Antenna: Spillways

New Orleans, LA

June 2017 – December 2018

Incubator Grant 

Antenna’s Spillways is a project incubation residency that hosts national and international artists with the goal of developing and producing large scale, publically-engaged artistic projects in the Greater New Orleans region. During a two year cycle, Spillways connects four residents to the local community, in addition to potential project funders, acting as “feet on the ground” for residents, assisting at all levels of a project to bring their visions to fruition. After an initial two-week visit, participants are asked to draft a proposal for a project that questions, transforms, or expands upon the vibrant cultural fabric of the region. 2017-2018 Spillways residents included artists Dread Scott and Chloe Bass, and the Residents for the 2018-19 cycle include Paul Ramirez Jonas, Delaney Nolan, Jesse Sugarman, Hui-Ying Tsai, and collaborative duos Maureen Conner / Eugenia Manwelyan, and Joseph Cuillier / Shani Peters.

Founded in 2005, Antenna originated as a New Orleans collective of artists and writers collaborating at the intersection of the visual and the literary, with a focus on arts-based events and book publishing. Since then, they have expanded into public arts programming for the greater New Orleans populace and support for visual artists and writers.

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A Photoshop mockup for Slave Rebellion Reenactment envision Norco oil refinery as a backdrop, by Dread Scott.

The only public commemoration of the 1811 Slave Rebellion. Photo by Dread Scott.