Document Type

Master's Report

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Arts Administration




On May 6, 2002 I began my internship with the Arts Council of New Orleans. The Arts Council of New Orleans is a private, nonprofit organization that provides a variety of cultural planning, advocacy, public art economic development, arts education, and grant initiatives to the city of New Orleans and surrounding areas. Since its creation in 1975, the Arts Council has been the official arts agency for the City of New Orleans. My role at the Arts Council was to work in the Marketing and Development Department, with the major task of updating the annual Arts Directory. Besides work on the directory, my time was spent working for other divisions of the Arts Council, including the Entergy Arts Business Center, the Grant Department and Louisiana ArtWorks. The following report is the analysis of a three-month internship with the Arts Council of New Orleans. It begins with a look at the organization's history, staff and programming and then focuses on the internship's assignments. The purpose of the internship was to gain experience working in a nonprofit arts organization, tying together all ofthe concepts that are studied in the courses of the Arts Administration Program. My internship at the Arts Council of New Orleans was an overall learning experience of the many facets of a nonprofit arts organization.