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Culture Connection Approaching

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Register Today for April 22nd ($40 fee)

Register Today for April 23rd (no fee)


Capitol Park Museum

10 a.m. – 11 a.m.              Registration

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.                Creative communities celebration luncheon with Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne

1 p.m. – 5 p.m.                  Meetings, trainings and legislative visits:

State Library Conference Center, First Floor

  • 1:30 p.m. – 2:25 p.m.      Elevation Design Guidelines
  • 2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.      Preparing for Preservation Incentives Through Survey & Planning
  • 4 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.            Marketing Historic Bridges for Adaptive Reuse

State Library Capitol View Room, Fifth Floor

  • 1:30 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.      Antiquities Commission meeting
  • 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.  Louisiana Archaeological Society meeting

Capitol Park Welcome Center

  • 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.  Louisiana Citizens for the Arts convening and legislative visits
  • 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.            Louisiana State Arts Council meeting

5 p.m. – 6 p.m.                  Networking cocktail hour, music and silent auction

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.                  Dinner and the 2014 Louisiana Culture Awards program


Pentagon Barracks

7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.             Main Street mayors breakfast with Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne

Capitol Park Welcome Center

8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.             Louisiana Citizens for the Arts breakfast with Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne (BY INVITATION ONLY)

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.    Arts Connection keynote by David Horn, executive producer of PBS’s    Great Performances

10:30 a.m. – noon

  • Gulf Coast Presenters Forum
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  • Engaging Arts Audiences in the 21st Century
  • Noon – 1 p.m.   Arts Connection lunch, showcase and FLASHMOB by Of Moving Colors


1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

  • Innovative Fundraising
  • Rooting Tradition in Community: A Roadmap to Cultural Sustainability

2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.

  • Arts Education: Transforming Education Through the Arts
  • Placemaking: Using Art to Develop Economies & Communities

4 p.m.   Arts Connection closing remarks and adjournment


  • Click here to view a map of Capitol Park, including the event locations and parking information.
  • Click here to download the nomination form for the 2014 Louisiana Culture Awards and submit by March 26.
  • In addition to milestone anniversaries for Decentralized Arts Funding, Archaeology Week/Month and Louisiana Main Street, the creative communities celebration luncheon on the first day of Culture Connection will honor the 10 com-munities that successfully completed the Louisiana Creative Communities Initiative and Louisiana¡¦s Cultural Districts, in celebration of five years of successfully revitalizing communities statewide.
  • Throughout the first day of Culture Connection, the Multi-Purpose Room of the Capitol Park Museum will serve as a hospitality suite and feature a resource center for cultural organizations and artists to network and share materials, as well as a silent auction benefitting Louisiana’s cultural programs. Click on the Culture Connection registration page above to sign up as an exhibitor if you would like a table to share resources and materials.
  • Hotel Indigo in downtown Baton Rouge has reserved a block of rooms for Culture Connection on April 22 at a rate of $97. Rooms will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Click here or call 225.343.1515 to make reservations, and be sure to mention the group code: LPA. Click here to view a list of hotel accommodations in downtown Baton Rouge, courtesy of the Baton Rouge Downtown Development District.
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