Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans
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Summer Arts Camp

Artists For a Day: CAC Field Trips

  • Attend classes with professional artists in Theater, Dance, Visual Arts, Music & Creative Writing.
  • 2 classes for groups of 30-44 students OR 3 classes for groups of 45-65 student.
  • $7 per student (chaperones FREE).
  • BOOK EARLY - use PDF form below. Questions? Call: 504-528-3805 or e-mail:

Research has shown that learners can attain higher levels of achievement through their exposure to the arts. "Artists For a Day" program helps to foster arts education for elementary, middle school and high school students.

“Artists For a Day” is an outstanding field trip opportunity available for school groups and youth organizations. During each AFD, students encounter an exciting journey through the Contemporary Arts Center as "artists for a day" while learning from professional New Orleans artists. Skills learned during the classes in drama, dance, music, visual arts and creative writing can be integrated into core subjects of math, science, language and social studies or students can just experience the fun of learning something new. All participants come away with a sense of accomplishment and newly discovered skills.

Field trip hours are from 9:30am to 1:00pm, though this is flexible. Participants are asked to bring a lunch to eat on the premises. The cost is $7 per student.

AXIS - Arts Experiences in Schools is a collaborative professional development program for educators focusing on arts integration. This multi-faceted program represents a professional learning community comprised of a cadre of teachers from New Orleans public schools and local cultural institutions, including the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans Ballet Association, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans Museum of Art, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, the Louisiana Children's Museum, the Louisiana State Museum and NOCCA/Riverfront. KID smART is the managing partner of AXIS.

CAC Contact | 504.528.3805 |