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Unveiling EvacuSpots

Who: Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu, the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness,, and the Arts Council of New Orleans, and artist, Douglas Kornfeld invite you to attend the unveiling ceremony for EvacuSpots!

What: EvacuSpots are the intersection of art and emergency preparedness. Each sculpture designates a gathering place for transportation to safety in the event of a mandatory evacuation.

When: Monday June 3rd, 2pm

Where: Armstrong Park (N. Rampart St. @ St. Ann St.) 
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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 é─˙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.é─¨  Continued »
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"25 For 25"

"25 FOR 25"

Celebrating 25 Years of the City of New Orleans

Percent For Art Collection

Watch the Entire "25 for 25" Video Collection Online!

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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 
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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.  
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Promoting your art, organization or arts business on

Arts Council of New Orleans is excited to announce the launch of 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 is the premier resource for discovering our creative culture online.

Special thanks to the Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation, whose support made development of the mobile site possible.

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Iconic Signage Project Unveils Four New Neon Signs on Broad Street
Public Art Partnership Supported by National Endowment for the Arts,
Arts Council of New Orleans and Broad Community Connections

The Iconic Signage Project, a collaboration between the Arts Council of New Orleans and Broad Community Connections, created four new neon signs for businesses on Broad Street. Supported by a $25,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the project revitalizes New Orleansé─˘ Broad Street Main Street corridor by celebrating some of the many businesses that make Broad Street a vibrant commercial district. The Iconic Signage Project is an arts-based economic development project that employed local artists to promote small businesses, tell their story, and create a glowing visual identity for Broad Street.

One of Broad Streeté─˘s defining features is the eclectic nature of its architecture. Broad Street buildings range in style and age, from 19th century warehouses and brickyards, to early 20th century commercial storefronts and double shotgun residences, to larger contemporary commercial structures. The Iconic Signage Project creates a cohesive element among the buildings on Broad Street without imposing an artificial sense of unity on the corridor. Using neon lighting, the signs evoke some of the jazz-age and automobile-era heyday Broad Street enjoyed in the first half of the 20th century, and also visually depict the nature of the goods or services that each business provides.

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Visual Artists Rights Act Webinar now available on demand
The Visual Artists Rights Act (VARA) is a federal act of congress which protects the rights of visual artists. Passed 20 years ago, VARA is often an opaque law whose protections are sometimes difficult to predict. Recently, the Arts Council presented a webinar on VARA with Ashlye Keaton, co-founder and supervising attorney of the ELLA Project, Running about 30 minutes, this webinar covers:
  • Overview of meaning, origin and history of moral rights.
  • Introduction to the Visual Artists Rights Act as part of the Copyright Act.
  • Explanation of the rights to attribution and integrity granted to authors of works of art through VARA.
  • Discussion of case studies applying and interpreting the scope of VARA.

To view this webinar, please click here.

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This webinar is presented in part with support from the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, and the Joan Mitchell Foundation. 
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Percent For Art Program & Commission é─˙EvacuSpotsé─¨ Public Art
New Orleans, LA é─ţ The Arts Council of New Orleans, on behalf of the City of New Orleansé─˘ Percent For Art Program, is pleased to announces the winner of the EvacuSpots public art competition.

The EvacuSpots project is a unique partnership between the Percent For Art Program and the citizené─˘s volunteer group to support New Orleans Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness [NOHSEP]. The two organizations teamed up to solve one of the Cityé─˘s emergent needs: to create clearly identifiable and iconic locations marking the exact City Assisted Evacuation Plan [CAEP] pick-up points. These are the locations throughout the City where citizens can gather to be transported out of town in the case of a mandatory evacuation. A test of the CAEP system in 2008 found that most citizens did not know where to go in their neighborhood to wait for the bus.

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Branding the Arts Webinar now available on demand
An effective artist brand communicates your values and helps you attract new customers. Recently, Join Lindsay Glatz, Director of Marketing for the Arts Council of New Orleans presented a webinar on Branding the Arts. This webinar is now available for free streaming on demand. The webinar runs about thirty minutes and covers
  • What we mean by branding?
  • What makes a great brand.
  • The importance of authenticity.
  • How to best use graphic design.
  • Integrating your brand into everything you do.
To view the webinar, please click here.

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This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support comes from the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, and the Joan Mitchell Foundation

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