ELEVATE: Cultural Capital Pyramid Project Request for Qualifications

Good Afternoon,

I’ve attached three more artist calls we would love shared with the community. We are looking for an Interior Designer, Signage Artist, and an Artisan to bring the Pyramid Food Gallery Project to life.

The Pyramid Food Gallery will re-imagine a black owned community grocery store and examine how art and design can transform the way a community experiences space.  The aim of the project is to confront issues of food deserts by re-imagining a local corner store as a source of fresh food as well as a space of beauty.

Featuring an interior redesign by chosen interior designers, signage artist, and artisan — who will work alongside the store owner, the curatorial team, and the Office of Cultural Affairs collaboratively to creative a unique visual language.

The Pyramid Project is this year’s ELEVATE theme “cultural capital” embodied, as it is both a long-term physical investment in a community business and a cultural investment in creating an experience of community nourishment. The imagined possibilities for the space will consider both the civic needs of the community as well as the artistic intentions of the business owner. Most importantly the Pyramid Project emphasizes a necessity of investment in people, the most essential community nourishment there is.

Feel free to reach out with any questions.

Thank you,

Emily A. Fisher
Cultural Affairs Outreach Specialist
City of Atlanta, Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs
233 Peachtree Street; Suite 1700 :: Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Phone: 404-546-6849 :: Receptionist: 404-546-6788

Interior Designer: Pyramid Project ( interior deisgner call)
Signage Artist: Pyramid Project ( Signage Designer )
Artisan: Pyramid Project ( Artisan)


Want Safe Streets?: Atlanta Bicycle Coalition Wants to Hear from You!

The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition is developing a new strategic plan this year. To do that successfully, we’re seeking input from our members and the broader community. We have conducted interviews and focus groups – and now are gathering further input via this brief survey.

This survey is anonymous and should only take seven minutes to complete.

Insights from this survey will inform the agenda at a Community Discussion to be held Tuesday, August 6 from 6-8 pm at the M. Rich Building in Downtown Atlanta. We hope you will join us! Please use this link to RSVPThis fall, we will begin drafting the plan and will ask for further input from you then.

Thank you for taking time to respond to this brief survey. We appreciate your candid feedback and your ongoing support for our organization!

To take the survey, please click here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9Z68GPK

West End LCI and Atlanta BeltLine Subarea 1 Master Plan Updates: Study Area Survey

The City of Atlanta Department of City Planning and the Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. teamed up to coordinate two master planning efforts – West End Livable Centers Initiative (WELCI) and the Atlanta BeltLine Subarea 1 (SA-1) Master Plan updates. The updates represent the collective vision, policies and strategies that will guide future growth and development in the study area. We seek your input through this community survey to help understand community needs and craft a vision that will improve mobility, promote economic development, and encourage a better quality of life for all. The study area boundary is shown in the map below.

Please click the following link to access the survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfuZekWruu92a5xzaLC4htjMNKaQTYDI4wCxRVS4NrzNtlSww/viewform

Newburgh 4 Film Screening

Masjid Al-Mu’minun is inviting you and the Peoplestown community to fellowship in the viewing of this movie on Thursday.  Please share and invite the community to come out.

South River Stormwater Roadshow – An Informational Open House

The City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management invites you to attend the South River Stormwater Roadshow – An Informational Open House

Tuesday, July 30, 2019
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Rosel Fann Recreation Center
365 Cleveland Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30354

This Roadshow – focused on the South River watershed – is the fourth of seven Open House events designed to engage the public about stormwater issues. The goal of the Open House is to listen to the community and gather feedback about the Department’s stormwater program and projects. Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn about stormwater. Come and let your voice be heard. The DWM stormwater team and community partners will be on hand to discuss current and future programs, and how to be good stewards of the watersheds. We will listen to YOU about the impact of stormwater in your community. Light refreshments will be provided.

For more information, contact Todd Gleaton, Public Information Officer at 404-884-5190 or email at tgleaton@atlantaga.gov or visit www.atlantawatershed.org/stormwaterroadshow

NPU Initiative: July Working Session

The Center for Civic Innovation recently launched the NPU Initiative – an independently-led, multi-year study and review of the city’s historic Neighborhood Planning Unit (NPU) system.

However, we can’t do this work alone! We’re creating a coalition of organizations and individuals from across Atlanta to partner with us and help drive this initiative forward over the next two years. At our June meeting, after reviewing the draft problem statement from May, we dug deeper into the whoswhats, and hows of the working groups.

Join us on Saturday, July 27th at noon as we will be creating outreach strategies:

  1. to educate more people about the NPU system, and
  2. to listen to and learn from residents about how the NPU system is currently functioning and how the City of Atlanta can more effectively support it.

Want to participate but feel like you need to get up to speed on NPUs and the NPU Initiative first? Feel free to join us early at 11:30am so we can fill you in on the basics.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/npu-initiative-july-working-session-tickets-63918718608