Learn more about our teaching artist residencies and opportunities for professional development for teachers.
Teaching Artist Residencies provide 9-26 weeks of instruction by a professional teaching artist in the discipline of dance, theatre, music, or visual art. The artist teaches their discipline collaboratively with the school’s teachers and administrators to integrate the arts into the core academic subjects. The program aligns with the Louisiana Student Standards and the National Core Arts Standards, and is available to students in grades pre-kindergarten through high school.
This program is designed to provide classroom teachers, arts teachers, and teaching artists professional learning opportunities that enhance their understanding of the arts and provides effective techniques that reinforce core curriculum. Teachers will leave the professional development sessions with the tools they need to plan, develop, and implement arts integrated strategies and activities into their classrooms. This is our tenth year as a partner with the John F. Kennedy Center’s Partners in Education program in partnership with the East Baton Rouge Parish School System.
The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge in partnership with First Lady of Louisiana Donna Edwards, is conducting an essay contest for eighth grade students in the 11-parish region. Winners of the essay contest will receive a special invitation from the First Lady to attend an Evening at the Governor’s Mansion with Joey Alexander on February 16, 2017. Joey Alexander is a 14 year-old internationally recognized piano prodigy, known for his jazz improvisational skills. Winners will have the opportunity to meet the Governor and First lady, as well as Joey Alexander, who will perform for invited guests. Eighth grade students in the following parishes are eligible to participate (East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, Ascension, Livingston, Tangipahoa, Washington, St. Helena, East Feliciana, West Feliciana, Pointe Coupee). For more information, click the button below or visit www.artsbr.org
February 16, 2017 at 10:30 a.m., the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge and the River City Jazz Coalition will host a school performance with the Clayton Brothers Quintet. This school show is the third of the 2016-2017 River City Jazz Masters Series. This 60-minute concert provides students with a unique live music experience that satisfies content standards in Music, English/Language Arts, and Social Studies. Students will have an opportunity to participate in a question and answer session with the musicians after the concert. Tickets for this school performance are $10.00. For every 10 students, teachers receive a complimentary ticket. Upon receipt of ticket reservation, teachers will receive educational materials to be used prior to attending the concert that will inform students of the history of Jazz music and its historical and cultural significance.
Both the concert and the education opportunity are made possible through contributions by the Louisiana Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, the Louisiana Lottery, and the River City Jazz Coalition.