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St Joe Lofts Artist Housing
St. Joe Lofts is a unique housing opportunity for the New Orleans artist community. Artist affordable pricing and market rate one and two bedroom housing is available. St Joe Lofts is located between St. Joseph Street and Andrew Higgins and runs through the entire length of the block, one block towards the Convention Center from Magazine Street and the WWII Museum in the Warehouse District of New Orleans. 1 Bedrooms starting at $600, 2 Bedrooms starting at $700.

For more information, and an application, please visit, or call 504-982-5638.

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Licensing Music for Film and TV webinar now available on demand
With the continued development of the film industry in Louisiana, television shows like Trem?ę and expanded opportunities in the global marketplace, there are more opportunities than ever for Louisiana musicians to get their music in film and television. What do you need to know to be prepared?

Recently, the Arts Council asked ELLA Project Supervising attorney Ashlye Keaton to present a webinar on this topic. Running about 23 minutes, this webinar is now available for free streaming and covers:

  • How music is selected for film and television.
  • The role of music supervisors.
  • Who controls the copyright?
  • What exactly are master use and synchronization licenses?
  • Case studies of successful usage of Louisiana music in film and television.
To view this webinar, please click here.

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This webinar is made possible by support from the RosaMary Foundation.  
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Arts Council Restores Arthur Silvermané─˘s é─˙Aluminum Attitudesé─¨

é─˙Aluminum Attitudes,é─¨ a public art sculptural work by New Orleans artist, Dr. Arthur J. Silverman is receiving a much needed cleaning. Commissioned in 1993 by the Arts Council of New Orleans through the Percent For Art program, é─˙Aluminum Attitudes,é─¨ is installed on the Elysian Fields neutral ground near Leon C. Simon.

é─˙The aluminum sculptures are identical, just posed in different ways é─ý hence, the term attitudes,é─¨ Silverman said. Since its installation, the artwork has never required major repairs. This month, a conservation team led by John Buckner of Arthur Silverman Home, LLC, is reversing years of environmental exposure and is also employing conservation measures for future preservation of the artwork. Restoration of this and other public art pieces is part of the Arts Councilé─˘s effort to restore the Cityé─˘s Percent For Art collection for the benefit of the neighborhoods and communities in which they are placed.  Continued »
Volunteer with ELLA!
The ELLA Project, a partnership of the Arts Council, Tipitina's Foundation, and Tulane Law School, seeks volunteer attorneys for 2011. A unique, award winning program spearheaded by supervising attorney Ashlye Keaton, the ELLA Project provides pro bono legal assistance to low to moderate income artists, musicians, and grass roots non profits. ELLA is currently seeking volunteers in the following areas:
  • Intellectual Property
  • Non Profit Incorporation
  • General Non Profit Assistance
  • Contract Review
  • Family Law
  • Housing
If you, or an attorney you know is interested in assisting with ELLA, please call Gene Meneray at 504-523-1465, or email us.

Can't volunteer but want to support ELLA? Make a donation today! DonateNow

Along with the project partners, ELLA is supported by grants from the Louisiana Bar Foundation and a Community Impact Grant from the Greater New Orleans Foundation.  
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Reach 17,000 Arts & Cultural Consumers weekly e-letter covers local arts events, workshops, products and other cultural opportunities within the Greater New Orleans region.

Presented by the Arts Council of New Orleans, this weekly email reaches more than 17,000 opt-in subscribers direct to their email inbox. Take advantage of this opportunity to place your message in front of active consumers interested in local arts and culture.

For more information on sponsorship or advertising on please contact: Lindsay Glatz at (504)304-2925 or  
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"Rising Disc" Restored!
The Arts Council restored and reinstalled "Rising Disc" by Terry Weldon to coincide with the 55th Anniversary of Pontchartrain Park celebrated Nov. 14th, 2010. The sculpture was originally commissioned by the Percent For Art Program in 1990, was removed for maintanence in 2004, and has been waiting for the park renovation to be completed post-Katrina to be reinstalled. Read more about Pontchartrain Park celebration here:  
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Social Media for Culture Webinar available for free streaming

Social media is all the rage these days, but how can artists and organizations use it to engage their audience? Recently, the Arts Council asked Amanda Frentz , Development Associate with New Orleans City Park to present a webinar on how City Park has used social media, specifically Facebook and Twitter. to expand their marketing, dialogue with their patrons, and encourage new donors. You can now view this webinar on demand via free streaming.

Running a little over 30 minutes, the webinar covers what type of things to post, how often to post, and what the ultimate goal is, along with tracking your successes, managing the time you spend on social media, how to use photos and videos to enhance your patrons experiences, and more.

To view the webinar, please click here.

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This webinar is made possible by support from the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, and the Joan Mitchell Foundation. 
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Arts Council members eligible for RiverLand Credit Union membership

As a not-for-profit financial cooperative, RiverLand's earnings are returned to their members in the form of lower rates on loans, higher dividend rates on savings and investments, and convenient fee-free services.They have free checking accounts, free debit cards, free phone banking (toll-free), free online banking, extensive ATM Network, affordable low-rate loans, and no annual fee MasterCards allow you to conveniently manage your accounts any time, regardless of where you live. In our support of the Arts in New Orleans, RiverLand Credit Union membership eligibility is extended to all members of the Arts Council of New Orleans.

Arts Council membership starts at $75 a year, and you can join online here, or call us at 504-523-1465.

For more information on RiverLand, Questions? Call 504.576.5800 or 800.586.4RCU(4728) or visit us at 
Email Article To a FriendView Printable Version Webinar Available On Demand
Participate in the Arts Councilé─˘s newest project by creating an artist, arts group or venue profile on This webinar provides you with the step by step instructions to add your information to the website and details on:

- Promote your work

- Adding photos & videos

- Managing and changing your content

Take advantage of this simple and FREE way to promote yourself on New Orleansé─˘ premier arts online resource.

Please click here to stream the webinar.

This webinar is made possible by support from the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, the Joan Mitchell Foundation, and the RosaMary Foundation.  
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Portrait of an Arts Business: Ashley Merlin
Photographer Ashley Merlin recently talked to the Arts Council about publishing her new book, Statuesque New Orleans. In this quick interview, Ashley talks about:
  • The book publishing process.
  • Publicizing her book.
  • Online sales.
  • Working with bookstores.
  • What artists should know before publishing their book.

Check it out!

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