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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)


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.


South Arts is building a cohort of five modern dance and contemporary ballet companies from our nine-state region to receive professional development, residencies, and touring support over a three-year period. Momentum, an expansion of South Arts’ Dance Touring Initiative, is a competitive program that will help Southern companies who have touring aspirations (but limited previous success) gain the tools and capacity necessary to compete in the business of touring regionally and nationally. Application Deadline: January 18, 2019.


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.


The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge has partnered with Culture Candy to showcase a month long “Stabbed in the Art” Exhibition in the Firehouse Gallery. The purpose of this exhibition is to further the experience of the exhibiting artists to demonstrate how to prepare, hang, & document for a longer exhibition as an individual artist. Participating artists will be invited to the Pro-Tips session before the reception at the Arts Council, which will serve as professional development for the artists & explain all the resources available to them via the Arts Council. Exhibition theme: “Stabbed in the Heart” – We all know that February is all about Love.  Show us your love, and anti-love artworks! Application deadline: January 21, 2019.


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.


Louisiana Art & Science Museum is seeking an Exhibitions Coordinator. The Exhibitions Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the installation and take down of a wide range of temporary and permanent exhibitions and displays in a professional and engaging manner. The position is responsible for the safe handling and display of artwork and other objects, coordination of shipping and insurance, and ongoing maintenance of objects and exhibits while on display. The position also assists with the conception, layout, design, and mounting of exhibitions. The position works closely with the Collections Manager and Curator of the Visitor Experience, and reports to the Assistant Director of Interpretation & Chief Curator. Position will remain open until filled.


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.


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.