Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans
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Contemporary Arts Center’s Teen Board

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Friday, October 25, 6pm – 9pm

CAC Teen Board presents

Open Stage Night

Spun Cafe at the CAC

Open Stage Night is an evening dedicated to teens interested in performance of all kinds. Singers, dancers, poets, and musicians are encouraged to come to the CAC and take the stage in front of an audience of their peers from around the city. Teens can sign up in advance by emailing or on the sign up sheet that night. There will be free food, prizes, and incredible entertainment!

Join the CAC’s Teen Board


Have you and your friends ever wanted to take over an arts center just to see and make art?
Have you ever dreamed of publishing a magazine or curating an exhibition?
Have you ever wanted to take classes in filmmaking, graphic design, slam poetry, and curation?
Well this is your chance with the Teen Board at the Contemporary Arts Center!

As a member of the CAC Teen Board, you will meet once a month with other high-schoolers from around the city to create the arts programming you want. You will have an insider look at how an arts center is run and have the power to make it your own.

In return you will meet and work with professional artists and curators, gain real life experience in marketing, budgeting, graphic design, and curation. Participation in Teen Board counts toward volunteer hours and is a great program to have on your resume for college.

Events and Workshops happening this year:
  • TEEN ZINE—a magazine featuring articles, short stories, poetry, and photography from teens around the city.
  • All day poetry slam with performances, film screenings, and DJ classes.
  • Teen Exhibition—you will make a call out for art from students in the area then choose which work and how they should be shown in the CAC’s ArtLab Gallery.
  • Trips to different southern arts centers to see shows and meet with curators to learn more about arts programming in the south.
  • And more! The Teen Board handles all Teen Programming at the CAC, and together you can make it as creative and exciting as you want!
How do you get involved?
  • E-mail with some information about yourself and we will send you an application.
  • if you want to be on the e-mail list to hear about the FREE workshops and shows at the CAC, e-mail Join the Teen Board and take ART into your own hands! If you have questions e-mail or check us out at, See you soon!