Culture Connection Approaching

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Register Today for April 22nd ($40 fee)

Register Today for April 23rd (no fee)

TUESDAY, APRIL 22

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

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23

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
  • 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

IMPORTANT NOTES

  • 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.
  • Follow the Office of Cultural Development on Facebook for up-to-date information on Culture Connection.

Upcoming Meeting

Drawing for Louisiana Citizens for the Arts Prize from donors!You’ll LOVE this February’s LPA Meeting Agenda
AKA
“THROW ME SOME INFORMATION MISTER!”

Thursday, February 6
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Baton Rouge Capitol Welcome Center

Learn to LOVE Earned Income!
(Note: The breakfast meeting with Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne and YOUR Board Chairman and/or President has been postponed until April 23, during the Cultural Connection Conference!)

9:00 am – Morning Munching and Meeting Members

9:30 am – The STATE of the ARTS
Pam Breaux, Ass’t. Secretary, Office of Cultural Development;
Cathy Hernandez, Executive Director, LA Division of the Arts
Kevin Hayes, “ARTS” Lobbyist
Hosting the February RDA Regional Meetings!
Drawing for Louisiana Citizens for the Arts Prize from donors!

10:30 am – Louisiana Partnership for the Arts Meeting begins!
LPA Convening Begins as “Bylaw Amendment.”
The Board of Directors of the LPA moves that the following amendment to the bylaws be approved to create the office of Chairman-Elect.

The Chairman-Elect shall serve as Vice-Chairman of the LPA and shall succeed the Chairman of the Board when his/her term expires. The Chairman-Elect shall assist the Chairman of the Board with planning and administrative duties and, in his/her absence, shall preside over meetings of the Board of Directors and convenings of LPA. Should the Chairman of the Board be unable to complete his/her term, the Chairman-Elect shall succeed to the office.

RATIONALE for motion: Because the LPA’s bylaws do not provide for a succession, the creation of this office will correct this oversight and provide for smooth transitions.

Program Highlights:

PRESENTING 101: HOW TO SELECT “ACTS”
THAT WILL GENERATE ADMISSIONS:
Columbia Theatre
Banners at McNeese – Art Series

RAISING FUNDS: SOUVENIRS and CONCESSION INCOME
BLEND OF THE BAYOU- Northeast Louisiana Arts Council
NuNu HOLIDAY SALES ARTS MARKET
Creating “THEMED ART” for distribution – Artist, JILL HACKNEY

GENERATING & SUSTAINING ENTREPRENEURIALISM
Entrepreneurial Training and JURIED ARTS MARKET – Arts Council of New Orleans
Sales/Catering; Café; Gift Shop; UNSCENE! – Shreveport Regional Arts Council

12:00 Noon – LUNCH with the LOUISIANA STATE ARTS COUNCIL!

1:00 pm – Continue and Complete the LPA Program

2:30 pm – AFFINITY GROUPS CONVENE:
PRESENTERS NETWORK
ARTS IN EDUCATION NETWORK
CREATIVE PLACEMAKING NETWORK
LEADERSHIP IN THE ARTS

Arrive EARLY and JOIN US for “Dutch Treat” Dinner at 7:00 pm
Wednesday, February 5,
at ZOLIA BISTRO!
(Near the Hampton Inn and Suites Downtown Hotel – official Hotel for the February LPA/LCA meeting!)

Would you Kindly RSVP Now…???
so that we may know how to plan for the
attendance at this lovely meeting!
RSVP to LPARTS1@aol.com

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