The Louisiana Office of Cultural Development’s helps Louisiana preserve, support, develop, and
promote our archaeology, arts, French language, and historic places.
Division of Archaeology, Division of the Arts, Division of Historic Preservation, Louisiana Cultural Districts, Culture Communiqué Newsletter, Staff

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Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser
Welcome to the Office of Cultural Development!

Our French Immersion Programs, Division of Historic Preservation, Division of Archaeology, and Division of the Arts protect the culture and heritage that Louisiana has come to be known for.

Louisiana Office of Cultural Development
Agency Vision
The Office of Cultural Development’s vision is to promote a Louisiana that values and embraces Louisiana cultural assets as essential in shaping a vibrant future for our communities and citizens.

Agency Mission
The Office of Cultural Development serves the citizens of Louisiana by preserving, supporting, developing and promoting Louisiana culture, including archaeology, arts, French language and historic places.

Agency Philosophy Statement
Louisiana’s cultural assets enhance communities, the economy, education and quality of life in our state. It is the Office of Cultural Development’s duty to serve the people of Louisiana by preserving, supporting, developing and promoting our archaeology, arts, French language and historic places.
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QUICK FACTS
171,486
Total number of state workers within the cultural industries. Represents 6.6% of the workforce in Louisiana.

357,826
Total number of indirect jobs and jobs within the state's cultural industries. Represents 13.3% of the workforce in Louisiana.

$19.7 billion
In annual revenues produced by the state's cultural industries. Represents 7.7% of all Louisiana revenue.

2007 - 2013
Total jobs in Louisiana increased by 5.7%, and jobs in our state's cultural industries increased by 15.4%
Announcements

2016 Flooding

In response to the recent flooding, we hope the following information will be helpful to all of our constituents:

National Heritage Responders Available to Assist with Louisiana Flooding
  The Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation offers free emergency response assistance to cultural organizations impacted by flooding.
FEMA Program & Policy Guide
  Offers a complete guide for the Public Assistance policy and an overview of the program implementation process.
Resilient Heritage Booklet
  A booklet developed by the Louisiana Office of Cultural Development, National Center for Preservation Technology and Training and the National Park Service to educate the public on disaster resiliency.
After the Flood: Advice for Salvaging Damaged Family Treasures
  Offers basic salvage guidelines for treasured possessions.

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