RECLAIMING OUR NARRATIVE
Alongside community residents, the ACC is creating and actualizing a shared vision of reclamation, revitalization, and economic independence on the Bayou Road Corridor.
The André Cailloux Center for Performing Arts and Cultural Justice (ACC) is a multidisciplinary, community-centered arts, cultural and organic intellectual center dedicated to freedom, flourishing, and the promotion of justice through the arts, community engagement, dialogue, and sustainable arts enterprise development for Black makers.
Revitalization: re-enlivening a historic route of commerce, placemaking, and cultural engagement that pre-dates the city
IN SPITE OF COLONIZATION and its progeny, gentrification, BAYOU ROAD REMAINS a center of transnational and multicultural exchange. We are reclaiming the historic narrative and purpose of this corridor.
Ownership: Creating space for Black artists to tell their own stories of the complex, multiple truths of Black life
Belonging: Solidifying, examining, and expanding the rich cultural heritage of the people of the global majority.