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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 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)

Scholastic Art & Writing awards submissions now being accepted. Each year, the Alliance partners with more than 100 visual arts and literary arts organizations across the country to bring the Scholastic Awards to local communities. Teens in grades 7–12 apply in 29 categories of art and writing. In 2018, students submitted nearly 350,000 works of art and writing to the Scholastic Awards. Submissions are juried by luminaries in the visual and literary arts, some of whom are past award recipients. Panelists look for works that best exemplify originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision. Application Deadline for Louisiana: December 12, 2018

The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and the School of VISUAL ARTS in New York City are proud to announce the Gustave Blache III Art Scholarship for Aspiring African American Artists. Blache, an accomplished artist from Louisiana who is an alumnus of SVA, knows firsthand the power of an SVA education. Blache, SVA, and the LEH want other African American Artists to have the same education at one of the nation’s premiere schools. Who May Apply: Aspiring African American Artists from Louisiana who are either high school seniors (undergraduate award) or those seeking to begin work on their MFA (graduate award). Application deadline is December 12, 2018.

Calling all Baton Rouge artists interested in displaying their work in the office of Mayor Sharon Weston Broome! The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge's Connections Program works with the Office of the Mayor to showcase local artists in city hall on a semi-annual rotating basis. The Spring 2019 showcase will be installed in January and remain on view in the Mayor’s office until June. Application deadline is Friday, December 21, 2018.

BREC is currently seeking a Recreation Manager in the Arts. The Recreation Manager will direct, manage, supervise and coordinate assigned activities, and evaluate recreation programs at one or more recreation centers as well as to inspect and supervise work inside the recreation facility and around the park property. This individual performs professional work in the administration and operation of the recreation facility and programs to include communicating and networking with other departments, outside agencies and the public.  Required: Bachelor or Masters degree in the arts or related field. Job listing open till December 21, 2018

Turbosquid (a local New Orleans based company) is excited to announce that their latest art competition is open to all 3D artists! This year’s theme is Dystopia/Utopia–a perfect opportunity to flex your creative muscles! The contest is open to all 3D artists - you don’t have to be a seller on TurboSquid to participate. They are interested to see how the community interprets Dystopian and Utopian life. Big picture, slice-of-life, or even something more granular– this vision of the future (real-world or fantasy) is up to you. Application deadline: January 10, 2019.

Calling all K-12 educators and administrators! The deadline for the Louisiana Musical Legends curriculum development contest has been extended until January 18, 2019. The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge has partnered with the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities to engage educators from across the state in developing cross-curricular educational tools for the classroom. The applicant with the winning proposal will receive $1,000! We’ve nominated Kenny Neal to be the focus of study for this project. We invite teachers to submit a proposal that explores this artist’s life and work and that connects to the curriculum. Art, history, math, science or music—we believe that the humanities can be applied across all areas of study to draw personal connections and foster critical thinking skills in the classroom. TO APPLY:To submit an application, please visit 64parishes.org/education and follow the link to download the application packet. Please direct any questions to 64parishes@LEH.org.

The George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts’ 2018-2019 Art Contest is now underway.  Open to all Louisiana high school juniors and seniors, this year’s theme is Cosmos, inspired by Rodrigue’s cosmos series.  The submission period will close January 2019. The Louisiana school with the largest number of entries will also win a $1,000 art kit for the school’s art program! Additionally, the 15 finalists a combined $45,000 in college scholarships. These winning entries will then travel on public view for one year as an exhibition at museums and cultural venues across Louisiana. Application deadline: January 18, 2019.

Hiring artists who love ART and want to get PAID for it! UNWINE PAINT BAR, needs charismatic, upbeat and passionate Art Instructors! We need artist who will utilize their social interacting skills in a painting and wine atmosphere, while smoothly executing timed art tutorials. Customers will follow your instruction while they paint, sip and have fun. Must enjoy working with diverse people of all ages and genres! MUST HAVE flexible evening and weekend hours and work at least 3 shifts weekly! Position open till filled. Click here for application info.

Baton Rouge General’s Arts in Medicine is pleased to announce the next “Call for Art” for the Baton Rouge General Café Gallery, an art exhibit located in the cafeteria on the Bluebonnet campus. They seek works that demonstrate the theme Show Us Louisiana! Examples include music, sports, culture, food, landscapes, etc. Submission deadline: January 21, 2019

The Baton Rouge Symphony is looking for local visual artists to partner on a special Valentine’s Night concert to be held at L’Auberge Casino and Hotel. The concert, titled “Valentine’s Swing,” will feature a big-band swing performance by the Symphony, dinner, and dancing. Sixty tables will seat a total of 600 guests for the event. As part of the evening, the Symphony is planning to create an “arts exhibition,” featuring original centerpieces on each of the 60 tables. These centerpieces will spotlight local visual artists, whose exhibited work will be available for sale to patrons. Proceeds will be split 50/50 between the Symphony and the artist. Application deadline: January 30, 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.