• Organization TypeIndependent/None
  • HeadquartersUnited States
  • Founded2008

New Orleans Airlift

New Orleans Airlift is an artist-driven initiative that collaborates and creates alongside the artists and communities it supports. Airlift was founded in 2008 by musician and artist manager Jay Pennington and Delaney Martin, a multi-media installation artist, as a response to the unparalleled destruction of Hurricane Katrina and its devastating aftermath which left local artists, like all New Orleanians, struggling for their lives and livelihoods. Jay and Delaney recognized a need for new audiences who could support these artists as they rebuilt their city. They dreamt up a one-time project that took city artists to Berlin and called it The New Orleans Airlift after the Berlin Airlift of WWII. Other exchange projects that used an import/export model and a multidisciplinary approach soon followed and the name stuck.
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Company Offices

  • United States (headquarters)
  • New Orleans
  • 1031 Piety St. New Orleans, LA 70117