Part of our mission is providing opportunity and access for those within the Region 8 arts community. We do that through a variety of resources and we are constantly looking for ways to grow those resources. If you as an artist have access to a resource we can share with the rest of Region 8, please contact us using the form below!
From juried shows and art festivals to public art commissions and residencies, it can be hard to know where to search. We're doing the work and narrowing that down for our artists in Region 8 by finding the opportunities for you within our region, within our state and beyond!
The Lunch & Learn series is part of the Arts Council’s "Arts As Business" programing, intended to equip artists and arts organizations with skills and resources that will help take their endeavors to the next level. Lunch & Learn meetups are "brown bag" style interactive presentations on various topics, including public relations, grant writing, grant preparation, income taxes, approaching museums and galleries, and much more.
We partner with the state of Louisiana and with the City of Monroe to facilitate two grants annually, The Louisiana Projects Grant and The Monroe! Mini Grant. You can find out more about each of these grants on our Grants page by clicking above!
The City of Monroe is seeking proposals from qualified Artists or Art organizations with relevant experience designing and managing the installation of large-scale themed murals or abstract design to the playing surface of outdoor basketball courts and backboards or a surface similar in scale to the playing surface of a basketball court. The City feels an art piece that is representative of the community will further activate this space for local multi-generational enjoyment. Murals will be installed on basketballs courts located in Charles Johnson Park and at Powell Recreation Center.