Arts 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.

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.

art class

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

Are you an arts teacher in our 11-parish region? Send us your wish list at

Arts Education Research


the number of students in rural northeast Louisiana without arts education opportunities

Percentage of Students with Access to the Arts

Jackson Parish 12.2%
Richland Parish 13.9%
Franklin Parish 35.9%
East Carroll Parish 49.4%
Tensas Parish 50.3%
Caldwell Parish 53.2%
West Carroll Parish 61.7%
Morehouse Parish 71.9%
Madison Parish 100%
Union Parish 100%

Schools that Employ Arts Teachers

  • Schools with Accessible Arts Teachers - All Grades
  • Schools with Accessible Arts Teachers - Certain Grades Only
  • Schools without Accessible Arts Teachers - Talented Only
  • Schools without Accessible Arts Teachers - None Whatsoever

Give the gift of arts.

You can make arts more accessible to children in rural northeast Louisiana by donating today.

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.