About the Project
Futures Project (May—December 2013) is a nine-month program that will examine future possibilities for the Gulf Coast, with focus areas that are both expected and unexpected.
Futures Project will feature a group exhibition of emerging and established visual artists from around the world in our 16,000 square ft. gallery. In addition to the exhibition, the CLA will organize an extensive slate of educational and public programming to compliment and amplify Futures Project.
Artists’ projects are considered a springboard for new conversations, and the CLA welcomes their input and ideas for all public programs and activities. A different topic relating to the future will be examined each month through film screenings, public forums and conversations, studio classes and workshops for all ages, plus special programming for teens and seniors.
Topics under consideration for monthly programming include:
Childhood & aging
Home, place & immigration
Race, class & ethics
Communication, information, knowledge & wisdom
Education & learning, success & failure
Health, wellness & spirituality
Environment, climate change, prediction & politics
Art & cultural organizations
Mobile & downtown economic development
Futures Project has been made possible by the generous support of
The J. L. Bedsole Foundation, PNC Bank, The Daniel Foundation
of Alabama, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Additional support provided by Mobile Gas, Regions, Ben May
Charitable Trust, The Caring Foundation of Blue Cross Blue Shield
of Alabama, Mike and Cay Rogers, Educational Foundation of
America, Alabama State Council on the Arts, City of Mobile,
and Mobile County Commission. Special thanks to Fabrication
Specialists Inc. and Hampton Inn & Suites Mobile / Downtown