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Based in the culturally diverse and historic city of New Orleans, the Joan Mitchell Center’s mission is to support local, national, and international contemporary visual artists. Learn more.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, October 12
8:30–11:30 AM
Collaboration with
Firelight Media

Saturday, October 22
8:00–11:00 PM
Monthly Speakeasy at Indigo

Wednesday, November 9
Collaboration with

Thursday, November 17
6:00–9:00 PM
Discussion + artwork by

See our full calendar of events here, and stay tuned on social media (links below) for more details. 

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Artist-in-Residence Program

The Joan Mitchell Center's Artist-in-Residence programming offers artists – from emerging to established, national and local – the time and space to create work, and the opportunity to engage with a community of artists in residency at the Center, as well as with the vibrant arts community of New Orleans. Learn more.

Artwork of the Fall 2016 Artists-in-Residence.

Center Programming

As part of the Joan Mitchell Center's commitment to provide a forum for artists and to be a welcoming, inclusive gathering place for artists and the broader community of New Orleans, the Joan Mitchell Center curates and produces public programming, creating events that support values of community, diversity and social equity. Learn more.

Poet Kelly Harris-DeBerry reading at the February 2014 Visual MashUp and Open Studios, February 2014

Performance by Monica McIntyre during Visual MashUp, December 2013

Community Partnerships

The Joan Mitchell Center aspires to be an asset to an already culturally rich neighborhood in New Orleans. Working with a broad range of individuals and institutions throughout the city is integral to the Center's mission and goals. Learn more.

An ‘Art Market’ organized by the New Orleans organization Constance and hosted by the Joan Mitchell Center, which gave over 60 local artists the opportunity to sell their works and engage directly with the public in December of 2011.


I’m a New Orleans based artist, how do I apply for the New Orleans Local Artist (NOLA) Studio Program?

The Joan Mitchell Center engages local organizations and institutions as nominators for its local artist studio program to ensure diversity of applicants. We do not accept unsolicited requests at this time.

How can my organization partner with the Joan Mitchell Center?

The Joan Mitchell Center has a strong commitment to developing relationships with community members, organizations and institutions. Attending an event at the Center (such as a Community Coffee) is an ideal way to get a sense of the Center’s values, and to meet staff members. Please review the Community Partnerships page to learn more and email with any requests for partnership.

I work for a New Orleans based organization and we have a guest coming into town. Can I apply to have them stay at the Joan Mitchell Center?

Accommodations are based on availability, project proposal and community engagement efforts in New Orleans. For inquiries on guest stay, please contact

How do I apply to present for Visual MashUp?

The content for this series is based on an annual theme, and curated by the Joan Mitchell Center’s Advisory Council, community partners, and staff. Applications are accepted online, to apply please visit this application page.

How do I apply for employment at the Joan Mitchell Center?

Any current opportunities can be found on the Jobs & Internships page of this website. Resumes may be submitted for consideration and will be kept on file.

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