Antenna is a multidisciplinary arts organization committed to being a vital participant in the life of New Orleans, supporting and producing an expansive array of artist—and writer-driven programs.
Since 2005, Antenna has served as a critical multidisciplinary art leader, pairing contemporary art, activism, collaborations, and place as sites of intervention, experimentation, and creative risk-taking. Antenna hosts a range of programs serving as an engagement hub of diverse communities and publics, presenting exhibitions, residencies, publications, grant opportunities, workshops, performances, gatherings, and public programming.
The past several years reflect Antenna’s continual growth and development as a multidisciplinary arts leader. Throughout Antenna’s 16 years of operations, the organization has grown from a small artist collective to a robust arts non-profit. This growth comes in the form of experiential strategies, innovative programming, collaborations, mistakes and setbacks, and successes through the development, production, and presentation of multi-scale community-engaged projects. Such as Reflections on Water (2020-21), Creative Response (2020), Slave Rebellion Reenactment (2019), and Fossil Free Fest (2018), as well as learnings from the many public programs and opportunities that our community has come to know and love, such as Draw-A-Thon, Antenna::Signals, Platforms Fund, Paper Machine, monthly rotating gallery shows, residencies, and more.
As an independent artist-founded and centered institution, accountable to the communities that make our work possible, we are committed to moving art beyond the confines of galleries and museums, attending to the histories, communities, and ecologies of the region and their (trans)national implications, while reimagining artmaking for social change.
Read more about Antenna’s history here.