Arts Education

The Arts Council facilitates enriching learning experiences through artist residencies, professional development, and field trip opportunities.

Arts Education

The Arts Council facilitates enriching learning experiences through artist residencies, professional development, and field trip opportunities.

Program Details



Teaching Artist Residencies provide 9-26 weeks of instruction by a professional teaching artist in the discipline of dance, theatre, music, or visual art. The artist teaches their discipline collaboratively with the school’s teachers and administrators to integrate the arts into the core academic subjects.  The program aligns with the Louisiana Student Standards and the National Core Arts Standards, and is available to students in grades pre-kindergarten through high school.


Professional development offerings are designed to provide classroom teachers, arts teachers, and teaching artists professional learning opportunities that enhance their understanding of the Arts and provide effective techniques to utilize in a classroom setting. Whether it be Arts Integration or content specific Arts Education, teachers will leave the professional development sessions with the tools they need to plan, develop, and implement the Arts into their teaching practice. 

In conjunction with the Kennedy Center Partners in Education, The Arts Council and East Baton Rouge Parish School System collaborate to provide in depth training in Arts Integration to 10 school teams in the district.

UPCOMING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT - Math In Your Feet - Engaging students in whole body learning

Click HERE for more information.


The Arts Council offers several field trip opportunities throughout the school year for students to participate in arts and cultural activities. 

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. Each performance contains educational components that fulfill selected National Core Arts Standards in music, as well as Louisiana Student Standards in English Language Arts and Social Studies.

New York Voices – September 28, 2017 - click here for ticket information
Victor Goines – October 18, 2017 - click here for ticket information


Borders Sculpture Garden Tour and Art Lesson

February 2018 - More information coming soon


For more information about Arts education programming, contact Leea Russell, Director of Education at 225-344-8558 ext. 227 or email