"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.

Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has"

Margaret Mead, Anthropologist
(used with permission)

"If you don't like the news .... go out and make some of your own !!"

Wes "Scoop" Nisker, Newscaster


Government is a slow and tedious process. While it often includes citizen and neighborhood involvement, non-governmental, private organizations have created movements and interesting groups which can create positive change in our cities and towns.

I am fascinated by the way groups are created and how they influence public decision making. This blog merely recognizes them and forwards the description of these groups from their own websites.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Arts Council New Orleans

Location: New Orleans, LA


Now in its 40th year, the Arts Council New Orleans is a private, nonprofit organization designated as the city’s official arts agency. We are one of eight regional distributing agencies for state arts funds and we administer municipal arts grants as well as the Percent For Art program for the City of New Orleans.

The Arts Council New Orleans’ mission is to support and expand opportunities for diverse artistic expression and bring the community together in celebration of our rich, multicultural heritage. We operate in three conceptual areas and measures our accomplishments as follows:


Inspiring and Connecting: Supporting participatory arts, youth arts education, and events that inspire and connect,

Transforming Landscape:

Emphasizing design solutions and a heightened awareness of the built environment,


Investing in our Cultural Assets: Professionalizing the capabilities of local artists and organizations while seeking markets and exchange opportunities.

We administer grant funding, we produce the city’s largest arts market, we manage the city’s Percent for Art Program, we design youth engagement and social justice initiatives, and you better stop us now because we could go on. Please take a tour of our new website for the full scope of our activities and initiatives.

Hopefully we’ll have the opportunity to meet you. One great way to make that happen is to join our team of members. Another is to attend our annual Community Arts Awards celebration. Please sign up to be included on our mailing list. And you simply can’t miss LUNA FĂȘte, when the entire city unites in celebration of the arts. We’ll see you there.

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