The program seeks qualified Respondents in the following areas: 

  • Scholar-in-Residence 
    The Atlanta BeltLine Scholar-in-Residence will produce a body of work to include a peer-reviewed academic white paper and a public presentation of their research findings. The Scholar will contribute to Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.’s (ABI’s) ongoing mission of equity, access, and inclusion by engaging in a thorough analysis of those topics as they relate to the city of Atlanta.
  • Curator-in-Residence
    Specific to the Art on the Atlanta BeltLine annual exhibition, the Curator-in-Residence will work with the ABI Arts & Culture, Community Engagement, and Communications teams to engage and publicize the body of work for exhibition on the Atlanta BeltLine.
  • Artist–in-Residence
    The Artist-in-Residence will develop a portfolio of work, culminating in a solo exhibition that will showcase the various sections of the Atlanta BeltLine corridor. ABI will retain the rights to at least one piece for its long-term foundational collection.

The qualified Scholar-in-Residence, Curator-in-Residence, and Artist-in-Residence will have access to ABI’s staff and its facilities to complete the Atlanta BeltLine Residency Program’s residency objectives.  

The ideal Resident is someone who is a quick learner and displays great enthusiasm to share their work with others. Special consideration will be given to those who have worked in urban environments and/or marginalized communities, as well as community members of Atlanta BeltLine neighborhoods. Additionally, the candidate should possess the following skills or aptitudes:  

  • Demonstrated passion for the overall Atlanta BeltLine project;  
  • Highly organized with good time-management skills; 
  • Ability to interact with stakeholders and constituents in a professional manner; 
  • Ability to foster successful collaboration with community and work with groups of people to generate ideas; 
  • Possess excellent research, writing, and communications skills; 
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and other relevant programs that may pertain to your work; 
  • Ability to plan work and meet deadlines; 
  • Must provide own tools and equipment 

  • Access to information and people who implement the country’s largest urban redevelopment project;  
  • Opportunity to interact with civic and community leaders; 
  • $20,000 stipend for the 12-month residency term;  
  • Workspace to be used at the Resident’s leisure.  

The Scholar-in-Residence, Curator-in-Residence, and Artist-in-Residence are 12 months in duration, from July 1 to June 30.

Check back in spring 2024 for more on how to apply.