The Bossier Arts Council is dedicated to fostering, promoting, supporting and providing cultural events and arts programming of the highest quality for Bossier Parish. The Bossier Arts Council emphasizes this mission by: focusing on the growth and education of artists and arts organizations, enhancing the quality of life for Bossier citizens and developing a cultural identity for Bossier.
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Friday, August 17, 2012
Secrets of an Arts Administrator
Secrets of an Arts Administrator is a weekly blog post written by Leigh Anne Chambers, BAC's Executive Director.
BAC's Administrative Coordinator, Robin Jones, applied for the grant. We are super lucky to have her!!
This week I will take a break from my typical posts and instead share some really exciting news. We recently got news that we received a grant from Target. The full information is found below:
Today, Bossier Arts Council (BAC)
announced that its Bossier Parish Student Art Show program was awarded a grant
from Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT). In recognition of the efforts of BAC in
promoting, supporting, and providing cultural events and programming in order
to enhance the quality of life and to develop a cultural identity for Bossier
Parish, the grant will assist BAC in hosting the opening reception for the
students and will help us award $1500 in cash prizes for winners in a variety
According to Steven Belk, BAC’s
Business Manger and Gallery Coordinator, the Bossier Student Art Show
“highlights creative talent present in both our parish’s students and their
educators. In addition it shows our community
the creativity and ingenuity our youth posses and awards their
The grant is part of Target’s ongoing
efforts to build strong, safe and healthy communities across the country. These
efforts include Target’s long history of giving 5 percent of its income to
communities, which today equals more than $3 million every week. As part of
this commitment, Target is on track to give $1 billion for education by the end
of 2015 to help kids learn, schools teach and parents and caring adults engage.
“At Target, we are committed to serving
local communities where we do business,” said Laysha Ward, President, Community
Relations, Target. “That’s why we are proud to partner with Bossier Arts
Council as we work to strengthen communities and enrich the lives of our guests
and team members.