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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.

To contact your school board representative, click here.

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 arts

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.

Let's Band Together! is 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.

Arts Teacher Wish Lists

Various arts teachers have submitted wish lists to the Arts Council. Help complete a teacher's classroom by purchasing items off their list today.

Are you an arts teacher in our 11-parish region? Send us your wish list at region8cdc@gmail.com.

Nearly half the students in public schools in our rural parishes do not have the opportunity to study arts. This means they will go through an entire school year without any arts teacher or arts class - no visual art, no theatre, no music. Will you help them? Give the gift of arts today.