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Thank you to everyone who attended the 2019 Louisiana Arts Summit!

“Economic development, equity, diversity, accessibility, and community engagement framed the topics for this year’s summit.  We were thrilled to have had an opportunity to host this event where arts organizations and individual artists throughout Louisiana could gather to share ideas with representatives from business, education, and government sectors,”

Renee Chatelain, President/CEO of the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge

Serena Pandos (Louisiana Art & Science Museum), Mary Lee (Louisiana State Arts Council), Environmental Artist and Keynote Speaker Xavier Cortada, First Lady Donna Edwards, Jonathan Foret (South Louisiana Wetlands Discovery Center), Renee Chatelain (Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge), Cheryl Castille (Louisiana Division of the Arts)

Serena Pandos (Louisiana Art & Science Museum), Mary Lee (Louisiana State Arts Council), Environmental Artist and Keynote Speaker Xavier Cortada, First Lady Donna Edwards, Jonathan Foret (South Louisiana Wetlands Discovery Center), Renee Chatelain (Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge), Cheryl Castille (Louisiana Division of the Arts)

Louisiana Arts Summit attendees listening intently to Liz Goad’s presentation “Demystifying Creative Grants”

Louisiana Arts Summit attendees listening intently to Liz Goad’s presentation “Demystifying Creative Grants”

Sam Oliver (Acadiana Center for the Arts in Lafayette), Carrie Broussard (The Office of Cultural Development), Renee Chatelain, (Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge), Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome, Blaine Grimes (Campus Federal Credit Union), Cheryl Castille (Louisiana Division of the Arts)

Sam Oliver (Acadiana Center for the Arts in Lafayette), Carrie Broussard (The Office of Cultural Development), Renee Chatelain, (Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge), Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome, Blaine Grimes (Campus Federal Credit Union), Cheryl Castille (Louisiana Division of the Arts)

Jake Clapp, RED Editor at The Advocate presented “All the art that’s fit to print: Tips to help talk to media”

Jake Clapp, RED Editor at The Advocate presented “All the art that’s fit to print: Tips to help talk to media”

Terrance Morgan, Marie Flowers, and Chancelier “Xero” Skidmore

Terrance Morgan, Marie Flowers, and Chancelier “Xero” Skidmore

Barry Stevens (Northeast Louisiana Arts Council and Louisiana Partnership for the Arts) Matt Henry (Arts Council of Central Louisiana and Louisiana Partnership for the Arts), Erica Anderson (Louisiana Division of the Arts), Keynote Speaker Randy Cohen (Americans for the Arts), Kelsea McCrary (Louisiana Division of the Arts), Roy Blackwood (Columbia Theatre in Hammond and Louisiana Partnership for the Arts), April Baham (Louisiana Division of the Arts)

Barry Stevens (Northeast Louisiana Arts Council and Louisiana Partnership for the Arts) Matt Henry (Arts Council of Central Louisiana and Louisiana Partnership for the Arts), Erica Anderson (Louisiana Division of the Arts), Keynote Speaker Randy Cohen (Americans for the Arts), Kelsea McCrary (Louisiana Division of the Arts), Roy Blackwood (Columbia Theatre in Hammond and Louisiana Partnership for the Arts), April Baham (Louisiana Division of the Arts)

Click the button below to find a list of presentations given throughout the Summit.


 

PAST SUMMITS: 2018 Louisiana Arts Summit

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"On behalf of the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, I would like to thank everyone involved in making Arts Summit 2018 a huge success. This gathering brought individual artists, arts organizations, educators, government officials, and business professionals to have meaningful conversations about strengthening Louisiana communities through the arts. We are grateful to our Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and to the First Lady of Louisiana, Donna Edwards, for their vision in calling for an arts summit on the State and City-Parish level. From nationally renown keynote speaker Victor Goines and the many professional speakers, the professional facilitation by Emergent Method, Louisiana Division of the Arts and the Regional Arts Councils, to the beautiful performance by Basin Dance Collective, we are inspired to carry the great ideas and information forward into the next year. Look for continued professional development events, webinars, and other resources as we collectively improve our respective communities through the arts."

-Renee Chatelain, President & CEO

 

Arts Summit Day 2 featured a full day of workshops, panel discussions and interactive sessions at the East Baton Rouge Parish Library on Goodwood Boulevard, with a welcome address by First Lady Donna Edwards.

Arts Summit Day 2 featured a full day of workshops, panel discussions and interactive sessions at the East Baton Rouge Parish Library on Goodwood Boulevard, with a welcome address by First Lady Donna Edwards.

Panelists included Regional Arts Council directors from around the State, the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, along with local business and community experts.

Panelists included Regional Arts Council directors from around the State, the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, along with local business and community experts.

Thank you to beBATONROUGE for the use of their photo booth to capture memories of the 2018 Arts Summit.

Thank you to beBATONROUGE for the use of their photo booth to capture memories of the 2018 Arts Summit.

Arts Summit Day 1 kicked off at the Capitol Park Museum with a special performance by Basin Dance Collective.

Arts Summit Day 1 kicked off at the Capitol Park Museum with a special performance by Basin Dance Collective.

One of the many interactive sessions included Courtney Scott's session, Be Social Where You Are.

One of the many interactive sessions included Courtney Scott's session, Be Social Where You Are.

Thank you to all of the nine Regional Arts Councils for their help and support in making this 2018 Arts Summit a great success.

Thank you to all of the nine Regional Arts Councils for their help and support in making this 2018 Arts Summit a great success.