City of Atlanta, Georgia (aka Office of Cultural Affairs)
The NEA grant will support the design of a performance and exhibition space as part of a new park along the Atlanta BeltLine. The Atlanta BeltLine is an ambitious urban infrastructure project that will provide a network of public parks, trails, and transit along a former 22-mile railroad corridor that will surround downtown and connect many neighborhoods. The lead project partners will solicit input from the surrounding neighborhoods to inform the design of a permanent cultural landmark for performances and exhibitions on the BeltLine, in a space that has been used temporarily over the past four years. Project partners include City of Atlanta, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc., and Georgia Institute of Technology. The Cabbagetown and Reynoldstown neighborhoods in southeast Atlanta will be the immediate beneficiaries of the new space, as well as the larger Atlanta community that travels along the BeltLine.