2305 N. 7th Street
West Monroe, LA 71291
Phone 318.397.6717

Arts in Education

DEDICATED TO ARTS EDUCATION

The Arts Council of Northeast Louisiana believes that ALL children should have the opportunity to participate in the arts. We advocate for quality arts education in local schools. As part of the Louisiana Division of the Arts' Arts-in-Education Program, we provide resources and quality artistic experiences for regional students and their families. We encourage children to express their imagination and creativity through art.

The Arts Council's research shows that northeast Louisiana's rural children are under-served populations when it comes to access to arts education. Out of the 20,279 children in public schools in our rural parishes, nearly half of them have no opportunity to study art. That's why we are creating initiatives to put arts teachers in schools, provide in-service arts training to regular education teachers, and partner with area arts organizations for field trips and schools tours.

Review our detailed research in The State of Arts Education in Rural Northeast Louisiana report here.


Did you know that March is National Youth Art Month?! It is! Every day in March we want to spotlight the work of our amazing Region 8 students, grades 6th-12th! If your student is a visual or performing artist, fill out the form below along with any images or video of the student's work and we will spotlight them during the month of March. Let's show Region 8 what we've got!

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By clicking "submit" you are acknowledging that you understand you are giving the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council permission to post the works submitted to it's social media accounts, website and to utilize those same works for any future marketing.


REGION 8 ARTS ART EDUCATION PROGRAMS

  • A pilot program delivering take-home art kits to economically disadvantaged children residing in Ouachita Parish and eventually in the 11 parishes of Region 8. 

  • A musical instrument drive for Monroe City and Ouachita Parish high schools. Donate your instrument today so a student has the opportunity to study music. Email abigail@nelaarts.org to set up a drop-off.

  • Various arts educators have submitted wish lists to the Arts Council. Help complete an arts classroom by purchasing items from their list today. Are you an arts educator in Region 8? Send your wish list to abigail@nelaarts.org.


TEACHER, PARENT, & STUDENT RESOURCES

  • One of Northeast Louisiana's favorite treasures, The Children's Museum is located on the Ouachita River in the heart of historic Downtown Monroe. Visit the Kid's Cafe, the Health Hall and Bubbleworks, even learn about the human body from Stuffee!

  • Strauss Youth Academy for the Arts offers the very first comprehensive educational programming in the arts for youth in Northeast Louisiana.

  • Print out our fun 318 coloring sheet, make it your own, then send it to us (abigail@gmail.com) with your name (and school/school grade if applicable) and we'll feature your 318 with a post March 8th!


ARTS IN EDUCATION STUDIES & RESOURCES


Recent Blog Posts

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Our Partners

Supported in part by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Additional support provided by the City of Monroe and the City of West Monroe.

2305 N. 7th Street
West Monroe, LA 71291
Phone 318.397.6717

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