Let's bring arts into the classroom.

The arts can be a powerful teaching tool. Through our programs we're providing arts experiences for students as well as tools and support for educators. We present a broad range of quality arts events and workshops, all of which are designed as interdisciplinary learning adventures that connect real-life experiences to academic instruction. Our nationally renowned program has been a Kennedy Center Partner for over 20 years.

Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette Parish School System, and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette are members of the Kennedy Center Partners in Education Program.

Selected because of demonstrated commitment to the involvement of education in and through the arts, the partnership team participates in collaborative efforts to make the arts integral to education. In 2004, the Kennedy Center Partnership Team was awarded the Governor’s Arts Award for Outstanding Contributions to Arts in Education

Want to bring your class to our galleries?

Learning never ends.

The arts are a powerful teaching tool. The AcA’s Arts in Education and Outreach programs provide arts experiences to students as well as tools to teachers for integrating the arts into the education experience.

Do you want to teach in the arts?

The Teaching Artist Program provides the opportunity for you to help students to experience a broad range of art forms and innovative arts activities in their classroom and school! Each of the Session Options is designed and presented by a local professional artist, like yourself.


We’re excited for have Student Arts Expo back again for another year. We’ll see you on April 4, 2020!

Thank You To Our Sponsors

William C. Schumacher Family Foundation

Gustav W. Mcilhenny Foundation & Tabasco Family

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