Thursday, November 5th
Cultural ForumThe Forum will be held in the Recital Hall on the campus of the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts (LSMSA) of Northwestern State University.
715 University Pkwy, Natchitoches, LA 71457
8:45 am. – 9:15 am – Coffee & Networking
9:15 am – 9:45 am – Welcome and Opening Comments
9:45 am – 10:00 am – State of the Arts in Louisiana
10:00 am – 11:30 am – Professional Development
The Regional Development Agencies (RDAs) across the state will each give a presentation that will describe the area it serves and information specific to the region it serves, including: the programming it offers, the grant programs available in its region, and opportunities for artists.
11:30 am – 1:00 pm – Lunch and Discussions
Lunch will be provided for all Cultural Forum attendees at the LSMSA cafeteria.
1:00 pm – Cultural Excursion
In the afternoon, all of our attendees will have a comp viewing of the recently refurbished murals of plantation life painted by Clementine Hunter, and an opportunity to visit the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and NW Louisiana Historical Museum. This much-discussed building has won international architectural awards and is part of the Natchitoches Historic District and famed “Front Street”.
All of our events are free and open to the public but you must *RSVP!