Earlier this fall, the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) announced the eight New Orleans-based artists who will participate in the institution’s Creative Assembly residency for the 2023–24 year. NOMA’s Creative Assembly initiative fosters community engagement by inviting artists of all disciplines for year-long collaborations with the museum’s permanent collection, special exhibitions, and programs.

2023–24 Creative Assembly Cohort

  • Charm Tayor (Multidisciplinary artist and songwriter)
  • Daniel Fitzpatrick (Novelist, poet, and translator)
  • Dianne Honoré (Cultural activist and Black Masking Indian)
  • Jourdan Barnes (Photographer)
  • Kr3wcial (Rapper and lyricist)
  • Lauren Messina (Dance choreographer)
  • Paige DeVries (Painter)
  • Simone Immanuel (Performer and writer)

Over the next year, the Creative Assembly Cohort will develop on-site and off-site public offerings that connect different neighborhoods across the city.

“This year, the Creative Assembly Cohort is taking inspiration from New Orleans’s neighborhoods, which are vital clusters of creativity, community, and tradition in our city,” said Kelci Baker, Community Engagement Manager at the New Orleans Musem of Art. “Our hope with this program is to work with artists to foster a space of belonging where visitors can see reflections of their own neighborhoods and find themselves at home in the museum.”

Projects already underway for this residency session include recent field drawing programs with cohort members and visiting artist Alyssa Lizzini, an upcoming series of poetry workshops with writer Daniel Fitzpatrick, and a spring performance orchestrated by Kr3wcial, featuring hip-hop artists from across the city.

To learn more, visit noma.org.