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Strategic Plan
2016-17 through 2021-22


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Division of the Arts

The Division of the Arts has served Louisiana’s arts community since 1977 by providing programs, services and support to individual artists and a variety of arts and cultural organizations. Arts and culture support jobs, tourism and education while stimulating creativity, leadership, economic vitality and enhancing quality of life.

View our current strategic plan (here)


Projected Per Capita Legislative Appropriations for 2017  

The National Association of State Arts Agencies recently released report offers a snapshot of state arts agency budgets in the year ahead. You can find the report here.

NEA Announces New Focus for Big Read program  


Available for community programming beginning Fall 2017, the book list will include 28 titles, 13 of which are new to the NEA Big Read. The authors hail from throughout the country and represent a range of ages and ethnicities, with more than half of the books by female authors. The list also features a range of genres including novels, short stories, memoirs, poetry and books in translation. The full list of 28 titles is available here. More information on the books and authors is available at NEABigRead.org. Guidelines for a 2017 - 2018 NEA Big Read grant will be released October 2016 and will be available at NEABigRead.org

State Arts Agencies Creating Equitable Access  
Every community benefits from the educational, economic, civic and cultural benefits that the arts provide. State arts agencies help communities—regardless of location or relative wealth—to realize these benefits by distributing their grants and services very broadly, reaching areas with diverse geographies, populations and income
characteristics. ( Click here for report.)

Public Art Walking Tour  

Division of the Arts is pleased to offer our new, downloadable Public Art Walking Tour and map of Capitol Park and downtown Baton Rouge. This tour presents historic information and background on artists that have created public works of art and selections from the Louisiana Percent for Art program. Free, printed versions of these maps are offered in the lobby of Capitol Park Museum, one of the locations on the tour.                  

NEA United States of Arts - Louisiana  

Since the beginning of 2015, the National Endowment for the Arts has been gathering stories from the general public, grantees, elected officials, agency directors, artists and art lovers throughout the country about the importance of art in their lives and their communities. You can find the stories in text, audio or video formats. To view the Louisiana video, click here.