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Our Mission

The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge seeks to foster the creative capacity and vibrancy of the capital region through advocacy, resources and education.

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 Our Resources

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. Through performing arts, education and community engagement programming, and administrative positions, the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge employs or contracts with more than 250 artists each year from the state of Louisiana.



Parishes served

The Arts Council endeavors to promote cultural growth, economic development, and educational enhancement through the arts in the 11-parish region that it serves.



Years serving louisiana

Since the Arts Council was founded in 1973, it has served as the regional arts administrator for the 11-parish Capital Region.



Thousand people impacted

The organization impacts more than 200,000 people annual through free public art events & series, including Ebb & Flow Festival and Sunday in the Park.

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 Our Programs

The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge began in 1973 with the broad purpose of connecting our community to local resources and talent. Today, we offer a vast variety of programming to the 11-parish region we happily serve. Find out about some of them below!


Classes & SEminars

Our classes and seminars are a great tool to help address common problems or issues that art professionals may face on a regular basis. Additionally, we offer constructive classes that might lead you to finding a new hobby!

Festivals & Conferences

Nothing brings people together like our festivals do! People from every background come together to enjoy talent aimed at highlighting our diverse Louisiana culture. Conferences like our Arts Summit also create the perfect opportunity to network with other individuals interested in the arts.

Concerts & Events

All of our concerts and events that we host are open to public. Some of them are even free! Among some of the free events that we offer are our Sunday in the Park series and the Baton Rouge Arts Market.

Exhibitions & Residencies

Our exhibitions and residencies are both aimed at achieving the same goal; bring people and art together. By featuring new art exhibitions each month in our Firehouse Gallery, we connect the general public to the artist and allow them the opportunity to experience the artists’ work.

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We’re making a difference.


 Get Involved

Supporting the Arts Council means that you play a vital role in inspiring the creative spirit, promoting cultural diversity, and spotlighting the unique history of the 11-parish region that we serve.

Become a member

The investment made by becoming an Arts Council Member supports a strong quality of life in our community, and allows for all of our programming to be made possible.

Volunteer Opportunities

The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge serves more than 120,000 individuals in an 11-parish region, which would not be possible without the support of engaged community volunteers.

Make A Donation

Donations play a crucial role in sustaining the longevity of the Arts Council. Everything we do would not be possible without your generous support.


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