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 BMaking 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.

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