The Mardi Gras Indian Campus: Eyes on the Park

Foundation for Louisiana

Funding Received: 2015
New Orleans, LA
Funding Period: 1 year and 5 months

Economic disinvestment, political neglect, & natural disasters have eroded community pride & participation in Central City -- a once thriving hub of African-American civic & commercial life. The Mardi Gras Indian Campus on LaSalle Street in Central City will elevate the local culture that binds individuals, connects families, and creates a destination for indigenous artists to gain from a broader cultural economy fueled by tourism. Recently designated as a cultural district, redevelopment efforts and along the LaSalle corridor aim to nurture the indigenous cultural fabric, preserving residents’ connection to community. This first phase of the project will include purchasing properties for proposed campus site, community/resident engagement, hiring project manager and outreach coordinators; complete campus design, construction & implementing of site program.


See below for recent updates, press, and events from this project

Aug 26, 2015
No one can say for sure how many Mardi Gras Indian tribes there are in New Orleans. That’s always been an open question. There might... Read More
Jul 18, 2015
The Foundation for Louisiana, a nonprofit organization dedicated to development in economically vulnerable New Orleans neighborhoods, announced Friday (July 17) that it has received a... Read More
Establishing an organization as a touchstone for positive change in the community is one thing, but sustaining engagement with that community is another entirely. During...Read more