Contemporary Arts Center


The Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) is a multidisciplinary arts center dedicated to the presentation, production, and promotion of the art of our time. The CAC expresses its mission by organizing world-class exhibitions, performances, and programs that educate and enlarge audiences for the arts. See "More About Us" to find out how your GiveNOLA Day contribution supports contemporary artists and educational programs. You'll also receive a CAC membership for an entire year with a donation of $25+!

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Category: Arts & Culture
Parish: Orleans
The CAC annually presents, curates, and produces 3-5 visual art exhibitions, 8-10 theatrical, dance, and/or musical performances, and 8+ film-screenings. More than 500 visual and performing artists participate in CAC programs each season. CAC presentations encompass works in all media, and exhibiting visual and performing artists work with the local community through public programs that include workshops, master classes, curatorial walkthroughs, book signings, lectures, panel discussions, and school visits.

This GiveNOLA Day, your donations support the CAC in many impactful ways:

$10: Gallery Admission Sponsor
Covers the cost of CAC gallery admission for one local artist or student

$25: Field Trip Exchange Sponsor
Covers the cost of CAC gallery admission & supplies for one Field Trip Exchange student + receive a Student/Artist/Educator membership

$50: Teen Board Sponsor
Covers the cost of one weekly Teen Board convening + receive an Individual membership

$100: Artist Membership Sponsor
Covers the cost of donated memberships to 5 local artists + receive a Family/Couple membership

$250: Summer Camp Sponsor
Covers the cost of CAC Summer Camp for one student + receive a Collectors Club membership

$500: Open Call Exhibition Sponsor
Covers the cost of exhibiting one Louisiana-based artist in the annual Open Call exhibition (opens August 4) + receive a Patron Now membership

$1,000: Teen Exhibition Sponsor
Covers the cost of artwork preparation and installation for the annual CAC Teen Exhibition (opens April 14) + receive a Silver Circle membership
"It was remarkable to share this work within the dynamic and diverse community you have cultivated at your arts center." - Ruben Polanco, Theater Mitu

"It's always so exciting and refreshing to experience contemporary performing arts at the CAC. I appreciate the continued efforts to raise awareness of new work and to bring new and exciting artists and works to our state." - CAC Patron polled in a recent survey