The City of New Orleans VISTA program is implemented by the Office of Mayor LaToya Cantrell and Office of Cultural Economy. The City is seeking passionate individuals to build capacity to break the cycle of poverty and empower our community. The Mayor’s Office of Cultural Economy works with culture bearers, artists, musicians, designers, writers, and all other cultural stakeholders to enhance their economic opportunities. Our mission is to develop the cultural economic sector to improve their lives and enhance the cultural life of the city. We conduct economic research, formulate policy, provide platforms for artists to work, fund programming, partner with organizations to deliver services such as healthcare, and much more.
The VISTA project will create a report on the cultural economy in the city of New Orleans for 2020. This report will cover major economic indicators in the six segments of the cultural economy: entertainment, visual arts and crafts, culinary, literary arts and humanities, preservation, and design. The purpose of the economic report is to disseminate knowledge of the importance and impact of the cultural economy to leaders, businesses, potential investors, cultural institutions, and more in New Orleans and beyond. This will spur investment, both monetarily and politically, in developing the cultural economy and directly impact the livelihoods of cultural producers, many of whom earn low wages and/or live in poverty. The report will also be a tool for nonprofits and individuals to apply for funding.
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Non-competitive eligibility (federal jobs), Relocation allowance (if applicable), Student loan forbearance, Training
Subject to criminal background check
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