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FIREHOUSE GALLERY & connections program General Information

The Firehouse Gallery is a community gallery space. Availability is on a first come, first serve basis. Current availability: fall of 2019. For inquiries and information email the Director of Visual Arts, Kelsey Livingston, at klivingston@artsbr.org.

The Connections Program serves to connect artists with local civic, retail, or educational spaces that act as alternatives to traditional gallery show spaces. The exhibitions connect artists with parts of the community that may not otherwise be inclined to go into a gallery, and improve the environment they are housed in for those that work there. They rotate on a semi-annual basis. If you are a business or artist and would like to participate in this program please contact the Director of Visual Arts, Kelsey Livingston at klivingston@artsbr.org for more information.


The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge invites dynamic, experienced and creative Teaching Artists for camps, after-school and in-school residencies in the Greater Baton Rouge region, pre-kindergarten through high school. Click for Details | Click for Application


The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge is always seeking volunteers to help with our programming! If you’d like to be a part of our team and help with events like Sunday in the Park, The Baton Rouge Arts Market, Firehouse Gallery receptions, Grant Panels, or other special programming please click HERE to let us know.


The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge invites you to apply to the Ebb & Flow Festival (April 6-7, 2019) as a juried artist vendor.  The Ebb & Flow Festival will celebrate the capital region’s cultural, economic, and ecological connection to the Mississippi River and all things that ebb and flow.  The two-day Baton Rouge festival will be replete with extraordinary live music, visual arts, exciting culinary offerings, public art, artist demonstrations, multidisciplinary performance art, and interactive art and cultural experiences to intrigue and satisfy art lovers of all ages. This year’s festival will partner with 3rd Street Songwriters Festival, the Water Institute, Young Entrepreneurs Academy, Downtown Development District, Visit Baton Rouge, and multiple arts and entertainment groups. Application  - (with $10 Jury Fee)


ART FLOW strives to promote professional artists from and throughout the State of Louisiana while providing an opportunity for the public to experience the best of local fine art, music, performing arts and culinary creation. Art Flow is a juried art exhibition where 2-D and 3-D art by Louisiana artists will be exhibited in venues across downtown Baton Rouge from March 1 – April 15, 2019 at participating local restaurants, museums, hotels, churches, government buildings, and businesses.  The public is invited and encouraged to view these works and vote for their favorite work of art from March 15 – April 5, 2019.  

The work will also be juried by a panel of national and regional art curators, and winners of the public and juried prizes will be announced at the Ebb & Flow Festival to be held in downtown Baton Rouge April 6 – 7, 2019. Application deadline for artists: February 28, 2019. Interested Venues click HERE.


The Tom Peyton Memorial Arts Festival of First United Methodist Church, Alexandria, Louisiana, was established in 1967 to encourage use and understanding of the arts as a means of healthy expression.  It presented the first juried art competition in Central Louisiana.  For more than four decades since, the festival has offered a variety of exhibits as well as programs of music, film, literature and drama.

The festival was renamed in 1980 to honor the memory of the Rev. Tom Peyton, a former associate minister whose ministry to the entire community’s arts and educational efforts was especially significant.  An endowment in Peyton’s memory contributes to the festival’s budget, which is supported otherwise by patrons’ gifts and grants.  The festival enjoys the guidance and services of the church’s staff and the use of its facilities.  The core of the festival remains the competitive juried exhibit, which retains the respect it has earned from artists in the region. $1000 Festival Award, $3000 in Merit Awards! Application Deadline: February 28, 2019


Open to young pianists up to age 18, the Kaufman Music Center International Youth Piano Competition awards more than $13,000 in cash prizes and gives winners the opportunity to perform in New York's prestigious Merkin Hall. The 2019 Kaufman Music Center International Youth Piano Competition will be held from June 18-23, 2019 in New York City. The Winners Showcase Concert Concert takes place in Merkin Hall on June 25, 2019. Application deadline: March 1, 2019.


The Percent for Art Program is seeking artists or artist teams to submit proposals for the design and implementation of a safe, child-friendly enclosure/partition to be installed at a playground (along Tulane Avenue) on the grounds of the LSU Human Development Center located in New Orleans, LA. The design goals for the space include enhancing the experience of those utilizing the playground by constructing a protective, child friendly partition that is also a work of public art and, to enhance the appearance of the building as it is experienced from the street, nearby buildings, and overhead walkways. This project will serve as the focal point for the space and therefore should reflect the mission of the Human Development Center (HDC) and its initiatives. Budget: $200,000 - $240,000. Application deadline: March 1, 2019.


Battle Of The Canvas®, a live painting competition and have arranged to present the project at Tin Roof Brewery, April 27 from 1-5pm. This project will recruit local visual artists, specifically painters to paint live, in a fun, low pressure competition. And, all pieces created will be sold at the end of the evening, with proceeds going back to the artist. 

Established in 2010, by curator Simóne J Banks, the Battle Of The Canvas® was developed as a public art project while living in Philadelphia with the purpose to create a live art experience for the city. The mission has always been - Collaborate To Elevate - with the vision for the Battle Of The Canvas® to always remain an inclusive arts event that showcases the power of visual and performing arts while implementing social change and community growth. Application Deadline: March 9, 2019.


The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge has partnered with School Aids to celebrate and show appreciation for Arts teachers in the community. Visual & Performing Arts Teachers are invited to show their work in the Firehouse Gallery during the spring of 2019. This call is open to all themes and categories of 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional visual arts as well as digital documentation of performance or time-based work. Artwork must be appropriate for public viewing with audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Application deadline, April 5th, 2019.


The Percent for Art Program is seeking artists or artist teams to submit qualifications to design and implement a site-specific sculpture or installation of original design on the campus of Louisiana Tech University located in Ruston, LA. The University Aesthetics Committee has designated Keeny Circle as the location for the sculpture funded by the Louisiana Percent for the Art Program that will be in an area bridging the historic and traditional campus core with the Enterprise Campus. This project will be located in an area of significant renovation and construction for the University. The sites include the newly renovated University Hall and constructed Tech Pointe and the College of Business Building. In addition to these, the University is currently constructing its largest academic building – the Integrated Engineering and Science Building – within this area. The Keeny Circle site is the gateway between the historic campus and the Enterprise Campus. Additional improvements (removal of College Street and improvements to pedestrian paths and lighting) to this site are in the conceptual phase. Budget: $420,000. Application deadline: April 28, 2019


JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY proudly hosts an annual call for artists for the 23rd Annual NO DEAD ARTISTS: International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Art. The call is open through 17 JUNE 2019 and the exhibition participants are selected by an ever-changing group of three prestigious arts professionals. The exhibition itself is installed in the gallery for the entire month of September with an opening reception in conjunction with the Arts District New Orleans' First Saturday Gallery Openings on 7 September 2019, 6-9pm. Application deadline: June 17, 2019.