March 2, 2021

New Orleans, LA – March 2, 2021— The Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) New Orleans has received a $25,000 Grants for Arts Projects award from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support Inter[SECTOR], the CAC's three-year multidisciplinary program that is focused on cross-sector engagements between visual and performing artists and activists in the community who are working in the areas of carceral justice, healthcare, and the environment. The CAC’s program is among 1,073 projects across the country, selected by the NEA during their first round of fiscal year 2021 funding in the Grants for Arts Projects funding category, totaling nearly $25 million in support.

“The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support this project from the Contemporary Arts Center,” said Arts Endowment Acting Chairman Ann Eilers. “The CAC is among the arts organizations across the country that have demonstrated creativity, excellence, and resilience during this very challenging year.” 

During the 20-21 season the CAC’s Inter[SECTOR] program focuses on the impact of mass incarceration on communities through a series of virtual conversations, workshops, and performances created and led by women and non-binary artists and ensembles focusing on injustices in the prison system. 

“The National Endowment for the arts grant supports our Inter[SECTOR] program, including the creation and presentation of multidisciplinary new work in visual and performing arts that centers artists as vital partners in fostering social justice and dialogue in the civic sphere,” states George Scheer, Executive Director of the CAC.

For more information on projects included in the Arts Endowment grant announcement, visit arts.gov/news.

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About the CAC

The CAC is a multidisciplinary arts center that is dedicated to the presentation, production, and promotion of the art of our time. The CAC is a cultural leader. As such, it organizes, presents, and tours curated exhibitions, performances and programs by local, regional, national, and international artists. It demonstrates proactive local and regional leadership by educating children and adults, cultivating and growing audiences, and initiating and encouraging collaboration among diverse artists, institutions, communities, and supporters.  Museum admission is free on Sundays for Louisiana residents, courtesy of The Helis Foundation.  Children & Students through Grade 12 and under receive free admission courtesy of The Helis Foundation. The CAC is located at 900 Camp Street, at can be reached by phone at 504 528-3805.

Media Contact:
Laura B. Tennyson
Associate Director of Communications
Contemporary Arts Center
(504) 319-9943 | LTennyson@cacno.org
900 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA 70117

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