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Culture Connection 2015
April 14th & 15th
Deep Roots, Inspired Growth 

Culture Connection is where Archaeology, Arts, CODOFIL, Historic Preservation, Main Streets and Cultural Districts stakeholders will connect to the Department of Culture, Recreation & Tourism to move cultural development in Louisiana forward.

Join us as we present workshops in conjunction with Culture Connection!

LPA will be participating in Culture Connection 2015 on April 14th. There will be a Louisiana Presenters Network Session from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., and featured guest speaker Kevin Spencer from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Kevin is a teaching artist, performer and speaker, with an emphasis on arts integration in healthcare and special education for individuals of all ages and abilities. His presentation “Art Across the Lifespan” has a very powerful message and should not be missed.

All of LPA’s offerings are free and open to the public.

This year’s Culture Connection will include the 2015 Louisiana Culture Awards program, educational sessions and networking cocktails, featuring individuals, companies, organizations and agencies with products and services relevant to cultural development.   

TUESDAY, April 14
 11:00 – 5:00 p.m.      Industry meetings
  • Louisiana Partnership for the Arts 11 a.m., Capitol Park Welcome Center
    Louisiana Presenters Network (LPN) Session “Presenting in Non-Traditional Venues” 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

*LPA will be providing free lunch to those who register for the LPN Session. To register, simply send an email with your name or names of those attending, with the subject line “LPN Session” to

  • Louisiana Partnership for the Arts 1 p.m.Capitol Park Welcome Center
    Kevin Spencer: “Art Across the Lifespan – Empowering People of All Ages & Abilities”  1 p.m.-3 p.m.
  • Cultural Districts and Main Streets 1 p.m., State Library Seminar Center
  • Antiquities Commission 2 p.m., Capitol Annex 4th floor conference room
  • Louisiana State Arts Council 2 p.m., Capitol Park Welcome Center
  • National Register Review Committee 1 p.m., State Library Capitol View Room
  • Louisiana Association of Museums Session “The Museum as Theater: Performance in Museum Interpretation” 3 p.m. – 5 p.m., Capitol Park Welcome Center

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.     Networking cocktail reception and silent auction

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.     2015 Louisiana Culture Awards ceremony

8:30 p.m.                 After party


8:00 – 8:30 a.m.      Registration and continental breakfast

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.      Welcome from Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne

9:00 – 10:15 a.m.      Louisiana’s Cultural Vitality Index

Louisiana’s cultural industries are fueling significant growth in the state. Want proof? Explore  Louisiana’s Cultural Vitality Index (CVI), a new set of statistics indicating the impact of our work on the state’s economy.

10:30 – 12:00 p.m.   Developing Your Creative Community

Every community needs a creative placemaking toolkit. Come to this panel to learn about all the resources available at the local, state, and national levels to build a distinctive sense of place and spur economic development in your community.

                                   Protecting Your Cultural Assets

The only thing that is certain is that there will be another disaster.  Are you prepared? This panel of experts will discuss strategies for homeowners, businesses, nonprofits and municipalities to protect your cultural resources.

12:00 – 12:50 p.m.    Lunch on your own

1:00 p.m.                   Legislative meetings


Culture Connection is sponsored by the Office of the Lt. Governor and the Office of Cultural Development, in partnership with the Louisiana Trust for Historic Preservation, the Louisiana State Arts Council, the Louisiana Archaeological Survey and Antiquities Commission, the Louisiana Folklife Commission and the Council for the Development of French in Louisiana.

Registration is $40 per person.  Networking tables are $40 each.  Space is limited, so click below to register now!

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