The New Quorum

The New Quorum

New Orleans, LA, United States

Located in the heart of historic New Orleans, The New Quorum Artist Residency program provides emerging and established musicians, composers and writers with a focused period of time to pursue artistic development, exchange ideas, and engage with the larger New Orleans arts community. Residents can expand their artistic potential through interaction with peer artists in an atmosphere that encourages new work free from the restrictions of the marketplace and academia.

Our Artist Residency program is designed to immerse talented professional musicians and writers from across the world in the culture of New Orleans, providing these artists with life-changing experiences and converting them into global ambassadors for New Orleans music and culture. The New Quorum seeks to distinguish itself from other local and national artist residency organizations with a special emphasis on bringing accomplished international artists to New Orleans, facilitating cultural exchange between visiting artists and those who live and work in New Orleans, and by shaping all its activities for maximum benefit to local musicians, writers, and the community at large.


2435 Esplanade Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70119
United States

Year Founded
Residency Structure
Residency Program Type
Studio-based (with housing)
Residency Length
7 days - 3 weeks
Average Number of Artists in Residence at a Time
Collaborative Residency
Must apply and be accepted individually
Literary Nonfiction
Pets are not allowed
Country of Residence
Open to artists based anywhere in the world
Family Friendly
Stage of Career
Any stage of career
Additional Expectations/Opportunities
Participate in public programming
Give artist talk or presentation
Lead workshop for the public
Lead workshop for fellow residents
How does your residency program support artists?
Opportunity to be in another context
Immersion in new culture and/context
Unstructured time
Inspiration from cultural context
Professional development support and/or trainings
Opportunities to develop relationships with local or regional artists/arts organizations
Opportunities to collaborate with local or regional artists/arts organizations
Opportunities to collaborate with other artists/residents
Opportunities to develop relationships with other artists/residents
Opportunities for work with the local community
Opportunities to exhibit or perform new work
Additional Eligibility Information

Key to the residency program's success is the level of engagement on the part of the musicians/writers and the larger cultural community. In contrast to residencies that encourage residents to work in isolation, The New Quorum offers immersion in the rhythm of our city’s unique culture. We believe this to be the most powerful benefit of our program. In addition to having the freedom to structure their time around the needs of their projects, participants will receive artistic inspiration and career advice from well-established local and visiting artists who will be in residence at intervals throughout the program.  

A hand-picked group of talented and accomplished musicians is available throughout the residency for collaboration and help with access to local resources. In addition to one-on-one opportunities, musicians are encouraged to sit in on performances with The New Quorum-affiliated musicians and, in some cases, book their own gigs. Participants should be comfortable working autonomously in an unstructured environment to benefit most from the program.

All residents have their own private bedroom with shared bathroom. The program offers daily breakfast and five nightly meals during the week. Residents are on their own for lunch and Friday/Saturday night dinners.  In homage to the traditions of old New Orleans, Sunday suppers will be a weekly celebration and will be an opportunity to relax, enjoy, and linger over a table of local culinary favorites.

This program is ideal for musicians, composers and writers seeking focused time for working on a specific project; creating new works; or exploring and researching innovative ideas through New Orleans’ cultural lens.

Number of Artists Accepted in Most Current Year
Total Applicant Pool in Most Current Year
Artist Stipend
Travel Stipend/Material Stipends
US Dollar (USD)
Residency Fees
Grant/Scholarship/other Funding Support
Application Fee
US Dollar (USD)
Application Type
Open application
What does your program provide during the residency experience?
Manual / handbook before arrival
Communication before arrival to discuss accommodations, medical conditions, or other health needs
Orientation upon arrival
Contact information and available accommodations for programs, events, and campus
Staff/volunteer reading information aloud
Staff/volunteer giving directions
Staff/volunteer providing guidance to help locate facilities or activities
Contact info for accessibility requests for event/programming
Is your campus wheelchair accessible?
Partially Accessible
Accessibility Contact Name
Gianna Chachere
Accessibility Contact Email
Accessibility Contact Phone Number
How much of the residency experience can artists with limited mobility participate?

There are 2 large outdoor areas including a courtyard and porches. The main gathering area including parlor/music room, kitchen and dining room are located on the ground floor. Additionally there is a bathroom, queen bedroom and 1/2 bath on the ground floor. 

Please briefly describe the facilities and areas of the campus that are NOT accessible.

The second floor of the property houses a parlor, tv room, 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. This area is not accessible to those with limited mobility.

Type of Housing
Private bedroom in a shared housing facility on campus
Accessible Housing
Partially Accessible (50% or more)
Housing for Companion And/or Caregivers
Accessible Communal Spaces
ADA Compliant
Common/Communal Spaces Information

The property has a large courtyard and 2 porches for reading and relaxing. The ground floor houses two parlors, one with a piano and library and is considered the music room. The kitchen and dining room are available to all residents at all times. There is also a full and half bath in the common space.

Additional Housing Information
Access to laundry in housing
WIFI available in housing
Housekeeping services
Air Conditioned Housing
Heat and Cool control managed by resident
Meals Provided
Some meals (at least 2 meals provided)
Residents have access to shared kitchen
Additional Meals Information
Vegan meal options can be requested
Vegetarian meal options can be requested
Gluten-free meal options can be requested
Food allergies and restrictions can be accommodated
Snack and beverage provided
Computer/Internet Access
Computer and internet connection provided in common area (shared)
Computer and internet connection provided in studio area (private)
Wireless Internet (WIFI)
Studios/Special Equipment
Performance/Presentation Facilities
Studios/Facilities Accessibility