Arts & Culture


Arts Council New Orleans
Joycelyn Reynolds, Director, Artist Services |
Nick Stillman, Interim Director | | 504.523.1465
Arts Council New Orleans is a private, nonprofit organization designated as the City’s official arts agency. Our mission is to nurture creativity and enrich lives using the arts.

Ashe’ Cultural Arts Center
Jo Ann Minor, Associate Director |
Drena Clay, Outreach Coordinator | | 504.569.9070
Efforts of Grace’s mission is to use arts and culture to drive human
and community development. Ashe’ Cultural Arts Center is Efforts of Grace’s primary initiative.

Son Of A Saint
Lauren Darnell, Director of Partnerships and Special Projects | | 504.982.4778
Son of a Saint exists to enhance the lives of fatherless boys through mentorship, emotional support, development of life skills, exposure to constructive experiences and formation of positive, lasting peer-to- peer relationships.

St. Roch CDC
Ben McLeish, Founder, Chief Instigator |
Benjamin Shenk, Community Development Fellow | | 504.564.7739
St. Roch CDC equips people with training and resources to improve their lives and the community. We also connect people with a broader network who will help champion their efforts by restoring dignity, families and our community. Our initiatives include affordable housing, job training, financial literacy and small business development.

The Restoration Initiative For Culture and Community
Tyler Cottrell, Creative Director |
Michael Hitch, Executive Director | | 504.312.3438
The Restoration Initiative for Culture and Community (RICC), is a New Orleans based 501c3 non-profit organization. We envision restored families initiating peace and unity in their culture and community. We carry out this vision by creating environments and solutions that build reconciled relationships, instill character, and expand possibilities.