The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership and The Atlanta Opera will be joint recipients of a $51,000 grant from The Home Depot Foundation and the Georgia Center for Nonprofits, the ABP announced today in a press release.
According to the release, the grant program is an annual, invitation-only competition for nonprofits in the Building Community Network, Atlanta’s largest and most influential collective of nonprofit leadership. Two organizations with different focus areas must apply for the grant together.
The new collaboration between ABP and The Atlanta Opera, called “Belting on the BeltLine,” will provide free operatic performances to parks and schools along the Atlanta BeltLine, including the Atlanta Opera Studio Tour productions of “The Magic Flute” and “The Barber of Seville” and a series of “pop-up” mini-performances.
“Making opera more accessible to all by delivering it through free performances along the Atlanta BeltLine aligns perfectly with the vision and spirit of ‘Art on the Atlanta BeltLine’ and we look forward to sharing this amazing performance art form with many who have not previously experienced it,” ABP Executive Director Rob Brawner said.
While this collaboration is outside of the official Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibition schedule, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. will explore ways to expand the arts and culture program to include more pop-up performances and experiences for trail users. Details “Belting on the BeltLine” performance series will be announced soon.