Training Adapts to New Art Forms

In 2016 the Arts Council New Orleans debuted a Local Artist Training Program to teach a small group of artists skills and tools around making large-scale installations with light and technology. This was in preparation for LUNA Fete, which commissions such projects largely from international artists although that's changing that with the help of this program.

Immediately following the completion of the program one artist had made and displayed at a gallery an entirely new series of work made possible by the use of the MadMapper program she had learned. Another artist was offered a scholarship to attend the New York University Interactive Telecommunications Program, which is where the primary instructor for the initiative is employed.