Conceived in 2013, the Arts Council of New Orleans’ International Projects initiative emerged out of a desire to partner with centers of artistic significance in order to:
- Provide local artists with increased exposure to global contemporary art cultures
- Initiate new revenue and career opportunities for New Orleans artists
- Advance a vision of New Orleans as a central city for global contemporary art production
With the International Projects initiative, we expect to catalyze cultural exhibition exchanges that place New Orleans at the forefront of leading movements in the visual arts arena while continuing to advance our international reputation for the culinary arts and jazz.
Additionally, we aim to create opportunities that align cultural exchange efforts in markets targeted for enhanced business development by the City of New Orleans, State of Louisiana, and US State Departments.