Prospect New Orleans Announces Challenge Grant for P.3

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Prospect New Orleans Announces Challenge Grant for P.3
Prospect New Orleans receives $200,000 grant to be matched by
Dollar-for-Dollar Fundraising Campaign    

NEW ORLEANS – March 10, 2014 – Today, Prospect New Orleans announced a major fundraising campaign supported by a $200,000 matching grant from a national foundation that wishes to remain anonymous. The $200,000 grant challenges Prospect’s Board and Staff to raise an additional $200,000 by June 30, 2014.  

“We are so pleased that this particular foundation believes in our organization and its ability to gain new patrons, individuals and organizations in support of Prospect.3: Notes for Now, the third edition of Prospect New Orleans. The support of our donors will allow us to not only bring international contemporary art to New Orleans, but bring art enthusiasts to the city as well,” said Brooke Davis Anderson, Executive Director of Prospect New Orleans. “Fundraising efforts for P.3 have been successful, and this generous matching grant highlights that success while encouraging even greater support from one and all.”  

Prospect.3: Notes for Now will open on October 25, 2014 in New Orleans. Franklin Sirmans, Department Head and Curator of Contemporary Art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), is serving as the Artistic Director and will curate the project.

“The Board of Trustees of Prospect New Orleans is delighted to have the support of a highly regarded national foundation. The $200k challenge grant gives us an opportunity to leverage this support by matching an additional $200,000 or more,” said Susan Brennan, Prospect New Orleans’ Board Chairperson. “Our efforts continue to encompass the community, while playing a major role in the impact that the arts can have in celebrating New Orleans. We’re thrilled to attract considerable cultural tourism to the city and positively impact our local economy.”

About Prospect.3: Notes for Now:

Franklin Sirmans, P.3’s Artistic Director, has poetically conceived a New Orleans’ centered focus for the overarching curatorial themes that will run throughout all exhibitions and public art installations, and spill over into P.3’s related education programs. Known for creating strong thematic exhibitions that combine the historical and the contemporary, Sirmans will select 50 local and international artists who embody a geographically, generationally, and culturally diverse selection of viewpoints about contemporary culture. P.3’s exhibitions, art installations and public events will take place at nearly twenty traditional and non-traditional spaces throughout New Orleans ranging from the Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, the Newcomb Art Gallery at Tulane University to the Mandeville Street Wharf on the Mississippi River, and many more. Prospect New Orleans will announce the Prospect.3 list of artists and exhibition venues in spring 2014.

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About Prospect New Orleans    

Prospect New Orleans was conceived in the tradition of great international exhibitions to showcase new artistic practices from around the world in settings that are both historic and culturally exceptional, and contribute to the cultural economy of New Orleans and the Louisiana Gulf region. Prospect New Orleans procures leading contemporary artists from around the globe to exhibit at venues including major cultural institutions, as well as community sites and public spaces. Prospect.3: Notes for Now will open on October 25, 2014. For more information, please visit www.prospectneworleans.org.

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