Carrollton Courthouse Call for Artwork- New Orleans, LA

  • Commissioning Entity

    Arts New Orleans

  • Application Open Date


  • Application Deadline Date


  • Minimum Budget


  • Maximum Budget


  • Location of Commission

    New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

  • Commission Portal

    View Link

  • Geographic Eligibilty


  • Contact Name

    Maya Curtis

  • Contact Email

    [email protected]

  • Contact Phone

  • Commission Document

    View Link Document

  • Brief Description

    The total budget for artwork is $60,000. Approximately 25-30 artworks will be purchased, ranging from $500-$10,000 (with most artwork purchases in the range of $500-$3,000)

    Artwork Themes

    The Carrollton Courthouse was designed by acclaimed architect Henry Howard and originally constructed in 1855. It has a storied history as a former courthouse and school. To bring the walls to life for its future residents, we encourage artists to submit works of art responding to a variety of themes, including but not limited to:

    • Peacefulness & Wellbeing: Artwork that gives a sense of peace and wellbeing to seniors, including abstract works
    • Nature: Artwork that shows the city’s connection to our natural landscape, including the Mississippi River, Lake Pontchartrain, bayous and swamps
    • History: Artwork that speaks to historic events that took place on the site and to the history of the building as a former courthouse and school. To learn more, visit New Orleans Historical, a project by The Midlo Center for New Orleans Studies at the University of New Orleans:
    • Neighborhood: Scenes of Uptown, Carrollton area, and Audubon Park
    • Culture: Artwork that speaks to the vibrancy of New Orleans music, cuisine, and cultural traditions
    • Architecture: Artwork inspired by the Carrollton Courthouse and other iconic New Orleans architecture

    We seek a range of artistic styles and content. Artists are encouraged to submit any inspiring artwork that will add to the beauty, elegance and character of the building.

    Please see commission links for full application information and instructions.