Our Mission

To improve the quality of life in our community through the arts.

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 and around the 11-parish region that it serves. As the Arts Council of the Capital City, the organization serves as a hub for information and resources that impact 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 120,000 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.

Parishes Served:

-        Ascension

-        East Baton Rouge

-        East Feliciana

-        Iberville

-        Livingston

-        Pointe Coupee

-        St. Helena

-        Tangipahoa

-        Washington

-        West Feliciana

-        West Baton Rouge

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