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Artist Opportunities

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 to workshops and grants, 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! Set up your FREE profile today so you can stay in the know on all the latest opportunities for YOU!

  • 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!


Travis Lovin writes stories about the characters he has observed for years but has never met and about the south that nurtures them all. He calls Region 8's Morehouse Parish home, living on and from the family homestead that originally belonged to his great grandparents.

Want to read some of Travis' work?

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