Contemporary Arts Center

Contemporary Arts Center
900 Camp Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

Phone: (504) 528-3805
Fax: (504) 528-3828


The Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) presents year-round multi-disciplinary programming, including contemporary performing arts showcases, visual arts exhibitions, unique education programs and other events that celebrate the art of our time. The CAC’s Performing Arts program features a specially curated season of jazz, from modern and avant-garde to big band; contemporary classical and concert music from cutting-edge musicians and composers; and bold experiments in dance, theater and performance art by local, emerging and internationally-recognized artists.

We envision the CAC as a nationally-recognized leader in the presentation and support of contemporary arts, artists and emerging art forms, exploring and involving the diverse cultures of our communities. Since August 29, 2005, the CAC has emerged as a cultural and community leader in New Orleans, and we are currently in the process of updating our strategic plan. Being an active player in our community means maintaining strong relationships with our schools and educational partners, and the CAC positively impacts over 10,000 students, teachers, families and artists annually through its education programs. We demonstrate proactive leadership by educating children and adults; cultivating and growing audiences; and initiating and encouraging collaboration among diverse artists, institutions, communities and supporters.

House Capacity: 200

Disciplines: Dance, Performance Art, Music, Theatre, Puppetry, Spoken Word, Multi-Discipline