• Commissioning Entity

    Louisiana Office of Cultural Development

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  • Location of Commission

    Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States

  • Commission Portal

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  • Geographic Eligibilty

    Applicants in county of installation

  • Contact Name

    Scott Finch

  • Contact Email

    [email protected]

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  • Brief Description

    The Louisiana Percent for Art Program is seeking artists or artist teams to design and implement three thematically related exterior, site-specific sculptures or installations of original design for the Music & Dramatic Arts Building, Band Hall, and Cypress Residential Hall at Louisiana State University (one artist or artist team will be chosen to execute ALL THREE). The artwork should actively engage students, faculty, and visitors in creative interactive experiences that emphasize the meaning and value of music. This commission is open nationally to professional artists 18 and over.

    Music & Dramatic Arts (South end of extended site)

    Regardless of individual discipline, students who enroll in the College of Music & Dramatic Arts receive a wealth of resources and support, from newly renovated performance venues across campus, to hundreds of public performance opportunities each year, and passionate, committed classmates who foster a unique camaraderie. Mentoring and guiding our students are the unparalleled faculty of the School of Music and the School of Theatre, comprised of renowned scholars, stellar performers, vibrant creators, and inspiring teachers with active careers and international reputations for excellence. Music & Dramatic Arts is flanked to the west by the Historic LSU Greek Amphitheater, an integral part of the campus and Music & Dramatic Arts. This site is part of the overall Percent for Art project area.

    School of Music

    For more than a century, LSU has cultivated a rich tradition of musical and theatrical art forms. We proudly carry that heritage into the 21st century, by preparing students for modern leadership roles and careers in the performing arts, as well as providing outreach and cultural enrichment to the community at large. We are fortunate to be located in the city of Baton Rouge, a diverse metropolitan region of nearly 800,000 citizens, the state capital of Louisiana, and a vibrant hub for cultural development.

    The School of Music offers prospective students a comprehensive selection of degree programs at the bachelors, masters and doctoral levels. Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music in 1932, the School of Music numbers almost 400 majors, 90 graduate students, 70 faculty and professional staff, and is home to the historic LSU Opera, one of the oldest collegiate programs of its kind in the United States.

    School of Theatre

    The rapidly growing School of Theatre boasts a faculty and professional staff of 26, with 130 majors and 35 graduate students, and brings students a rare and unique learning opportunity through a close association with Swine Palace, a professional Equity theatre that operates year-round and offers substantial opportunities to work with national and international artists.

    The LSU Theatre program attempts to serve its students in a number of ways, providing rigorous training in performance practices, the history and literature of the stage, and in the development of the critical, conceptual, and argumentative skills basic to a liberal arts education. The program aims to prepare its graduates for careers in both professional and educational theatre. The department also recognizes that theatre is no insular art but involves, reflects, and participates in the wider cultural thought and practices of our time. Vigorous training in performance practices, the history and literature of the stage, and in the development of the critical, conceptual, and argumentative skills basic to a liberal arts education.

    Please find the application form link here, and see the commission portal link for full project information and application instructions.