Art is Essential: Support the CAC

In a time of COVID-19 when society asks “what is essential," we are reminded that art makes us resilient.

The Contemporary Arts Center relies on the support of its friends and members to foster cutting-edge contemporary art. From experimental visual arts to transformative modern dance; from immersive performances to bold, cross-genre music, the CAC champions the art of living artists who illuminate our lives and whose work builds a more just world. Thank you!


All donations benefit CAC’s mission, artists, exhibitions, performances, and programs. Your 100% tax deductible contribution helps sustain the CAC’s extraordinary level of exhibitions, performances, and programs. We thank the many members and friends who support the CAC throughout the year, and invite you to join them by becoming a member or making a gift today.



A great way to support the CAC and join our community is to become a CAC member! All members receive year-round free admission to our galleries, discounts on CAC performance tickets with priority seating, invitations to CAC member exclusive events, and special guest passes to CAC galleries and special events.




A corporate alliance with the CAC demonstrates your company's commitment to the cultural enrichment of our community, offers tailored brand exposure with our diverse audience segments, and provides a unique venue for staff and client hospitality and experiences with preferred access to the CAC’s varied exhibitions, programs and special events. Sponsorship opportunities include visual art exhibitions, performing art programs, public programs and CAC’s branded special events including Hancock Whitney White Linen Night and SweetArts Ball.

For more information about Corporate Giving and Sponsorships, please contact Ann Kerrin, Development Manager, at



For donors who are committed to a strong and vibrant future for the Contemporary Art Center—and for people passionate about keeping art accessible for those throughout our community—planned giving creates this lasting legacy. Planned gifts enable you to have a lasting impact on our community through the CAC’s visual art, performing arts, and education programs. 

For more information about Planned Giving and Legacy Gifts, please contact Ann Kerrin, Development Manager, at



The CAC depends upon the efforts of its wonderful volunteers to present performances year-round, guide patrons through our visual arts exhibitions, and help with a variety of roles at the CAC and on Julia Street for our annual Hancock Whitney White Linen Night fundraiser. If you are intersted in becoming part of the guest experience and wish to volunteer at the CAC, contact Neana Collins, CAC Patron Services Coordinator, at