2018 Arts Summit
July 24-26, 2018
The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge presents a conference for creative professionals from across Louisiana. This three-day event will include panel discussions, workshops, and performances by arts and humanities leaders, innovators, community and professional consultants. Interactive sessions will give artists and arts organizations opportunities to share knowledge, question, advocate and inspire.
Tuesday, July 24th
Capital Park Museum
660 North 4th Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
5:00-6:00 | Opening Reception; performance by Basin Dance Collective
6:00-7:30 | Welcome – Keynote Speaker: Victor Goines
Hors d'oeuvres provided by Stroube's Seafood & Steaks
Wednesday, July 25th
Goodwood Main Library
7711 Goodwood Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
8:00-8:30 | Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30-9:30 | Opening Remarks with First Lady Donna Edwards
9:45-11:00 | Session 1
Session 1A: Arts Education from A to Z - Methods and practices for enhancing learning through the arts.
Session 1B: Plan It. Live It. Assess. Repeat: Establishing goals and evaluating outcomes to turn the Big Idea into a reality
11:15-12:15 | Session 2
Session 2A - Engaging Your Whole Community: Resources for ensuring accessibility and inclusion in the creation and presenting of art
Session 2B - Being Social Where You Are: Social Media Strategies for creative professionals
12:15-1:15 | Lunch Presentation
Know Louisiana - Introducing new online tools and resources for integrating music in schools (Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities)
Lunch provided by Zea Rotisserie & Bar
1:30-2:45 | Session 3 - Joint Session
Applying the Big Idea
(Pam Atchison, Shreveport Regional Arts Council)
3:00-4:15 | Session 4
Session A: Fundraising in the Arts
Session B: Making a Living as Makers – the nuts and bolts of insurance, licenses, banking, and taxes for creative entrepreneurs
4:30-5:00 | Closing Remarks and Microgrant Giveaway
Thursday, July 26th
Baton Rouge Community College
201 Community College Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
8:30 | Check in & Continental Breakfast
8:45-10:30 | Community Discussion: Facilitated dialogue about issues impacting our city and parish
10:30 - 11:30 | Making the Big Ask: Grant writing, presentations and pitch coaching. Facilitated by Emergent Method.
11:30 - 1:30 | Working lunch: Workshopping creative solutions to community challenges through creative sector
1:45-2:45 | Pitch Day: Presenting community solutions to Mayor President Sharon Weston Broome. Microgrants presented to winning team.
2:45- 3:30 | Closing Remarks
Show Your Work...
And win a micro-grant at the 2018 Arts Summit! Submit an image of your artwork/your organization's arts programming and enter to win a small grant from the Arts Council. We will display all photos submitted in a digital display at the Summit.
Traveling from out of town?
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton baton Rouge Downtown
462 Lafayette Street
Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center
201 Lafayette Street
Holiday Inn Express Baton Rouge Downtown
400 North Boulevard
Hotel Indigo Baton Rouge Downtown Riverfront
200 Convention Street
Watermark Baton Rouge
150 Third Street