2023 Art Installation Unveiling In Freedom Park -“Self Portrait III” By Jaume Plensa

On October 23, 2023 The City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office Of Cultural Affairs in collaboration with the office of District 2 Councilmember Amir Farohki unveiled the latest addition of art installations in Freedom Park entitled Self Portrait III by Jaume Plensa. Self Portrait III was acquired under the leadership of Mayor Reeds’ Administration in 2017. […]

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October is National Arts & Humanties Month Get Involved!

October is National Arts & Humanities Month (NAHM)—a coast-to-coast collective recognition of the importance of culture in America. NAHM was launched by Americans for the Arts more than 30 years ago as National Arts Week in honor of the twentieth anniversary of the National Endowment for the Arts. In 1993, it was reestablished by Americans for […]

OCA Seeks Artist for Pittman Park Mural Project

The City of Atlanta – Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) is currently seeking a muralist to paint a vibrant and youthful mural at the Pittman Park Recreational Center. The selected artist or creative team for this mural project will receive $10,000 to cover payment, supplies, tools, equipment, and assistants. The community is interested in […]

OCA, Trust for Public Land Seek Artist for Cook Park Legacy Mural Program

In partnership with the City of Atlanta – Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, the Trust for Public Land invites metro Atlanta artists and artist teams to submit qualifications for site-specific mural installations in Rodney Cook, Sr. Park (Cook Park) in Atlanta’s Vine City neighborhood. The site-specific works of art should reflect Vine City’s unique history, and the artist selected will […]

OCA Announces Dates for FY ’22 Grant Funding Workshops

  First-time applicants interested in submitting a proposal for Contracts for Arts Services (CAS) funding must attend a virtual workshop covering the submission process. The final virtual workshop will be held on July 22, 2021, at 3 PM, via Microsoft Teams. The CAS workshops will cover grant guidelines and the online application process. CAS provides […]

OCA Awarded $25,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

The City of Atlanta – Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) has been given a $25,000 Grants for Arts Projects award by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support ELEVATE 2021. This project will enhance the City’s cultural offerings by providing free, quality cultural experiences that highlight what makes Atlanta unique and increasing […]

Hulu Commissions Monuments Honoring Coretta Scott King and Other Historic Women Leaders

The Public Artworks Will Honor Coretta Scott King in Atlanta, Marjory Stoneman Douglas in Miami and Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Los Angeles After uncovering the shocking statistic that fewer than 8% of all statues in the U.S. are of women, Hulu launched its “The Shape of History” campaign prior to the season three premiere of The Handmaid’s […]

Pitroda Art Presents “Movement: Art for Social Change” at City Hall on May 20

On the evening of May 20, 2021, tune in for the live projection on Atlanta City Hall. Pitroda Art will unveil “Movement: Art for Social Change,” an annual juried art exhibition that celebrates artists as champions of positive social change. The artworks, dedicated to the theme of racial justice, will be projected onto the Atlanta […]

OCA’s Public Art Team Mends Thornton Dial’s “The Bridge” in Freedom Park

The Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs’ Public Art Conservation and Maintenance Team recently visited Thornton Dial’s “The Bridge” – a commemorative found-object sculpture honoring the life and work of the late Civil Rights leader and Congressman John Lewis. Created in 1997, the artwork was dedicated to Congressman Lewis in 2005 to represent his efforts within […]