|OLG and DCRT
2016-17 through 2021-22
The Atchafalaya Heritage Area has been designated by Congress as a National Heritage Area.
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.
The first ever state wide "en plein air" experience was held on a breezy day in April. We invited artists in cultural districts across the state to go outside and paint, separate yet together, to create and celebrate art.
Quite a few answered the call, braved the unusually cool day, and posted pictures of their work.
Click the link to see the posts to the Facebook Event!
Opelousas and Rivertown Kenner were chosen for this exciting new Creative Placemaking residency. Matched with WindSync from Houston and The Westerlies from Brooklyn, each community is hosting their ensemble for performing and special events during 2017.
First up was Spring Along Main Street - A Sound Places Project on May 13 in Opelousas.
Look for the Westerlies to be back in Kenner the week of July 17.
July 1, 2016- The Office of the Lt. Governor and the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism are pleased to announce certification of 5 new Cultural Districts. This brings the total number of Cultural District to 83, in 54 towns and 35 parishes in all corners of Louisiana, evidence that this is a successful initiative embraced by local governments and cultural stakeholders throughout the state.
The new districts in 2016 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, email@example.com
2016 ANNUAL REPORT
The Executive Summary of the 2016 Annual Report features the highlights of the full report which is a compilation of the individual reports submitted cultural districts in existence in 2016.Previous Annual Reports
LINKS FOR MORE INFORMATION
Important Information about Original Art Tax Exemption Sales ~ Updated to show changes effective July 2016-June 2018
RESOURCES for CULTURAL DISTRICTS
Community Visioning Workbook - Americans for the Arts (AFTA) created a DIY guide to conduct a Community Visioning Forum- to explore what a "healthy, vibrant, equitable community" is; what role arts can play in pursuing the vision of that idealized community; and how people, organizations and institutions can help achieve that vision. Link to PDF
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
|Making Places Better - Preservation in Print||Sept 2016||Click to Read|
|Business of Culture and Art - Shreveport||Jan 2016||Click to Read|
|Culture Important to Parish||Nov 2015||Click to Read|
|Profitable Artists - BR Business Report||June 2015||Click to Read|
|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|