Monthly Meetings
      Weekly (bi-monthly) email
      Shreveport – bossier funguide (if applicable)


A “Bill of Rights” for Artists and Arts Organizations.  Click to ReadClick to Read



This is an invaluable opportunity for artists who are serious about developing a career (meaning that you earn money for your work) in the ARTS.  The class consists of combining lecture and small work groups teaching formats that take Artists through the development of marketing materials, branding, web and social media development, profit and loss statements and career outlets such as galleries, museums, markets, festivals and public art.



      Teaching Opportunities
      Creating New Works during the week-long festival



mainspace commissions (currently LIBRARY MACABRE)
The Marcy G. & Jack T. Everett mainspace @ artspace is an exhibition space for local, regional and national artists. Each mainspace exhibition is curated by Artistic Director, William Joyce.

coolspace exhibitions - All Professional Artists (visual, literary, cultural, multi-media or performing) are eligible to apply to exhibit in coolspace.  Graduate students or full time post-graduate students in the fine arts field are also eligible.  All artists must live within a 100-mile radius of Shreveport and/or within the parishes of Northwest Louisiana.  All Roster Artists are automatically eligible but still must complete a proposal.  coolspace will accept applications from individual artists, groups and organizations.  Applicants for coolspace must be registered on the NWLA Artists Directory (it’s free and easy to sign up)
Click here to download a coolspace application!

      minutespace exhibitions (need to develop the policies on this)
      Critics’ Series
      giftspace sales
      Educational Staff
      Programming/Workshops/Demonstrations by Artists
     Artists’ Rental Fees


The Central Artists' Gallery Exhibition Space
The Central Artists’ Gallery is a 900 square foot space at the entrance to the Central ARTSTATION which can double as the Reception Area and Artists’ Gallery.  Featuring high ceilings, gallery-quality lighting and
permanent picture hanging hardware. Temporary tables, pedestals, reception desk and other appropriate
furnishings can be moved for optimum use. Wide doublepocket doors can be opened or closed between these three first-floor rooms creating 1500 square feet for a continuous gallery, event space, or three separate spaces.  Maximum occupancy is 15. Rate: $100 per hour

The Engine Room:  A Black Box Theatre and Multi-Use Flexible Space
The Engine Room, located on the lower floor of the Central ARTSTATION, contains over 4,000 square feet of space:  2,500 square foot performance/event/exhibition space with 18’ ceilings, dressing room with toilet, fully-equipped prep kitchen with direct outdoor access and ADA compliant public restrooms. Five historic doorways and leaded glass windows lead to Crockett Street. The “Engine Room” features a theatrical lighting grid, balconies, tech booths and a production office---perfect for all genres of special events and
performances including theatre, dance, music, film, literary, and multi-media arts. A portable riser system allows flexible stage and seating configurations including proscenium, thrust, in-the-round, and cabaret styles.  Maximum seating is 150.  Rates are based upon use, including times and number of days. Contact Vickie Marshall for more information (318) 673-6500

Conference Rooms  
1st Floor Conference Room

The 1st floor conference room is 400 square feet, with tall ceilings, abundant natural light, and ample wall space.  Appropriate for meetings of up to 15 people, it includes a large conference table, chairs, set-up table, internet connections, digital projector, remote control ceiling-mounted screen, white board, and flexible gallery-quality lighting.  Maximum occupancy is 15. Rate: $25 per hour (2 hour min.)
Chief Dallas W. Greene, JR. Conference Room
The 2nd floor Conference Room, directly accessible from the stairs and elevator, measures 20’ x 38’ (750 square feet).  This bright space is open to the SRAC office reception area  via a glass wall, and is naturally lit from the wall of windows on the south wall. The conference table seats approximately 50 people, in various configurations. The room features a modular conference table and chairs, digital projector, remote control ceiling-mounted screen, and a small coffee bar.  Maximum occupancy is 50. Rate: $50 per hour (2 hour min.)

The Rocco Landesman "ARTWORKS" Workspace with Computers/Copier
This well-lit 370 square foot Business Center is complete with 6 workstations, computers, high speed internet, WiFi, layout tables and a Resource Library. Printing and copies are available for a nominal, “at-cost”, fee. A professionally staffed help desk will be provided during scheduled work hours. (Maximum occupancy: 8) Rate: $10/day for Reserved Space w/ Dedicated Computer. (Free Annual Day-Pass available to NWLA Roster Artists @ 40 hours annually, NWLA Directory Artists @ 20 hours annually.) No charge for “dropins”
when space is available.      

      PAY IT FORWARD…What does it mean?  How does it work?.


      City of Shreveport “Regrants”: Mini Grants/Arts Ambassador Grants
      City of Shreveport Artists’ Fellowships
      Louisiana Decentralized Arts Funding for Northwest Louisiana


THE NORTHWEST LOUISIANA ARTISTS’ DIRECTORY is a project of the Shreveport Regional Arts Council. The Northwest Louisiana (Region 7) Artists’ Directory is designed to recognize artists from all art disciplines and media in Northwest Louisiana. The opportunities, guidelines, and online application associated with the Northwest Louisiana Artists Directory can be found on the Shreveport Regional Arts Council website ( Directory submissions are accepted year round and automatically added to the Directory within 48 hours of submission. Learn more about our directory here.



The Northwest Louisiana Juried Artist Roster is a group of professional artists who have been juried onto the Roster based on the quality of their body of artwork and professional experience.  Bi-annually, the Northwest Louisiana Juried Artists Roster will select a jury of out-of-town judges that will review the Northwest Louisiana Artists’ Directory for the entries of the new artists who have submitted during the previous year and determine, based on the quality of the artist’s body of work, who will be added to the Juried Artist Roster.

To learn more about the NWLA Artist Roster click here


The Shreveport Regional Arts Council (SRAC), in collaboration with Shreveport Public Assembly and Recreation (SPAR), and in cooperation with the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) offers opportunities for artists to create temporary public art installations in the 9-block area known as Shreveport Common. These works are intended to engage, intrigue, entertain, inspire, move, motivate, and/or interact with the public for a short period of time, eliminating the need for building a permanent installation. Temporary artworks maybe created with unusual media or installed in unexpected places.  They may benefit a particular cause; pique public awareness of an important or timely issue; or simply add momentary beauty to a site. The program is also designed to place temporary artworks in outdoor public sites to serve as catalysts for conversations about art.
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UNSCENE!  is a series created by the Shreveport Regional Arts Council (SRAC), which will unleash the Shreveport Common, debuting the innovative look, feel, tastes, smells and sounds of this new uncommon cultural community.  UNSCENE!  events will be comprised of national, regional and local artists who will create and present unconventional new works.  Each unpredictable, unexpected, unabashed, and unabridged "un" experience will leave an indelible mark that permanently advances Shreveport Common.


1 night, 8 artist teams each comprised of 5 artists, 3 national art critics, 6 competitions, team vs team, leading to 1 final event where the winning team will take home a cash prize of 10,000 dollars.