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Monday, January 11, 2016


In the spirit of nurturing creative research, development, and action, The Goat Farm Arts Center and The Hambidge Center for Creative Arts & Sciences have joined forces again to proudly present an unconventional public action project in Atlanta. FIELD EXPERIMENT 2016 aims to bring groundbreaking work to the surface with the following support: $20,000 commission, a residency, and collaborative production assistance to realize a prodigious vision for Atlanta. Priority will be given to work that is interactive, collaborative, and accessible to the public. We invite artists, scientists, architects, performers, and visionaries to work individually or collectively to create new paths for our city.

DEADLINE for proposals: February 5, 2016

Submit online at

$10 entry fee

Phase I: Finalists will be announced on February 23, 2016. Finalists will present their concepts in a compelling fashion to the public at the Goat Farm Arts Center on April 23rd for the Hambidge Art Auction + Field Experiment Gala attracting over 1,000 attendees. Each finalist will receive $2,000 plus technical and production assistance. The winning project will be selected by the panelists then announced on May 2nd, 2016.

Phase II: Presentation of the full-scale winning project in fall of 2016 in streets and/or skies of Atlanta. The creator/creative team for the winning project will receive $20,000, technical and production support, and a two week residency at The Hambidge Center.

  • February 5, 2016 - Proposals due
  • February 23, 2016 - Phase I finalists announced
  • April 23, 2016 - Phase I projects presented in Atlanta
  • April 25-30, 2016 - Phase I projects open to the public
  • May 2, 2016 - Winner announced
  • 2016 - Phase II winning project presented in Atlanta
Field Experiment 2016 Panel:
  • Jamie Badoud, Executive Director of The Hambidge Center 
  • Teresa Bramlette Reeves, Director of Curatorial Affairs, Zuckerman Museum of Art
  • Madison Cario, Director of the Office of the Arts at Georgia Tech
  • Bethany Collins, Multidisciplinary Artist
  • Anthony Harper, Co-founder of The Goat Farm Arts Center
About the Goat Farm Arts Center: The Goat Farm Arts Center, a creative industrial complex in Atlanta, has re-positioned a 19th century factory into one of Atlanta’s largest Centers for contemporary thought, vanguard art & performance.

About the Hambidge Center: For over 80 years, The Hambidge Center for Creative Arts & Sciences has awarded residency fellowships to distinguished artists and scientists at their 600-acre creative sanctuary in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Center is a non-profit funded in part by the Fulton County Commission under the guidance of Fulton County Arts & Culture, the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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