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Saving a treasure Teamwork at its 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 
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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 clicking here.

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  
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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 clicking here.  
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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!
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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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