NOLA Red Hot Art Residency Program

Description

If you are a visual artist/photographer, enjoy a working studio located in historic Algiers Point, complete with easels, tables and great lighting in a setting only to be found in New Orleans. If you are musically inclined, you are one block from a local only to be found in NOLA bar that has live, local music and are only a 10 minute drive or ferry ride to Preservation Hall and Snug harbor. While a short ferry ride leads you directly to the bustling French Quarter, the small, village like town surrounded by nature provides a nice escape from the hectic city.

About The Program

Residency Program Since: 2017 Disciplines and Media:
  • Visual Art
  • Music
  • Videography
  • Photography
  • Writing
Duration of Residency/Number of Residents Allowed: Winter/ Fall:
  • One resident is allowed from one week to one month
Summer:
  • One or two residents can stay for the whole month of June
Setting:

Combination of both an urban and rural environment

Resources:
  • Studio for the visual arts
  • Cajun/Creole Cuisine can be provided
  • Tours guided or self guided
  • Fun
  • Authentic New Orleans culture
Accommodation:

Winter/Fall – Shared living space with local artist/wife
Summer – Entire home available

Working Languages:

English

Why New Orleans?

I have always said that New Orleans is a city that cultivates the best atmosphere for an artist because of the hot people, hot food, hot music, and hot weather. I want to give every artist the opportunity to immerse themselves in one of the biggest cultural melting pots in the United States. Let the sounds of the brass horns floating from the street musicians, the scents of whiskey on Bourbon street, and the tastes of the spicy creole cooking stimulate your artistic expression. Venture outside the tourist-dominated French Quarter, and experience all facets of the city to reap inspiration. Explore the Tréme, the neighborhood that created Jazz, or visit a former slave plantation just outside the city to delve further into America’s History, let New Orleans help shape your artistic brand in a new and meaningful way.

About Me

I grew up in the 7th Ward in New Orleans, and have participated in multiple international residencies, hosted exhibits at the Smithsonian Ogden Museum of Art and the New Orleans Museum of Art. I served on the board that selected artists to exhibit at the New Orleans Heritage and Jazz fest, and I received the cultural ambassador award for New Orleans by the city’s mayor. My achievements come from my hard work, talent, and common sense. I am self taught artist, and I tell stories through my work that pass on the traditions and history of New Orleans while combining both the rural and urban aspects of the unique city. Alongside art, I love cooking creole dishes my grandmothers taught me as a child, and would love to add a little lagniappe to your experience and create not only a visual cornucopia of surroundings, but also a culinary experience by teaching them family recipes of Authentic Gumbo, Andouille, and Etouffe.

Selection Procedure:

Please fill out the contact information below with a detailed message telling us about yourself, any previous art experience, and what interested you in applying to NOLA RED HOT Residency Program. I will review your submission and reach out to you with a quote if he believes you will make a good fit.