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The Louisiana Division of the Arts Arts-in-Education Program Initiatives include:
- Poetry Out Loud - Each year high school students from across the state take part in Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest. The competition, presented in partnership with the Louisiana Division of the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, is part of a national program that encourages high school students to learn about great poetry through memorization, performance and competition. During the 2013 – 2014 school year, more than 700 students participated in Louisiana. There are high school, regional and state rounds before the Poetry Out Loud National Finals in Washington, D.C., where $50,000 in awards and school stipends are distributed. Visit Poetry Out Loud for more information about this national program. If you would like to participate in Poetry Out Loud, contact Danny Belanger or call 225.342.8209.
- Professional Development - The Division has partnered with the Kennedy Center since 2009 to provide professional development opportunities for teaching artists, classroom teachers and administrators.
- Technical Assistance - The Division staff is available to offer technical assistance and other services that may be needed.
For more information, contact Danny Belanger or call 225.342.8209.