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Culture Connection 2015
April 14th & 15th
Deep Roots, Inspired Growth 

Culture Connection is where Archaeology, Arts, CODOFIL, Historic Preservation, Main Streets and Cultural Districts stakeholders will connect to the Department of Culture, Recreation & Tourism to move cultural development in Louisiana forward.

Join us as we present workshops in conjunction with Culture Connection!

LPA will be participating in Culture Connection 2015 on April 14th. There will be a Louisiana Presenters Network Session from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., and featured guest speaker Kevin Spencer from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Kevin is a teaching artist, performer and speaker, with an emphasis on arts integration in healthcare and special education for individuals of all ages and abilities. His presentation “Art Across the Lifespan” has a very powerful message and should not be missed.

All of LPA’s offerings are free and open to the public.

This year’s Culture Connection will include the 2015 Louisiana Culture Awards program, educational sessions and networking cocktails, featuring individuals, companies, organizations and agencies with products and services relevant to cultural development.   

TUESDAY, April 14
 11:00 – 5:00 p.m.      Industry meetings
  • Louisiana Partnership for the Arts 11 a.m., Capitol Park Welcome Center
    Louisiana Presenters Network (LPN) Session “Presenting in Non-Traditional Venues” 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

*LPA will be providing free lunch to those who register for the LPN Session. To register, simply send an email with your name or names of those attending, with the subject line “LPN Session” to

  • Louisiana Partnership for the Arts 1 p.m.Capitol Park Welcome Center
    Kevin Spencer: “Art Across the Lifespan – Empowering People of All Ages & Abilities”  1 p.m.-3 p.m.
  • Cultural Districts and Main Streets 1 p.m., State Library Seminar Center
  • Antiquities Commission 2 p.m., Capitol Annex 4th floor conference room
  • Louisiana State Arts Council 2 p.m., Capitol Park Welcome Center
  • National Register Review Committee 1 p.m., State Library Capitol View Room
  • Louisiana Association of Museums Session “The Museum as Theater: Performance in Museum Interpretation” 3 p.m. – 5 p.m., Capitol Park Welcome Center

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.     Networking cocktail reception and silent auction

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.     2015 Louisiana Culture Awards ceremony

8:30 p.m.                 After party


8:00 – 8:30 a.m.      Registration and continental breakfast

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.      Welcome from Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne

9:00 – 10:15 a.m.      Louisiana’s Cultural Vitality Index

Louisiana’s cultural industries are fueling significant growth in the state. Want proof? Explore  Louisiana’s Cultural Vitality Index (CVI), a new set of statistics indicating the impact of our work on the state’s economy.

10:30 – 12:00 p.m.   Developing Your Creative Community

Every community needs a creative placemaking toolkit. Come to this panel to learn about all the resources available at the local, state, and national levels to build a distinctive sense of place and spur economic development in your community.

                                   Protecting Your Cultural Assets

The only thing that is certain is that there will be another disaster.  Are you prepared? This panel of experts will discuss strategies for homeowners, businesses, nonprofits and municipalities to protect your cultural resources.

12:00 – 12:50 p.m.    Lunch on your own

1:00 p.m.                   Legislative meetings


Culture Connection is sponsored by the Office of the Lt. Governor and the Office of Cultural Development, in partnership with the Louisiana Trust for Historic Preservation, the Louisiana State Arts Council, the Louisiana Archaeological Survey and Antiquities Commission, the Louisiana Folklife Commission and the Council for the Development of French in Louisiana.

Registration is $40 per person.  Networking tables are $40 each.  Space is limited, so click below to register now!

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Join LPA on February 4th at the Baton Rouge Welcome Center

LPA February Convening

Wednesday, February 4th at the Baton Rouge Capitol Welcome Center

Greetings Partners, Presenters and Citizens!

The Louisiana Partnership for the Arts would like to invite you to attend our February Convening being held at the Baton Rouge Capitol Welcome Center on Wednesday, February 4th from 8:45 am – 2:00 pm.


The new and exciting directions our organizations are taking in the upcoming year
The current issues happening with the arts in Louisiana

Professional Development Presentation on Funding with our featured guest speaker:
Ms. Lois Smyth
with the Baton Rouge Area Foundation.

*A delicious complimentary lunch by Jason’s Deli will be served to all attendees who RSVP.


Baton Rouge Capitol Welcome Center
702 N. River Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

8:45 am – 9:15 am Coffee and Networking

9:15 am – 9:45 am Welcome and Opening Comments
Eric Holowacz, LCA Board Chair
Patricia Prudhomme, LPA Board Chair
Directions the Louisiana Citizen’s for the Arts and Louisiana Partnership for the Arts will be taking in the upcoming year.

9:45 am – 10:00 am State of the Arts in Louisiana
Cathy Hernandez, Executive Director, LA Division of the Arts

10:00 am – 11:30 am Professional Development Presentation on Funding
Ms. Lois Smyth, will be giving the presentation:
The Wide World of Funding
This is informative and comprehensive for both novices and experts alike!

11:30 am – 12:00 pm Lunch

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Additional Topics and Round Table Discussions
Round table discussions will be on the following:

Arts in Education

Parking is available at the Welcome Center Parking Garage on the corner of  North St. and River Rd. and in the River Road levee parking lot. If you use the parking garage, make sure and bring your ticket to the Welcome Center for free validation.

*Please RSVP now so we can plan accordingly for the complimentary lunch!

RSVP to by 5 pm, January 30th.
(Please specify the number of people in your party)

We look forward to seeing you there!

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