Advocacy, Resources, Education.


Established in 1973, the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge’s mission is to improve the quality of life in our community through the arts. In service of this mission, the Arts Council endeavors to promote cultural growth, economic development, and educational enhancement through the arts in the 11-parish region that it serves. As the official arts agency for the City-Parish of East Baton Rouge, the organization serves as a hub for information and resources organizations and residents across the state.

The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge provides resources and professional development for creative professionals and educators; performance series; in-school artists’ residencies; and re-granting of private, municipal, and state funds for artists & arts organizations. The organization impacts more than 200,000 people annual through free public art events & series, including Ebb & Flow Festival and Sunday in the Park. These events spur economic activity in regions that they serve, through cultural tourism and dollars spent on retail, travel, lodging, food, child care and other local businesses. Through performing arts, education and community engagement programming, and administrative positions, Arts Council employs or contracts with more than 250 artists each year from the state of Louisiana.

Our Mission

To foster the creative capacity and vibrancy of the capital region through advocacyeducation, and resources

Our Vision

To inspire the creative spirit, promote cultural diversity, and spotlight the unique history of the region served, encouraging individual and community involvement in the arts.

We serve an 11-parish region

including Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, Tangipahoa, Washington, West Feliciana, West Baton Rouge.


Renee Chatelain
President & CEO, Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge

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