NCLAC Calendar

may, 2016

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North Central Louisiana Arts Council


The North Central Louisiana Arts Council, believing that the visual, performing and literary arts are a necessary enhancement for all individuals, seeks to enrich the region by fostering opportunities for creative expression; to establish a strong presence of the arts wherein the artists, arts organizations and community can thrive; and to share our diverse cultural heritage, celebrating not just who we are, but what we can become.

 Help NCLAC Keep the Arts Afloat in north central Louisiana!

KTAA2014_SOSmanOur annual fundraiser, Keep the Arts Afloat, helps NCLAC continue our +25 year tradition of teaching, creating and providing nonprofit arts programming. Donate $100, get your name in the drawing pot for $5000! All the details can be found on our KTAA page here. Important dates: Early Bird Drawing 1 for a Party Package for Two is April 18. Early Bird Drawing 2 for the Tour of Treats is May 18. Grand prize drawing for $5000 is June 21 (if we’ve received our 250 donations)

For the Early Bird drawings, your donation must be in the NCLAC office by noon on the drawing date.

You may donate with the NCLAC office or any NCLAC Board Member. A donation form can be found here —> KTAA2016_DonorLetter


Calls for Entry


Mural Design Contest

NCLAC in partnership with Pelican Realty of North Louisiana announce a Call for Entries for a Mural Design. The winning designer will receive $500 and the design will be painted on a residential building by mural team, Heirloom Designs. The top entries received will be displayed in an exhibition in Summer 2016 (location to be determined). The deadline for digital entries is May 1.

The theme for the mural is Louisiana Wildlife: Air, Land and Water. The call is open to any two-dimensional media, and is for artists living in Louisiana.


The dimensions are here: 2016_Mural-Design_Building-Dimensions

The entry form is here: 2016_Mural-EntryFormContract.

The entry fee for the Mural Design Call is $20 for non-NCLAC members, and $10 for NCLAC members.


Design considerations 1) avoid compositions that use  a lot of yellow, as it’s hard to compete with light from the sun 2) avoid figures for reasons of scale and legibility from street view 3) this will be painted on a residential building 4) this is a celebration of north central Louisiana and its natural environment.

The location of the mural is 400 Kennon Lane in Ruston, on the corner of Maple and Alabama, which is near Louisiana Tech University’s Joe Aillet Stadium. The completed mural will see heavy traffic.


As mentioned before, the top entries received will be displayed in a public exhibition in Summer 2016. The exact date and location isn’t completely set, but most likely it will be mid-June in downtown Ruston. Pelican Realty of North Louisiana will provide shipping costs to and from the exhibition.


Thanks to Becky and Jay Strickler, and Pelican Realty of North Louisiana for their support of the arts. 


In order to submit your design, email

  1. a completed Mural Entry Form,
  2. your entry fee, and
  3. your design  to, subject line Mural Contest. Jpeg entries only, a minimum of 300 dpi.

Entry fees can be sent via paypal with our link here, or by mail to NCLAC Po Box 911 Ruston, LA 71270

Contact the North Central Louisiana Arts Council office with any questions at, or (318)255-1450.





Exhibitions- Call for Artists

NCLAC is looking for solo artists, or artist groups, to exhibit for the June 2016-June 2017 year.

Exhibition Locations:

Parish Press,  1007 N. Trenton St., Ruston LA– This location highlights emerging artists from our region. Each show lasts approximately 2 months.

Dixie Center for the Arts Lobby, 212 N. Vienna St., Ruston, LA–This location highlights artist(s) primarily from outside of Lincoln Parish, or Ruston proper.


Submission Guidelines:

Submitted artwork is reviewed by a juried panel for acceptance. Artwork is judged on quality of work, professionalism of presentation, and acceptableness of content for a general audience.

Applicants must submit:

  • A completed Gallery Application found here—>Galleries2016-17_ArtistApplication
  • 4-5 digital images of your artwork
  • Artist Bio & Statement
  • Artist Resume (if applicable)
  • $10 application fee (free if you’re a NCLAC artist)

All submissions must be made digitally. Place your application, images, bio & statement, and resume in one folder. Send the zipped (compressed) folder to, with subject heading “2016-17GalleryApplication_Your Name.”





Summer Arts Camps Are Set! 

Registration is now open. Click here for a registration form. More details about camps can be found here.

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Call for Interns

We are currently accepting applications for Summer Interns. NCLAC offers paid internships in a number of areas, and the work is generally 5-8 hours/week.  Intern opportunities include promotion/marketing, graphic design, arts administration, gallery management, special events, fundraising, and arts education. For the summer, we are especially interested in employing interns in graphic design and arts education.

We give our interns substantial work that benefits their goals, and they, in turn, help us with our programming. Yes, sometimes there are days of bulk mail and excel, but primarily the work is varied and purposeful. Check out Nick’s reflections on his internship a couple of summers ago.

All applicants must submit:

  1. A completed Internship Application­ found here —–>InternApp2016-17_General
  2. Cover Letter: Indicate skills you currently possess that would make you a good candidate, and skills you would like to gain through an internship with NCLAC.
  3. Resume: List past jobs, significant volunteer work, and any other experiences that demonstrate your pertinent talents and/or skills (limit experiences to the past 5 years).
  4. 3 Professional References: Attach to your Resume a list of 3 persons; include their Name, Job Title, Place of Employment, Phone Number and Email Address. These references can be professors, employers, coaches, or other non-family member persons that can testify to your work ethic and/or skills if contacted by NCLAC.
  5. Current Collegiate Transcript: Obtain a transcript that covers your entire college career up to the last quarter/semester you completed. If you are a post-graduate applicant who graduated 5+ years ago, no transcript is needed.

All applications must be submitted digitally. Place your application, cover letter, resume & references, and transcript in one folder. Send the zipped (compressed) folder to, with subject heading “2016-17InternApplication_Your Name.”




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   The North Central Louisiana Arts Council serves Bienville, Claiborne, Jackson, Lincoln and Union Parishes. We are supported by our Members, and a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation & Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council, and administered by Shreveport Regional Arts Council. Funding has also been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.