Atlanta BeltLine, National Black Arts Festival Unite for public Artwork

Atlanta BeltLine, National Black Arts Festival Combine for public art

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    The National Black Arts Festival is collaborating with Atlanta Beltline Inc. to bring artwork to the beltline areas. CONTRIBUTED

    Posted: 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, December 12, 2017

    Atlanta BeltLine Inc. and the National Black Arts Festival are starting a new cooperation to enhance artwork in the Atlanta BeltLine areas. Working together, both organizations will reach more communities and more artists, share knowledge and resources and support and encourage artists to continually push to get a confident, diverse public art expertise in Atlanta.

    ABI is currently in the process of reevaluating its public art plan with the goal of equity, access, and inclusion across the ethnic sector. Throughout the past couple of months, ABI has held meetings to be able to get feedback from communities using their suggestions for Art on the Atlanta BeltLine along with other programming.

    Results of this Art on the Atlanta BeltLine community involvement process highlighted an opportunity for greater outreach and connection to a more diverse set of artists in the juried selection through the last visual and performance functions. ABI and NBAF will operate to accomplish these goals by bringing together world-class artwork professionals, improving artistic programming, and greater diversity in planning and implementation. This new partnership is the first step in a collection of new collaborations which may reshape how Art on the Atlanta BeltLine joins with the broader community.

    NBAF features yearlong artistic and educational programming and is known as the oldest multidisciplinary arts business in the USA focused exclusively on the arts and artists of African descent. Art about the Atlanta BeltLine is your largest outdoor, temporary public art exhibition in the south west. By augmenting one individual’s efforts in performances, commissioned works, and visual art applications, NBAF and ABI can still continue to create a wide assortment of artists to ensure that they flourish in Atlanta’s global arts and culture scene.

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