Apply Now: Norfolk Southern Artist in Residence Program

At Norfolk Southern, art is a celebration of who we are, where we come from, and who we aspire to be; of our common purpose, and the culture we’re building together. After the merger of Norfolk & Western and Southern railroads in the 1980s, art helped us to build a shared culture and common ground among our employees.

Understanding the impact that art can have, Norfolk Southern has been a long-standing supporter of arts and culture in the communities we serve. We are excited to continue this tradition by offering two years of studio space at our Atlanta headquarters to a local artist through our artist-in-residence program.

Norfolk Southern is seeking applications for a visual artist that not only wants to take advantage of the highly visible studio space in Midtown Atlanta, but is motivated to engage with and build connections with our employees through the power of art. The artist will have full access to the 755-square-foot studio space at no cost for two years, including all utilities, and internet connectivity. They will also receive an annual stipend of $5,000 ($3,000 to help with the purchasing of materials and a $2,000 parking allowance).

Artist Requirements:

  • The selected artist will sign a contract with Norfolk Southern detailing terms of the two-year lease. 
  • The artist will be expected to work in the studio at least 20 hours per week.
  • The studio is to be used as workspace, not as a living space, salesroom, or administrative office, and may not be sublet.
  • Standard studio practice safety procedures are required. 
  • The artist should be cognizant that they are working within a corporate environment and will be conscious of noises, smells, and personal behavior when it comes to the production of their artwork.
  • The artist should have General Liability Insurance or must sign a waiver of liability.
  • At the completion of the residency, the artist will be asked to donate an artwork or works of art valued at $10,000 retail to the building as part of the Norfolk Southern Artist in Residency collection. Selection of artwork will be determined between the artist and a Norfolk Southern representative.

Application Requirements:

Artists must submit a resume, bio and 10 images of their work to Anne Lambert Tracht at by Sunday, October 22nd. Representatives of ConsultArt and Norfolk Southern will make the final decision as to which artist is chosen. The chosen artist must be available to move in by February 2024.