ARTS & CULTURE
Creating a collective vision for the future of arts and culture along the BeltLine
The Arts & Culture Strategic Implementation Plan provides an arts and culture framework for the Atlanta BeltLine, a transformative redevelopment project that will ultimately connect 45 intown Atlanta neighborhoods via a 22-mile loop of multi-use trails, modern streetcar service, and parks. CivicMoxie was hired by Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) to develop a plan that would build on the current success of the Art on the Atlanta BeltLine public art program and ultimately transition ABI to a multi-layered Arts & Culture program that inspires strong, livable communities with increased creative activities. As the place “Where Atlanta comes together,” the BeltLine supports community connectedness and the vision sought to promote the everyday culture, local heritage, and artistic practices of the neighborhoods adjacent to the BeltLine while also offering opportunities for the display of world-class art.
CivicMoxie codified previous planning work around the BeltLine and built upon these efforts using public input gathered through seven community meetings and additional outreach during the planning process. The feedback was used to inform updates to area maps illustrating arts, culture, and historic assets in surrounding neighborhoods as well as to create a collective vision for the future of arts and culture along the BeltLine that ultimately helped shape the recommendations. The Plan will enable ABI to consider programs, art installations, and the development of cultural facilities and real estate that enhance the Atlanta BeltLine’s identity as a creative place, spur economic development, and improve the quality of life for residents throughout the city and region.
Arts and culture, community engagement, placemaking