2023 Artist Residencies

Apply today for the CAC's visual and performing arts residencies


The CAC is thrilled to announce the call for submissions for our 2023 Artist Residency cohort. Our Residencies offer time, space, professional resources, exhibition and performance opportunities for both visual and performing artists in New Orleans. Performing artists are invited to advance work in progress with rehearsal time in the CAC's Black Box Theater and support from CAC technical and curatorial staff. Visual artists are invited to advance existing bodies of work and/or create new work with curatorial and site specific installation support. The performing residents are provided the opportunity to perform public work-in-process showings, while visual artists present new works as part of the CAC's annual SOLOS exhibition, alongside the Gulf South Open Call.

Two performing artists/companies and two visual artists/collectives will be selected for participation. Each of the selected artists/companies will be paid a $1000 honoraria in addition to curatorial, technical, and communication support valued at $3000 each. How to apply: Please fill out a submission form based on your medium. Once submissions have been closed, CAC staff will reach out to second round applicants with a request for a zoom interview the week of April 28.


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The Visual and Performing Arts Residency Program at the CAC is made possible through the generosity of the Greater New Orleans Impact Fund; the Welch Fund; and the RosaMary Foundation.

Programming and Exhibitions at the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans are made possible through generous support from: The Andrew Mellon Foundation; Art for Justice Fund, a sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors; The Helis Foundation, the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Foundation; National Endowment for the Arts; Greater New Orleans Foundation Impact Fund; The Welch Foundation; The RosaMary Foundation; Greater New Orleans Foundation; the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council; Eugenie and Joseph Jones Family Foundation; National Performance Network; New England Foundation for the Arts; Josephine Whitney Nixon; Baton Rouge Area Foundation; Foley Family Charitable Fund; New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation; Coughlin Saunders Foundation, Inc.; The Freeman-Woollam Foundation; the Poeyfarre Fund; Nurhan Gokturk; George & Milly Denegre Fund; I. William & Jane L; Marrero Land Improvement Association; Virginia Wise & Kevin Wilkins Fund; CAC President’s Council members: Valerie Besthoff, Susan & Ralph Brennan, Dathel & Thomas Coleman, Robyn Dunn Schwarz & Andrew Schwarz, Aimée & Michael Siegel, Staci Rosenberg, Jane B. & Rodney Steiner, MK Wegmann & Lisa Mount, Dian & Tom Winingder, David Workman; and CAC Silver Circle members: Virginia Besthoff & Nancy Aronson, Jessica Bride & Nick Mayor, Leslie & Jonathan Fawer, John Foley, Tina Freeman & Philip Woollam, Marcy H. Monrose Curtis & Charles Curtis, Gina Monette, Greg Montgomery, Barbara & Biff Motley, Robin Rankin, Michael Schneider, Sharron Silvers, Jane & I. William Sizeler, and Gretchen & Scott R. Wheaton. We are also grateful for the generous in-kind support from The Shop at the CAC, The Domain Companies; Corporate Realty, and Selina Catahoula New Orleans; as well as our community partners: Mr. Wolf Espresso & Books; Prospect New Orleans; Voice of the Experienced; and Arts District New Orleans.

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