Gene Meneray

Gene Meneray

Adjunct Professor - Visual Arts Overview
Master's in Arts Administration




Gene Meneray has been with the Arts Council of New Orleans since 2001. A native New Orleanian, and graduate of Tulane University, Gene worked for Thomas Mann Design, and as Public Art Manager for South East Effective Development in Seattle, WA. At the Arts Council, Gene works to develop the cultural economy of our region. He has developed new programs including the Artist as Entrepreneur Program, ELLA Project (winner of the 2008 Governor's Arts Award) for Cultural Economy Development, and the Arts Market of New Orleans. Gene has served as a panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts and the Louisiana Division of the Arts, on the advisory committee for Crescent City Lights Youth Theatre, and as a volunteer grant writer for the New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian Council and the Creole Wild West. He is a board member of the Louisiana Crafts Guild, and he is also a contributing author of the State of Louisiana's cultural economy plan, Louisiana: Where Culture Means Business. In 2008, he was named one of The Gambit's 40 Under 40.