Audiences at Hammond’s historic Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts have had access to an extended range of performances due to the theatre’s participation with the LPN. Booking in this way extends our performance dollars bringing down ticket costs to patrons. LPN provides a great service to our community.
–Roy Blackwood, Columbia Theatre
The Louisiana Presenters Network has enabled both traditional and non-traditional presenters in our rural, under-served region to showcase artists of national and international renown in even the most remote areas of Northeast Louisiana. Were it not for the block-booking efforts of LPN, we could never have afforded the artistic fees of some of the artists. We can now present several artists each year rather than just one due to the reduced fees made possible through the LPN.
–Tommy Usrey, Northeast Louisiana Arts Council
West Monroe, LA
LPN has over the past decade been of great service to presenters and artists throughout the State in connecting affordable acts to urban and rural venues. We salute LPN and the Division of the Arts for taking a bold step forward in creating a much-needed, larger scale network which can compete with larger markets and connects venues in a three-state area for block-booking and shared opportunities. The performing artists of this culturally rich and vibrant region will benefit greatly from broader exposure and venues such as the Acadiana Center for the Arts will be able to add more regional acts to our presenting roster.
–Dr. Gerd Wuestemann, Acadiana Center for the Arts
LPN not only works diligently to negotiate the best rates on our artist fees, but provides another set of ‘eyes and ears’ into the presenting arena, always providing information about the latest and greatest talent available to our theatres.
— Jon Baccarini, Princess Theatre
For many years, LPN has given The Grand Opera House opportunities to bring in wonderful artist for reduced fees through block booking with other organizations. Without the support from LPN, our organization would most likely not be able to afford such talent.
–Kim Battle, Grand Opera House
The SJA arts organization has presented many professional shows through block bookings with LPN. During the 2015-2016 season, we will present six performances–All of those were planned through LPN and/or through the assistance of Naomi Cordill. We are a member of the RUPAR consortia and without both organizations, such an accomplishment would not be possible.
–Gene Burris, St. Joseph Arts
St. Joseph, LA
We, the Arts Council of Central Louisiana, are an RDA that has been in strong need of both funding and programming assistance for a considerable period of time. We have been working to get our season membership brochure back in action, after a two- year period of intense struggle to maintain stability and continuity in our season’s programming. The Louisiana Presenter’s Network has helped “open up the floodgates” for us as an RDA, assisting us in strengthening our application for the South Arts Dance Touring Initiative Grant, and, through our partnership with the network, in helping us to receive this grant. This grant will allow us to send our Executive Director, as in years past, to the Performing Arts Exchanges where he will be able to see top-notch dance companies perform firsthand, as well as network with professionals in the field who can assist in the decision-making process as to which companies will best suit our region’s demographic and meet the growing demand for high-quality Arts performances in our area. This program helps to subsidize the travel costs for both the Executive Director’s attendance to the Performing Arts Exchanges, and for the performing artists that the Arts Council of Central Louisiana will host. It will also help cover production and artist fees. We are very excited to be able to continue to grow our Cultural Arts District and to bring more Arts experiences into a still largely under-served area, and we owe much gratitude to the Louisiana Presenter’s Network in helping us to accomplish this goal.
–Caroline Randall, Arts Council of Central Louisiana