of New Orleans
935 Gravier St, Suite 850
New Orleans, LA 70112
NOLA for Life: Call to Artists
The Public Art Program of the Arts Council of New Orleans announces a Percent For Art Program direct purchase of existing artwork to support the Mayor’s NOLA for Life Campaign.
Supported through funds generated by 1% of City of New Orleans’ eligible municipal capital bonds, the Percent For Art Program has evolved over the past 25 years into one that includes commissioned work, acquisition of existing artwork, community outreach and education initiatives.
: Must reside or have gallery representation in Orleans Parish
: $15,000 total
: 5pm, May 30, 2013
Community Arts Awards Nominations
*Nomination Deadline Extended to Friday, May 17th*
For 37 years, the Arts Council of New Orleans’ Community Arts Awards have recognized individuals, organizations and corporations that have made outstanding contributions to the arts and culture of New Orleans. Since 1977, the Arts Council has given hundreds of awards. Beginning in 2012, nominations were opened to those in Jefferson and Plaquemines Parishes as well as New Orleans. Recipients include living artists, arts patrons, volunteers, nonprofit arts and cultural organizations and corporate patrons.
Award nominations should be based on artistic excellence, sustained contributions, unusual achievements, perseverance and a deep commitment to the arts and the cultural community. Recipients are selected by a panel of past recipients from the nominations submitted by the general public. The Awards will be presented during Arts Week in late September.
CLICK HERE for nomination form and details
Arts Council seeks Volunteer Grant Review Panelists
The Arts Council of New Orleans is seeking volunteers to serve as Grants Review Panelists. Panelists will be expected to read and review applications and participate in the panel meeting to determine funding recommendations. In order to volunteer, persons living in Orleans, Jefferson, or Plaquemines parishes should have a strong, unbiased knowledge of the arts field and the communities in which they live.
The panel will be chosen by the Arts Council of New Orleans to reflect the geographic and ethnic make-up of the region, as well as reflect the communities served and the various arts disciplines. Board Members of non-profit agencies are encouraged to volunteer. Employees of applying agencies are not eligible to serve on panels in which their grants are being reviewed.
In order to nominate someone or for a self-nomination, please complete the nomination form in one of two ways:
- Download the Panelist Nomination Form and send it to:
Arts Council of New Orleans
935 Gravier St, Suite 850
New Orleans, LA 70113
- Complete the online panelist nomination form.
Arts Council of New Orleans Announces New President/CEO Kim Cook
The Board of Directors of the Arts Council of New Orleans is pleased to announce Kim Cook as the new CEO. Ms. Cook will be on staff May 1. Board Chair Tom Reese made the announcement today stating “Ms. Cook is passionate about the intersection between culture and community, and cognizant that the arts play an instrumental role in advancing economic, social, and human interests. New Orleans is the quintessential city for culture and creative expression and we are pleased that Kim plans to be actively engaged in advancing goals that serve our artists, arts organizations and the citizens of New Orleans.”
Arts Council continues partnership with Shreveport Regional Arts Council for Entrepreneurial Training
The Arts Council of New Orleans is excited to continue its partnership with the Shreveport Regional Arts Council to bring our popular Artist as Entrepreneur Program to North Louisiana. On March 11th, we launched the 2013 version of our programming offering 32 hours of specialized entrepreneurial training to Shreveport area visual artists and non-profit organizations. This partnership is an outgrowth of ten years of intensive entrepreneurial training via our
Artist as Entrepreneur Program.
Help support our efforts to grow the cultural economy throughout Louisiana. Please
join or donate today!
This project is supported by the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, and the Joan Mitchell Foundation
"25 For 25"
"25 FOR 25"
Celebrating 25 Years of the City of New Orleans
Percent For Art Collection
Ashlye Keaton wins Best of the Beat Award
ELLA Project Supervising Attorney and Project Co-Founder has been named
Best Music Attorney
in the 2012 Best of the Beat Awards presented by Offbeat Magazine. Fifth year in a row for Ashlye. Congratulations to Ashlye for this well deserved honor!
ELLA Provides low to moderate income Louisiana artists and grass roots non-profits with pro bono legal assistance. If you need help from ELLA, please call 504-523-1465
The ELLA Project is a partnership of the Arts Council, Tipitina's Foundation and Tulane Law School, and received additional support from the Greater New Orleans Foundation, the Louisiana State Bar Association, and Lambent/Tides Foundation
UNO Graduate Program in Arts Administration Releases Marketing Study on the Performing Arts in New Orleans
The price of admission to a ticketed performing arts event is the greatest barrier to attendance in New Orleans, according to a new citywide survey released by the University of New Orleans Graduate Program in Arts Administration. There is evidence, however, that if other marketing and communication issues are addressed, price could become less of a hindrance, according to the survey.
Working jointly with the market survey company Q2 Insights, Inc., under the direction of Kirsty Nunez, UNO students conducted and analyzed both a focus group and an online survey with more than 400 respondents to identify attractions, barriers and preferences in attendance at live ticketed performing arts events.
To view the complete study,
please click here.
Arts Council of New Orleans receives NEA grant to develop an Artist as Entrepreneur e-course
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Rocco Landesman announced today that Arts Council of New Orleans is one of 832 non-profit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant. Arts Council of New Orleans is recommended for a $20,000 grant to support the development of an e-course from the Art Business Programs successful Artist as Entrepreneur training session for artists.
The Artist as Entrepreneur e-course will provide virtual visual arts marketing, self-promotion, and career-planning course for visual artists. Proposed training sessions include developing marketing materials, promoting artwork online, small business basics, media training, working with galleries, goal-setting, and designing a career path. The online course will be provided in conjunction with the spring and fall in person Artist as Entrepreneur eight-week sessions provided by the Arts Council.
"I'm proud to announce these 832 grants to the American public including the Artist as Entrepreneur e-course," said Chairman Landesman. "These projects offer extraordinary examples of creativity in our country, including the creation of new work, innovative ways of engaging audiences, and exemplary education programs."
“The Artist as Entrepreneur program has successfully trained more than 300 local artists, giving graduates the confidence to establish full time careers as artists, to open galleries and develop partnerships with national brands,” Arts Council of New Orleans Interim President and CEO Mary Len Costa said. “An Artist as Entrepreneur series online will greatly expand our capacity to provide this nationally-recognized training program to artists interested in enhancing their arts careers through innovative and effective business practices.” More than 3,000 artists from across the world have already viewed Arts Council of New Orleans arts business webinars online and the Arts Council of New Orleans continues to receive requests from arts organizations across the Gulf South to provide similar artist entrepreneur training in their communities.
ArtsNewOrleans.org Mobile Site Launch
Promoting your art, organization or arts business on ArtsNewOrleans.org
Arts Council of New Orleans is excited to announce the launch of ArtsNewOrleans.org mobile site, making it easier than ever for artists and arts organizations to reach potential arts patrons on the go.
As New Orleans only dedicated arts events calendar and creative directory ArtsNewOrleans.org is the premier resource for discovering our creative culture online.
Special thanks to the Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation
, whose support made development of the ArtsNewOrleans.org mobile site possible.
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