• LSU-BR  Union - Juanjo Novella The Hug

    JuanJo Novella - The Hug (LSU-BR Union)

  • Conrad Albrizio - Health and Happiness

    Conrad Albrizio - Health and Happiness (Capitol Park Museum)

  • Poetry Out Loud 2019 Louisiana State Champ - Gianina Ndiaye

    2019 Louisiana Poetry Out Loud State Champ - Gianina Ndiaye

The Division of the Arts has served Louisiana’s arts community since 1977 by providing programs, services and support to individual artists and a variety of arts and cultural organizations. Arts and culture support jobs, tourism and education while stimulating creativity, leadership, economic vitality and enhancing quality of life.


Songwriting workshops for veterans - Songs of Survivors

The military makes up a large portion of the underserved arts community in our state. In response to this need, we have initiated a songwriting program for veterans with the assistance from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Songs of Survivors (SOS) Veterans Workshops are designed to provide Veterans the opportunity to learn the craft of songwriting. These free workshops allow participants to tell service-related stories through lyrics and music in a safe, supportive and empowering environment. The workshops are led by the BR Music Studios and David St. Romain of Nashville Star.

The link below to the left will take you to the song, written and sung by Veterans attending one of the workshops and produced by BR Music Studios and David St. Romain. The link below to the right, will take you to a segment aired on local television station WAFB shot by Rick Portier.

For more information contact Danny Belanger, Director of Arts Education and Accessibility at dbelanger@crt.la.gov




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