The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge hosts the 2017 Regional Arts Summit

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

On June 27, 2017, the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge will host an Arts Summit open to all individual artists, arts organizations, and board members across the 11-parish region that the organization serves. Those parishes include Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, Tangipahoa, Washington, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana parishes.

Over the past year, the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge has developed strategic goals, placing a priority on strengthening the local cultural organizations and artists in the region. The Arts Summit, to be held at the East Baton Rouge Main Library, is a day-long meeting, facilitated by Emergent Method of Baton Rouge, in which individual artists, arts organizations, and their board leadership are invited to provide input on present and future need in economic, financial, and organizational areas. The Arts Council will then use the outcomes of the dialogue to frame services and funding initiatives in coming years.

Individuals and organizations who registered earlier this month by participating in an online survey were provided with two free admissions. Registration to the Summit is now open for $30.00 per person. For further information on the conference and to register, please go to Those who wish to register by phone, please contact Nicole Prunty at 225-344-8558.

The mission of the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge is to foster the creative capacity and vibrancy of the Capital Region through advocacy, resources, and education.

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