Overview

The Louisiana Partnership for the Arts (LPA)  and the Louisiana Citizens for the Arts (LCA) are the largest creative-based grassroots organizations in Louisiana. The LPA and LCA serve every facet of Louisiana’s complex arts community, including artists, arts professionals, educators, patrons, nonprofit organizations, and numerous agencies, including local and regional arts councils and the Louisiana Presenters Network.

The LCA and LPA promote the growth of a strong creative workforce in Louisiana through two core initiatives:

  1. Providing educational workshops, networking events, and other professional development opportunities.
  2. Conducting community outreach and legislative advocacy to support the voice of Louisiana’s cultural industry.

About LPA

The LPA  is the umbrella organization which represents the broad and diverse spectrum of artists, arts professionals, arts educators, arts organizations and agencies, and all those who produce, present, and serve the arts in Louisiana.

LPA defines itself as the hub of the Louisiana arts field. It is LPA’s responsibility to participate in setting statewide arts policies that advance the growth and development of the arts field. Further, it is LPA’s responsibility to initiate and foster partnerships, collaborations, and liaisons with all of the varied entities, agencies, and individuals as a means of implementing these goals and educate the citizens of Louisiana as to the value of public support for the arts.

What does LPA do?

Communications & Professional Development

Want to know what’s going on in the arts organizations around the state? Want to learn techniques and tips from the best in the business? Then LPA is just for you! Through the Partnership’s meetings, members have the opportunity to attend bi-monthly Professional Development presentations and to network with arts administrators, artists, and affiliated organizations from throughout the state. Get successful fundraising ideas, learn how to navigate the daunting sea of social media, learn what funders are looking for in grant recipients, set up a performing tour, duplicate someone else’s proven arts education program: the possibilities are endless! The LPA has also launched a new list serve for the Louisiana Presenters Network (LPN), providing a means of collaborating peer to peer, sharing questions and ideas, and keeping on top of fast-moving issues. To send an email request to join the LPN list serve Click Here or send an email with the subject line “Join LPN ListServ” to louisianapartnership4arts@gmail.com.

Policy Participation

Through the Louisiana Partnership for the Arts, you can have an impact on the future structure and health of the arts community in our state. LPA maintains a close and successful relationship with the Louisiana State Arts Council and the Louisiana Division of the Arts, shaping and supporting the future for the arts life of Louisiana.

More Info

To find out more about us, check out some of the tabs in the menu above. On the right-hand side, you’ll find way to take action on legislative issues and to become a member. If you’d like to contact us, here’s all the information you’ll need:

Louisiana Partnership for the Arts
West Monroe City Hall
2305 North 7th Street
West Monroe, LA 71291
Email:  louisianapartnership4arts@gmail.com

To join our Email list CLICK HERE.

The Louisiana Partnership for the Arts is funded in part through the generosity of individuals and organizations and by grants from the Louisiana State Arts Council through the Louisiana Division of the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

This  activity is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and Louisiana Division of the Arts.

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