Inspired by the legacy of Douglas Redd, an iconic visual artist and co-founder of Ashé, local cultural workers, artists in all disciplines and their supporters, are invited to gather for the Douglas Redd Cultural Summit.
This year's Summit will include Tri-centennial updates from the city, fact-sharing about the New Orleans vendor permitting process, plans of action moving forward and information about a tri-centennial kick-off event. It is the continuation and culmination of two years of conversations and planning for 2018.
New to the Summit will be special tributes to Redd and Baba Chuck Davis, who recently transitioned. Davis founded the African American Dance Ensemble in Durham, NC, in the early 1980s and directed until 2015.
Last year's event produced a "Collaboratory" where participants worked together to focus on cultural projects to be launched for the New Orleans Tri-centennial. All "Collaboratory" members will be recognized at this year's Summit, and mini-grants will be awarded to some. The resulting projects are expected to make a powerful impact on the city in 2018 and beyond!