Strategic Plan
2014-15 through 2018-19


Did you know?

Louisiana Division of the Arts partners with many national, regional, and state organizations that offer a variety of services to arts organizations and artists. Below are links to those organizations and their resources.

National and Regional Partners:

  • National Endowment of the Arts
    an independent federal agency supporting artists and arts organizations and bringing the arts to all Americans.
  • SouthArts
    South Arts is a nonprofit regional arts organization founded in 1975 that assists in the professional development of artists, arts organizations and arts professionals; presents, promotes and produces southern arts and cultural programming; and advocates for the arts and arts education. The organization works in partnership with the nine state arts agencies of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.
  • National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA)
    The National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) is the membership organization that unites, represents and serves the nation's state and jurisdictional arts agencies. Each of the 56 states and jurisdictions has created an agency to support excellence in and access to the arts.
  • Americans for the Arts (AFTA)
    Founded in 1960, Americans for the Arts is the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education.

Louisiana Regional Development Agencies:

See the Decentralized Arts Funding Program for more about these partners.

Statewide Arts Service Organizations:

  • Louisiana Partnership for the Arts (LPA) The LPA is the umbrella organization which represents the broad and diverse spectrum of artists, arts professionals, arts educators, arts organizations and agencies, and all those who produce, present, and serve the arts in Louisiana. It provides the the Louisiana Touring Directory , a compendium of Louisiana professional artists and companies who are able to conduct performances and other arts programming, not only in communities across the state but across the nation.
  • Louisiana Alliance for Dance
    Each year, LAD hosts the Louisiana Dance Festival which brings dance students and professionals from around the state together to participate in two days of classes, performances, and networking events.
  • Louisiana Association of Museums (LAM)
    The Louisiana Association of Museums is a not-for-profit membership organization founded in 1979 to help our state’s museums better serve their communities.
  • Louisiana Assocation of Nonprofit Organizations (LANO)
    LANO is a statewide member organization that advocates for the nonprofit community and strengthens the effectiveness of those committed to improving Louisiana.
  • Louisiana Crafts Guild
    The Louisiana Crafts Guild is an organization of juried Fine Crafts Artisans located throughout the state of Louisiana and the Southern Region of the United States.
  • Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation (LCEF)
    LCEF is a catalyst for the development and enhancement of the distinct cultural industries of Louisiana by promoting the economic health and quality of life of our cultural economy workforce. It provides the Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation Healthcare Initiative (LCEF-HI).
  • Louisiana Folklore Society
    The Louisiana Folklore Society encourages the study, documentation, and accurate representation of the traditional cultures of Louisiana. Its members include university professors, professional folklorists in the public sector, secondary school teachers, museum workers, graduate students, and other individuals interested in Louisiana’s traditions and cultural groups.

Individual Artist Resources:

Finding Jobs In The Arts:

  • ARTJOB.ORG:  ArtJob features a comprehensive list of frequently updated jobs, internships, fellowships, and other employment opportunities in all areas of the arts, including visual arts, performing arts, commercial art and design firms, film, public arts agencies, academic arts departments, galleries, conferences, commissions, non-profit organizations engaged in the arts and cultural policy, and more.

 Emergency Funds and Preparedness Resources:


  • National Arts Marketing Project.  The website of the National Arts Marketing Project, provides information, tools, and practical ideas to design high-quality, cost-effective marketing programs and strengthen arts organizations.





  • Public Art Handbook for Louisiana Communities
  • National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) Percent for Art Policy Brief
  • Call For Entry (CAFÉ):  Café is an online application and adjudication system used by public art administrators across the country. Opportunities for commissions, direct purchases of artwork, and juried shows are advertised and can be applied for through this system. The Louisiana Division of the Arts currently uses CAFÉ for Percent for Art program Calls to Artists and other projects.
  • Public Art Archives: The archives include images of Public Art and Percent for Art projects from across the country. 
  • Americans For The Arts / Public Art Network:  The Public Art Network (PAN) develops professional services for the broad array of individuals and organizations engaged in the diverse field of public art. PAN is the only professional network in the United States dedicated to advancing public art programs and projects through advocacy, policy, and information resources to further art and design in our built environment.
  • City of New Orleans Percent for Art Collection  The City of New Orleans’ Percent for Art Collection is managed by the Arts Council of New Orleans, and supported through funding generated by 1% of eligible municipal capital bonds. The Arts Council’s role has been to engage local artists in producing public art that has the power to illuminate the daily existence of our citizens and link to the traditions of our communities. Today there are 40 exterior works of art and more than 35 facilities enriched with over 200 interior pieces.
  • Shrevport Regional Arts Council Public Art Projects


These resources are provided as a service for artists and arts organizations. Pages on the internet and availability of grants sometimes change. If you find a bad or missing link, or know of other opportunities we can include here, please contact the Director of Artist Services dlafonta@crt.la.gov and we will make a correction.