The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge partners with many organizations to offer interactive performances and arts demonstrations throughout the capital region, for people of all ages and backgrounds. We work with highly-skilled teaching artists to curate arts experiences that eschew pretense and embrace accessibility, bringing to life the freedom, fun, and beauty that only art can offer.
If you are an organization interested in partnering with the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge to provide community engagement programming, please contact Leea Russell, Director of Education and Community Engagement,
at firstname.lastname@example.org or (225) 344-8558 ext. 227.
River City Jazz Masters School Performances
Our River City Jazz Masters School Performances are designed to provide students with a unique experience that exposes them to various styles of jazz music in an authentic theatre setting. School performances contain educational components that fulfill selected National Core Arts Standards in music, as well as Louisiana Student Standards in English Language Arts and Social Studies. This year, we will also offer an open sound check and question/answer session, which will be free and open to the public. These performances are held at the Manship Theatre and are in close proximity to other museums and cultural organizations in the downtown Baton Rouge area. To reserve your tickets, please contact Leea Russell, Director of Education and Community Engagement at email@example.com or (225) 344-8558 ext. 227.
If you are interested in engaging your class with jazz music on a deeper level, consider incorporating our free Introduction to Jazz Curriculum into your lesson plans. Click below to learn more about this curriculum and print your free materials today!
School performance: Etienne charles, creole soul
February 27, 2019
Manship Theatre, Downtown Baton Rouge
$10 per student ticket
1 free chaperone/teacher ticket with the purchase of 10 student tickets
Open sound check and Q&A Session with Monterey jazz festival on tour
March 28, 2019
4:00 - 5:00 pm
Manship Theatre, Downtown Baton Rouge
FREE and open to the public
East Baton Rouge Parish
The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge has partnered with the East Baton Rouge Housing Authority to provide quality interactive arts outreach to their communities. We are sending some of our best teaching artists and performers in to bring the arts alive for families living at housing authority sites. Events include painting, drumming, puppetry, theatre, dance, and so much more!
Communities served include:
Ardenwood Village, River South, Duane Street, Capitol Square, Clarksdale Apartments, Scotland Villa, Kelly Terrace, and Zion Terrace. If you are a resident at any of these locations, check your community calendar to see when you can participate.
Not a resident at any of these locations but would like quality arts programming in your own community? Contact Leea Russell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 225-344-8558 ext. 227 to find out more!
Community of Note
The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge proudly supports Community of Note—a new program created by classical musician and teaching artist Jena Vangjel. Community of Note organizes monthly musical performances, engaging the community at the Capital Area Alliance for the Homeless.
The Capital Area Alliance for the Homeless serves as the continuum of care for the Louisiana parishes of Ascension, East & West Baton Rouge, East & West Feliciana, Iberville, and Pointe Coupee. From its inception, CAAH members have worked together as a community to strategically enhance services available to individuals who become homeless by coordinating resources available through non-profit organizations and governmental entities like the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge.
All events are free and open to the public, and will take place at 153 N. 17th Street in Baton Rouge.
Wednesday, February 20th
10:30 am-11:15 am:
If you are interested in volunteering for Community of Note, please contact Jena Vangjel at email@example.com.
Flamenco Rouge Outreach Performances
Through educational outreach and residency programs, Flamenco Rouge seeks to educate and enlighten persons of all ages, races, and economic backgrounds by exposing them to the art of flamenco dance and guitar. Flamenco Rouge is available for performances, single classes, or week-long residencies for the following dates:
March 18-22, 2019
April 4-8, 2019
June 3-7, 2019
To learn more about how to bring this unique art form to your school or community organization, please contact Leea Russell, Director of Education and Community Engagement, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (225) 344-8558 ext. 227