Complementing the Joan Mitchell Foundation's grant programs, the Joan Mitchell Center was developed to host artist residencies, providing working and living space on a two-acre campus in the historic and culturally diverse city of New Orleans. Learn more.
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.
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.
Visual MashUp event at the Joan Mitchell Center in September 2016 featuring Diedrick Brackens, Cristina Molina, Mario Padilla, Robert Pruitt, and Dyani White Hawk with DJ Brice Nice. Photo by Cfreedom Photography.
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.
Residencies at the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans are available for artists who have previously received a grant from the Foundation, as well as to New Orleans-based artists. Each Spring, eligible artists are invited to apply, and the link to the open call application for New Orleans artists is posted on this website. Residency awards are decided through a jury review process.
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 [email protected] with any requests for partnership.
The Center can occasionally host visiting guests in connection with our artist programs and community partnerships. From time to time we may be able to accommodate unsolicited requests based on availability and on program and community relevance. Please note: at this time the Joan Mitchell Center is reviewing its policies and will be not considering new requests for site use or accommodation. We will revisit this status again in September 2019. For more information on community partnerships or future site use, contact us at [email protected].