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March 17, 2017
Save the NEA!
Today, the nation learned the startling news that President Trump has proposed a full elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Institute for Museum and and other vital arts and culture institutions. In this first proposed budget for FY2018 from the White House, we are facing what many have been speculating would happen. But we are not giving up.
Article
March 17, 2017
Message sent out from South Arts
This morning, the White House released its proposed budget for FY2018. While this is only the first of many steps in the eventual passage of a federal budget, it lays out the administration's priorities that will be negotiated with Congress. In his first budget, President Trump has proposed a full elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and other critical pillars of American arts and culture.
Article
March 17, 2017
An Important Message from the Americans for the Arts President and CEO
Yesterday morning, the Trump Administration released its top-line budget proposal for FY2018, which called for termination of funding for the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA). I am deeply troubled by this proposed budget, as I'm sure you are, but I'm writing to remind you that this is only the beginning of a long budgeting process that will carry on until at least October 2017. Now is the time we must increase our advocacy and education efforts.
Press Release
January 23, 2017
CLAYTON BROTHERS QUINTET
River City Jazz Masters Artists, Clayton Brothers Quintet perform at Manship Theatre and share their gifts with school children in Baton Rouge
Article
January 23, 2017
EBB & FLOW - JAN 2017 CURRENTS MAGAZINE
EBB & FLOW - JAN 2017 CURRENTS MAGAZINE
Article
January 19, 2017
Moving music forward: Drummer-vocalist Jamison Ross to perform in Jazz Listening Room series
Moving music forward: Drummer-vocalist Jamison Ross to perform in Jazz Listening Room series
Press Release
January 18, 2017
THE JAZZ LISTENING ROOM WITH JAMISON ROSS
JAMISON ROSS PERFORMS AT THE ARTS COUNCIL’S LISTENING ROOM SERIES
In the News
December 8, 2016
Know Your Ballot: Baton Rouge Mayoral Candidates on Arts and Culture
Mayoral Candidates on Arts and Culture
In the News
July 12, 2016
Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge Responds to Recent Events Surrounding the Alton Sterling Shooting
Renee Chatelain, President and CEO of the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, prepared a statement in response to the recent events surrounding the Alton Sterling shooting.
Press Release
June 14, 2016
The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge Announces New Dance Residency Program
The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge is proud to announce an extraordinary opportunity for young dancers ages 8-17 in our community.