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MISSION: The Residency Program of the André Cailloux Center for Performing Arts and Cultural Justice provides artistic and institutional support to serve local Black-led performing arts companies while those companies look to magnify their scope and their economic sustainability within the New Orleans performing arts landscape.

Applicants will also need to provide the following:

  1. Articles of Incorporation

  2. Artistic samples of your work that can include audio, video, or photos

  3. Sample reviews of your work/press/media coverage


  • Each resident company is able to program up to 3 productions per season

  • Each resident company is able to hold workshops, rehearsals, and classes at the ACC

  • ACC provides joint marketing for all Resident Companies productions and events

  • ACC provides POS system and staff for all box office and audience development needs

  • ACC provides front-of-house staffing for productions

  • ACC provides a shared workspace with a printer, and shared office supplies

  • ACC provides quarterly organizational development workshops

  • ACC can provide fiscal sponsorship


  • 2 weeks of rehearsal + one week of tech rehearsal per production

  • 2-week performance runs of productions (unless otherwise negotiated)

  • Production Management

  • Technical Direction

NOTE: A roster of preferred operators (to be compensated directly by the resident company or partner organization)


No Dream Deferred NOLA serves as the ACC’s Founding Theatre Company in Residence and produces the biennial We Will Dream: New Works Festival in partnership with the André Cailloux Center for Performing Arts and Cultural Justice. The We Will Dream: New Works Festival is designed in part to financially support the ACC Residency Program.

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