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Call to Artists: Arts Council Direct Purchase of 2-D Artwork

Submission Deadline November 3rd. The Arts Council of New Orleans, through its Percent For Art Program, is acquiring new 2-D art to hang in City-owned buildings. This Direct Purchase is initially targeted to acquire art for Community Centers and Libraries, but once a piece enters the collection, it may move to other government facilities over time. […]

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Announcing Broad+Water

Broad+Water is a creative place-making project that will highlight Broad Street’s unique water management infrastructure. Water management continues to be a crucial community issue in New Orleans today; from the system’s original design at the turn of the last century

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Arts Council on the Road #ArtPrize

We’re pretty far from home. On September 20, two team members of the Arts Council of New Orleans arrived in Grand Rapids for Artprize, which describes itself as a “radically open, independently organized international art competition.” In its five years, Artprize has invested more than $3 million in award money directly to artists. What are […]

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Become a Member, Earn a Chance to Win our Literary Arts Gift Basket

Your membership is vital to supporting and enhancing our exceptional arts and cultural community.  Our members at the $150 level and above are eligible for the drawing to win a unique gift basket each quarter lovingly designed by our Membership Manager Dolita Brown. The purpose of preparing these baskets is to have the recipient gain […]

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What is an Arts Council?

What is an arts council? Today. In cities across the country, arts councils were formulated through various constructs to advance the arts, primarily by deploying dollars on behalf of government agencies or local workplace giving campaigns. Other traditional elements of an Arts Council portfolio could include event calendars, professional development training, advocacy programs, and public […]

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Treme Homecoming: A Treme Center Youth & Community Engagement Project

It’s a steamy Saturday morning in August, the kind that lends itself to sleeping in or finding the nearest pool, yet some 40 people spanning several generations are gathered at the Treme Center with all eyes and ears on Yellow Pocahontas Mardi Gras Indian Queen Gina Montana. Ms. Montana is the final guest in a […]

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