|OLG and DCRT
2014-15 through 2018-19
The Atchafalaya Heritage Area has been designated by Congress as a National Heritage Area.
The Louisiana Cultural Districts Program was created by Act 298 of the 2007 Regular Session of the legislature. The primary goal of this initiative is to spark community revitalization based on cultural activity through tax incentives.
This site is intended to provide pertinent information to local governing authorities, key stakeholders, interested communities, organizations, businesses and individuals about the Cultural Districts program, the application process, and be a means whereby the public can offer feedback, and suggestions.
July 1, 2015- The Office of the Lt. Governor and the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism are pleased to announce certification of 3 new Cultural Districts. This brings the total number of Cultural District to 78, in 49 towns and 32 parishes in all corners of Louisiana, making this a successful initiative embraced by local governments and cultural stakeholders throughout the state.
The new districts in 2015 are:
For a complete list of Cultural Districts and maps of each district click here
For more information, questions or comments please email or call Gaye Hamilton, 225-342-8161, firstname.lastname@example.org
2014 ANNUAL REPORT
The Executive Summary of the 2014 Annual Report features the highlights of the full report which is a compilation of the individual reports submitted cultural districts in existence in 2014.
LINKS FOR MORE INFORMATION
Important Information about Original Art Tax Exemption Sales
RESOURCES for CULTURAL DISTRICTS
Creative Placemaking Resources - A list of Articles, Books, Websites, Grants, and Organizations with a wealth of information about Creative Placemaking. Link to PDF.
Creative Placemaking Report - Arnaudville Cultural District is featured in the Mayor's Institute on City Design's white paper summarizes two decades of creative American placemaking, drawing on original economic research and case studies of pathbreaking initiatives in large and small cities, metropolitan to rural, as well as published accounts. Link to PDF
CULTURAL DISTRICTS in the NEWS
|Small is Beautiful by Anne Gadwa||July 2014||Click to Read|
|Hammond Celebrates Art and Culture||April 2014||Click to Read|
|Sen. Landrieu in Arnaudville||August 2013||Click to Read|
|Leeville Fishing Village-Dardenne||Sept 2013||Click to Read|
|Shreveport Preservation Commission could save homes||Sept 2013||Click to Read|
|Redevelopment of Freret Street||August 2013||Click to Read|
|Rivertown Kenner||July 2013||Click to Read|
|St Claude Main Street Arts-Culture Program||March 2013||Click to Read|
|Cultural district will help university||November 29, 2012||Click to Read|
|Official: Growing cultural district good for economy||August 23, 2012||Click to Read|
|Need community development? Put your money on the arts by Anne Gadwa||September, 2011||Click to Read|
|Historic factory renovation in S. Broad Street CD||April, 2011||Click to Read|
|LSU Minden Main Street Workshop||January, 2011||Click to Read|
|Lafayette Announces Tax Free Designation Lafayette||March 10, 2010||Click to Read|
|Lake Charles Cottage Shops Recognized as Cultural District Lake Charles||March 5, 2010||Click to Read|
|New Mid City Cultural District in Baton Rouge Baton Rouge||February 22, 2010||Click to Read|
|Jimmy Robinson: Musician, Incubator and Advocate- New Orleans||November 2, 2009||Click to Read|
|Tax incentives hope to stimulate local art world- New Orleans||October 4, 2009||Click to Read|
|Slidell Announces 2009-10 Cultural Season- Slidell||October, 2009||Click to Read|
|Marigny Chosen as Great Neighborhood by APA New Orleans||September 2009||Click to Read|
|District aim to boost arts, cultural commerce- Shreveport||June 7, 2009||Click to Read|
|Byawater Art Lofts New Orleans||June 2, 2009||Click to Read|
|Houma||Jan 28, 2009||Click to Read|
|Cooltown Studios||Jan. 9, 2009||Click to Read|
|Times Picayune||Dec. 4, 2008||Click to Read|
|Preservation in Print — Page 16||Summer 2008||Click to Read|
|Cultural Economy Tax Initiatives Package||June 2007||Click to Read|