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This June, Americans for the Arts released the new <a href='http://www.artsusa.org/information_services/research/services/economic_impact/default.asp' target='_blank'>Arts & Economic Prosperity IV (AEP IV)</a> study demonstrating that the nonprofit arts and culture industry generates $135.2 billion in economic activity and supports 4.13 million jobs in the United States! These powerful findings from the largest and most comprehensive arts impact study ever conducted can help you showcase the economic power of the arts in your community and help you leverage more support.<br><br>Visit the <a href='http://www.artsusa.org/information_services/research/services/economic_impact/default.asp' target='_blank'>AEP IV</a> website to find information about the study and discover a number of related tools and resources that use this powerful new economic impact data.This June, Americans for the Arts released the new Arts & Economic Prosperity IV (AEP IV) study demonstrating that the nonprofit arts and culture industry generates $135.2 billion in economic activity and supports 4.13 million jobs in the United States! These powerful findings from the largest and most comprehensive arts impact study ever conducted can help you showcase the economic power of the arts in your community and help you leverage more support.

Visit the AEP IV website to find information about the study and discover a number of related tools and resources that use this powerful new economic impact data.
The National Governors Association (NGA) announced the release of New Engines of Growth: Five Roles for Arts, Culture and Design. The report, prepared in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, focuses on the role that arts, culture, and design can play in assisting states as they seek to create jobs, boost their economies and, over time, transition to an innovation-based economy. Specifically, the report identifies five ways in which arts, culture and design can assist states with economic growth by:<ol><li>Providing a fast-growth, dynamic industry cluster;</li><li>Helping mature industries become more competitive;</li><li>Providing critical ingredients for innovative places;</li><li>Catalyzing community revitalization;</li><li>Delivering a better-prepared workforce.</ul>To review the report <a href='http://www.nga.org/files/live/sites/NGA/files/pdf/1204NEWENGINESOFGROWTH.PDF' target='_blank'>click here.</a> The National Governors Association (NGA) announced the release of New Engines of Growth: Five Roles for Arts, Culture and Design. The report, prepared in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, focuses on the role that arts, culture, and design can play in assisting states as they seek to create jobs, boost their economies and, over time, transition to an innovation-based economy. Specifically, the report identifies five ways in which arts, culture and design can assist states with economic growth by:
  1. Providing a fast-growth, dynamic industry cluster;
  2. Helping mature industries become more competitive;
  3. Providing critical ingredients for innovative places;
  4. Catalyzing community revitalization;
  5. Delivering a better-prepared workforce.To review the report click here.
Artists to Teaching Artists<br>Professional Development for Artists<br>ICI SUMMER INSTITUTE<br>Saturday, June 23, 2012 Artists to Teaching Artists
Professional Development for Artists
ICI SUMMER INSTITUTE
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Pam Breaux, Assistant Secretary of the Office of Cultural Development and Keaghan Kane, 2012's Poetry Out Loud Louisiana State Champion. Keaghan will represent Louisiana at the National Finals in Washington DC on May 13 - 15 to compete for over $50,000 of scholarships and prizes. Poetry Out Loud is a nationwide program created by National Endowment for the Arts and The Poetry Foundation. The program encourages students to learn and perform famous poems for competition against other teens. Pam Breaux, Assistant Secretary of the Office of Cultural Development and Keaghan Kane, 2012's Poetry Out Loud Louisiana State Champion. Keaghan will represent Louisiana at the National Finals in Washington DC on May 13 - 15 to compete for over $50,000 of scholarships and prizes. Poetry Out Loud is a nationwide program created by National Endowment for the Arts and The Poetry Foundation. The program encourages students to learn and perform famous poems for competition against other teens.
In affiliation with Lincoln Center Institute for the Arts in Education, The Division of the Arts hosted an Imagination Conversation on May 20 at the Manship Theatre in BatonRouge. Panelists discussed implementing the method of introducing imagination into classrooms to develop student's capacities to think imaginatively and creatively, which improves their performance in all subject areas. The panelists for Louisiana's Imagination Conversation were Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne, Julio Melara, business leader and publisher of 225 magazine, Senator Sharon Weston Broome, Derek Gordon, CEO, Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, Chris Meyer, Policy Advisor for the Louisiana Department of Education. The moderator of this panel was Sarah Cunningham, director of education for the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington D.C. The keynote speaker for this conversation was Louisiana Artist Laureate George Rodrigue. In affiliation with Lincoln Center Institute for the Arts in Education, The Division of the Arts hosted an Imagination Conversation on May 20 at the Manship Theatre in BatonRouge. Panelists discussed implementing the method of introducing imagination into classrooms to develop student's capacities to think imaginatively and creatively, which improves their performance in all subject areas. The panelists for Louisiana's Imagination Conversation were Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne, Julio Melara, business leader and publisher of 225 magazine, Senator Sharon Weston Broome, Derek Gordon, CEO, Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, Chris Meyer, Policy Advisor for the Louisiana Department of Education. The moderator of this panel was Sarah Cunningham, director of education for the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington D.C. The keynote speaker for this conversation was Louisiana Artist Laureate George Rodrigue.
Three immigrant organizations received grants and training as part of the first year of the Division of the Arts Open Doors Mentoring Program: Yang Guang (Sunshine) Dance Troupe (Baton Rouge), Adelante, Inc (New Orleans), and Asociación Cultural Latino-Acadiana (Lafayette). Here is the first class in January 2011. For details about this pilot year, visit <a href=http://www.louisianafolklife.org/newpopulations/OpenDoors1.html target=_blank style=COLOR:WHITE;>http://www.louisianafolklife.org/newpopulations/OpenDoors1.html</a>Three immigrant organizations received grants and training as part of the first year of the Division of the Arts Open Doors Mentoring Program: Yang Guang (Sunshine) Dance Troupe (Baton Rouge), Adelante, Inc (New Orleans), and Asociación Cultural Latino-Acadiana (Lafayette). Here is the first class in January 2011. For details about this pilot year, visit http://www.louisianafolklife.org/newpopulations/OpenDoors1.html
David Douglas from Washington-Marion Magnet High School in Lake Charles will represent Louisiana in the National Poetry Out Loud finals, April 28 and 29th in Washington, DC. Pictured with David are Justine Chiapptetta (left) Program Assistant, Poetry Foundation, and Dána LaFonta (right) Executive Director, Louisiana Division of the Arts. David Douglas from Washington-Marion Magnet High School in Lake Charles will represent Louisiana in the National Poetry Out Loud finals, April 28 and 29th in Washington, DC. Pictured with David are Justine Chiapptetta (left) Program Assistant, Poetry Foundation, and Dána LaFonta (right) Executive Director, Louisiana Division of the Arts.
The Office of Cultural Development/Division of the Arts partnered with the Creative Capital Foundation to present a Professional Development Weekend workshop, March 25-27th for 24 selected Louisiana artists in strategic planning, funding and promotion of their work. This Professional Development opportunity is designed to deliver skill-building tools to individual artists. The goal is to provide a cohesive structure that will help artists to organize, plan, and sustain their creative careers.The Office of Cultural Development/Division of the Arts partnered with the Creative Capital Foundation to present a Professional Development Weekend workshop, March 25-27th for 24 selected Louisiana artists in strategic planning, funding and promotion of their work. This Professional Development opportunity is designed to deliver skill-building tools to individual artists. The goal is to provide a cohesive structure that will help artists to organize, plan, and sustain their creative careers.