Calling New Orleans' Visual & Performing Artists!

Applications Accepted Monday, March 8 - Friday, April 9, 2021

Exhibition and Performance Showcases: August 27 - October 3, 2021

The CAC is excited to invite visual and performing artists who are living and/or working in New Orleans to apply to the CAC’s 2021 Artist Residency program. The deadline to apply is Friday, Apil 9, 2021 at 11:59 pm CDT.

The CAC's Artist Residencies support New Orleans’ performing and visual artists with studio time, exhibition and performance opportunities, alongside technical and curatorial support for the development of new work. The program supports artist-led research that fosters the creation of new, interdisciplinary work.

Apply Now

Applications are no longer being accepted.

2021 Performing Artist Residencies Overview

CAC Performing Arts Residencies seek to identify local generative artists in need of residency support during the process of creating new interdisciplinary performance work.

Over their two week residency, the creators will be given rehearsal space in our Black Box Theatre and feedback/brainstorming from our technical and artistic advisors, in addition to 40 hours of tech time (utilizing the CAC’s lighting and sound equipment overseen by our Technical Director) in their second week.

The residencies will culminate in work-in-progress performances to take place August 27, 28, and 29, 2021. Artists will be required to participate in public programming for one Sunday of their residency in a form of their own choosing -- from an open rehearsal to a workshop -- to engage with the public audience of the CAC. Artists will also be asked to engage with the CAC's Communications Department to promote their work and the residency program. Possible activities include: social media takeover, artist interviews, behind the scenes footage, etc. All decisions about promotion will be made in collaboration with the artist.

We invite New Orleans-based performing artists/companies who are working on new, original, multi-disciplinary projects and are in need of space to apply for a residency. Groups must be able to commit to an entire two-week residency period in either June or August 2020. Selected artists will be paid a stipend of $500 for individuals and $700 for groups.

2021 Visual Artist Residencies Overview

CAC Visual Arts Residency seeks to identify local generative artists interested in creating an exhibition of new work over the course of their three month residency, culminating in a month-long group show.

Artists will be given access to individual 1000 sq. ft spaces in the CAC's second floor Lupin Gallery in which to create an exhibition of their work.

The studios will function as work spaces and will be converted into gallery space for the run of the show from Auguest 27 - October 3, 2021. In addition to the individual studios, artists will have access to 1,000 sq ft of shared space, a slop sink, paint storage area, and minor dust controlled woodworking space. The Lupin Gallery consists of four equally divided spaces allowing room for artists to create in their own private space as well as be in close proximity to three other artists. Artists will have access to the space Wednesday-Monday from 10:30am-4:30pm. *Extended hours may be possible on a weekly basis depending on capacity and need.

Artists will be required to participate in public programming one Sunday a month of their residency in a form of their own choosing -- from an open studio to a workshop -- to engage with the public audience of the CAC. Artists will also be asked to engage with the CAC's Communications Department to promote their work and the residency program. Possible activities include: social media takeover, artist interviews, behind the scenes footage, etc. All decisions about promotion will be made in collaboration with the artist.

We invite New Orleans-based visual artists who are working on new, original, multi-disciplinary projects to apply for a residency. Selected artists will be paid a stipend of $500 for individuals and $700 for groups.

Meet our 2020-2021 Artists-in-Residence

The CAC's Artist Residencies support New Orleans’ performing and visual artists with studio time, exhibition and performance opportunities, alongside technical and curatorial support for the development of new work. The program supports artist-led research that fosters the creation of new, interdisciplinary work.

20-21 Visual Artists-in-Residence

20-21 Performing Artists-in-Residence

Watch & Listen

SOLOS: Exhibitions and Showcases of New Work by CAC Visual Artists-in-Residence

In the Fall of 2020, visual artists Ana Hernandez, Shana M. griffin, and Sarah Hill were selected into the CAC Visual Artist Residency program and were provided with 1,000 square feet of built-out studio space in the CAC’s second floor Lupin Gallery. This exhibition is the first look at their new work, and is on view through April 25, 2021.

LEARN MORE

"Let's Talk About It," A Work-in-Progress Play by The Graduates

"Let’s Talk About It" is a play by Ausettua AmorAmenkum that focuses on the many issues in which mass incarceration manifests, and reflects the impact that it has on society, family. and incarcerated persons. Ausettua is a member of The Graduates, a New Orleans-based performing arts organization comprised of former members of the Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women (LCIW) Drama Club. Watch the CAC's streamed table read of the play, recorded in October 2020, below.

WATCH

"Requiem for a Stranger" by Vagabond Inventions and Renee Benson

"Requiem for a Stranger" is an expansive work of music and movement-theater created by physical theater company Vagabond Inventions in collaboration with singer-composer Renee Benson. This episodic, ensemble-devised project explores the heartspace of grief - an emotion that mainstream American culture habitually avoids, but which currently overwhelms our daily life. Watch the CAC's streamed work-in-progress performance, recorded in October 2020, below.

WATCH

Supported By: