Join the Bayou Treme Center for an
Open House this Saturday, May 12!
TODAY, the doors of Maistre Hall for the Performing Arts will be open to the public for the first time for a public tour and presentation!
From 10am-12pm, the Bayou Treme Center for Arts and Education (BTC) and Lagniappe Academies, the anchor tenant of the Education Incubator, will co-host an open house at the former St. Rose of Lima church at 2541 Bayou Road. Additionally, BTC will be joined by several other organizations that will provide information and answer questions about a variety of resources in the neighborhood and city.
Schedule of Events
10:00 AM – Bayou Treme Center Presentation: What is the Bayou Treme Center and what programs will be available on campus?
10:30 AM – Lagniappe Academies Presentation: The 3rd year open-enrollment public charter school will discuss its program and how families can enroll.
11:00 AM – Breakout sessions with representatives from the following organizations
NewCorp Business Development Center • Lagniappe Academies • Bayou Treme Center Revolving Rehab Loan Fund • Crescent City Community Land Trust • Delgado Community College Adult Education Program (GED Classes) • Tulane Community Health Center @ Broad/Orleans • Providence Community Housing • Neighborworks • House of Healing
Refreshments will be served!
About the Bayou Treme Center
The Bayou Treme Center for Arts and Education is an innovative redevelopment project of the former St. Rose of Lima church and schoolhouse campus on historic Bayou Road. Three non-profit organizations have joined together to form the Bayou Treme Center, which will invest $10 million to restore these beautiful properties and develop a variety of incubator programs designed to nurture the educational, cultural, and economic vitality of the surrounding neighborhoods and City of New Orleans.
With renovations beginning in mid-summer 2012, the campus will open in phases throughout 2012 and 2013, and will feature the following components:
• A mid-sized performance venue with dynamic space for theater groups, musicians, dancers, and area for exhibitions, seminars and meetings
• Modern classroom space for an open enrollment public charter school
• Business incubator offices and suites for small businesses and non-profit organizations
• Affordable studio space for local artists
The project will create approximately 91 new jobs, 61 temporary construction jobs, and create an additional $850,000 in the local tax base.
To learn more, visit www.bayoutremecenter.org
The Bayou Treme Center will renovate the former church as a mid-sized concert venue, performance hall, and exhibition space.
Click here to learn more about Maistre Hall.
A Place to Do Business
With 55 office suites anchored by NewCorp Business Development Center, the Business Incubator at Bayou Treme Center will provide all the amenities of a traditional office building alongside a variety of auxiliary resources, such as technical and financial support, tax-credit specialists, and small business consulting.
In the coming weeks, the Bayou Treme Center, in partnership with the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, will be finalizing its application for 501c3 non-profit designation.
Center Recognized by City of New Orleans as Digital Node
With state-of-the-art studios and modern digital technologies as part of the Business Incubator, the Bayou Treme Center was recently classified by the New Orleans Business Alliance as a Digital Node, a designation that will allow local businesses and organizations to seek digital support and resources from the Bayou Treme Center Business Incubator. With an emphasis on film and digital media, the Bayou Treme Center can help position projects to take full advantage of a variety of local and state tax credits. To learn more about what the Bayou Treme Center incubator model will offer, click here.
A Place to Learn
The Bayou Treme Center will renovate the former elementary school building with modern classroom and playground space designed for start-up public charter schools seeking to develop and grow their programs. Click here to learn more about the Education Incubator.
A Place to Create
The Bayou Treme Center will offer affordable studio space and a business incubator for local artists to support the development of their business capacity. Click here to learn about the Arts Incubator.
The Bayou Treme Center project will be a powerful and ongoing source of economic revival in an area that has suffered substantial disinvestment since the late 1970’s. We are grateful to the New Orleans Catholic Archdiocese for providing this wonderful historic facility on terms that will make this proposed $10 million renovation, and the 95 permanent jobs that it will produce, possible – Hal Brown