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AcA offers help to artists, update on operations

Posted at 1:18 PM, Mar 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-16 14:18:42-04

Local artists and musicians who are feeling the pinch as gigs are canceled can get help from the AcA.

"We are working to connect artists and musicians to emergency resources during this critical time, when many of them are losing their livelihood due to canceled gigs," a release from the Acadiana Center for the Arts states. "If you are an artist or performer experiencing hardship due to the current situation, AcA is here to help. We are working with partners to develop a response in order to provide some support to creatives affected by cancellations. Please look for an announcement soon from AcA about local resources. If you would like to support this effort, please reach out to us at"

In the meantime, they recommend participating in this evening's livestreaming panel "Artists In a Time of Global Pandemic []" (ASL & Captioned).

AcA is also offering this update on their operations:

  • AcA cafe and business offices are open 8am-5pm.
  • AcA galleries are closed until further notice. There will be adjustments to future exhibition schedules to ensure current exhibitions are on view to the public some time after we reopen.

A few upcoming events are cancelled or postponed. We are in touch with ticket holders and partners directly regarding rescheduling.

  • April 3 | Louisiana Crossroads - The Instrumental Legacy of Dr. Tommy Comeaux
  • April 4 | Student Arts Expo
  • April 7 | AcA NXT - The Future is Female
  • April 11 | MET Opera - Puccini's Tosca
  • April 13 | Cane Fire Film - Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson & The Band
  • April 17 | SYBERITE5

Upcoming grant deadlines and award decisions (including ArtSpark) will be delayed by 30 days.