LPA's Peer Assistance Network (PAN)

The Louisiana Partnership for the Arts' Peer Assistance Network (PAN) program is an exciting and innovative vehicle through which experienced arts administrators throughout our state assist each other as well as arts novices in the development of their professional skills and technical expertise. Recipients of consultancies cover the entire spectrum of arts organizations, from the emerging group with no budget and big dreams to the established and successful presenting organization or arts council.

The program is designed to be simple, inexpensive, and easily accessible for both the Recipient and the Consultant. The process begins when the Recipient organization or individual artist identifies an organizational development or technical assistance need and then applies to LPA to be a PAN Recipient. You may download and print a mailable copy of the PAN application from the link below. LPA staff match the Recipient's needs with a Consultant, and then the two are free to pursue the solution to the Recipient's problem in an effective and efficient manner.

Consultancies may take any form that is best for the Recipient and the Consultant, such as group workshop, lecture, seminar, individual training session, mediation, or observation and evaluation.

Your colleagues value your experience and expertise!


The PAN program draws on the experience and expertise of arts administrators and other experts here in Louisiana. Your special skills, experience and abilities may hold the solution to the needs of an organization or individual. Consultant volunteers receive an honorarium, and enjoy the satisfaction of knowing that their special talents have advanced the arts in Louisiana.

PAN on the Road



The Louisiana Partnership for the Arts is pleased to announce the initiation of a new program of technical assistance workshops designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of arts professionals and novices. The workshops are about three hours long, and will be offered to non-profit arts groups and arts councils.