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The Percent For Art Program Selects New Public Art Project for Coliseum Square
The Arts Council of New Orleans, on behalf of the City of New Orleans’
Percent For Art Program,
is pleased to announce the selection of a new sculpture to be created specifically for Coliseum Square. The proposal: Birth of a Muse,
by local sculptor Kim Bernadas,
was selected by a panel of neighborhood representatives, an artist, architect, landscape designer and public art expert.
The new sculpture will be a cast bronze figure representing one of the nine muses who are the namesakes of the Lower Garden District neighborhood. When the piece is installed on Terpsichore St. it will create another entrance point to the park guarded by a strong female figure; like
at the Clio St. entrance, and
Sophie Wright at the Uptown end of the park system.
The budget for the new sculpture is $30,000.
Americans for the Arts Releases National Arts Index
The National Arts Index is a highly-distilled annual measure of the health and vitality of arts in the U.S. using 76 national-level indicators of arts and culture activity. This report covers an 11-year period, from 1998 to 2008. This National Arts Index encompasses one of the largest collections of data on arts and culture in the
U.S. ever assembled. The information has been gathered from reputable government and private sector sources and covering multiple industries--nonprofit and for-profit arts organizations, artists, funding and investment, employment, attendance and personal creation, and much more.
Click here to download the pdf
Thanks to Our Funders! Your Support Impacts the Cultural Community
We believe the arts are essential to the life of the community. And, we are thankful to the foundations and individuals that fund our projects during 2009-2010.
The Joan Mitchell Foundation
funded the Art in Public Places installations, 19 artworks displayed in New Orleans. The Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation
and Joan Mitchell Foundation
provide support for our Art Business Program workshops and webinars. RosaMary Foundation
continues to fund the Artists as Entrepreneur course. Our monthly Arts Market at Palmer Park receives funds from New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation
for music programs and from Target
for kid’s activities. Our award-winning ELLA Project, which provides pro-bono legal services to artists, receives funding from the Greater New Orleans Foundation Community Impact Program
and the Louisiana State Bar Association
. We are pleased that the Greater Philadelphia Culture Alliance
and the Pew Charitable Trusts
fund NOLAFun Guide, which is currently adding new features to create a world-class platform for our New Orleans’ artistic community.
Operating support is possible with the generous help of the Azby Fund
, the Zemurray Foundation
, and numerous individual donors
. With the confidence and commitment of our funders, the Arts Council of New Orleans continues to serve the cultural economy of New Orleans.
Trademark Webinar Available On Demand
You can now stream the Arts Council's Trademark webinar for free over your computer.
Presented by ELLA Project Supervising Attorney Ashlye Keaton, this webinar is approximately 25 minutes and addresses:
- The difference between copyright and trademark
- Reasons for securing your trademark
- The difference between State and Federal Trademarks
- The Trademark registration process
- Trademark Infringement, and the legal remedies
To view this webinar, please click here
Find this information helpful? Then please consider contributing!
This workshop is funded with support from the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, and the Joan Mitchell Foundation
Saving a treasure –Teamwork at it’s best
Left to right: Senator David Heitmeier, Council Member at Large Jacquelyn Brechtel Clarkson, McKay Lodge Conservators (Bob Lodge and Marcin Pikus ), Lieutenant Governor Mitch Landrieu, and Interim Director/CEO of the Arts Council of New Orleans Mary Len Costa.
Starting in September 2006, the Arts Council has been monitoring and convening interested parties to save a treasured artwork in Algiers. Now, State, City and non-profit agencies have all rallied together to ensure the work will be enjoyed by future generations. Located on a building slated for demolition, this beautiful mosaic was created in 1963 by renowned artist Conrad Albrizio. Professional conservators from the McKay Lodge Conservation Laboratory are currently preparing the piece for removal and storage until it can be reinstalled in the newly built mental health facility in 2012.
For more information on Conrad Albrizio,
please click here
For a photo of the mural,
please click here
Podcasting the Arts Webinar Available On Demand
The Arts Council's latest webinar, Podcasting the Arts
, is now available for free streaming via our website. The webinar runs roughly 15 minutes, and can be viewed by
To supplement this webinar, please see this Basic Guide to RSS and Feeds, downloadable as a PDF.
Presented by Cole Bernstein and Gene Meneray of the Arts Council's Arts Business Program, the webinar covers how to create a podcast, how to distribute it, what other artists are doing with podcasts, and tips for production and recording.
This on demand webinar is funded with support from the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, and the Joan Mitchell Foundation
Arts Council Podcast: New Orleans Fringe
On June 4, 2009, the Arts Council's Cole Bernstein and Gene Meneray sat down with Kristen Evans and Dennis Monn of New Orleans Fringe Inc
for a conversation about the successes of the Fringe Festival, plans for future festivals and performances, the state of the performing arts community in New Orleans, and tips and ideas for others looking to create a start-up arts organization.
This conversation is available for free streaming through our website. The conversation lasts roughly 15 minutes, and can be listened to by
Arts Marketing Workshop Audio Highlights
On April 15, 2009, the Arts Council's Lindsay Glatz, NOMA's Jim Mulvihill, and LeMieux Gallery's Christy Wood presented "Arts Marketing: Gallery and Organizations"
to the Arts Council's audience. Topics addressed included how to approach galleries and museums, working with the media, the pros and cons of events ,and marketing with new media. Below are some audio highlights available for free streaming through our website!
Cultural Products Districts
Louisiana's Cultural Products Districts provide for tax free sales of original works of visual art, as well as tax credits for commercial and residential renovation within the specified district. There are 21 seperate districts in New Orleans alone, and the Arts Council has played a promient role in their creation.
To view the complete lists and map of the Cultural Products Districts, as well as access FAQ's, please click here
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