The Louisiana film incentives program, enacted in 2002, has created a significant level of film activity in the state. As detailed further in this report, the industry has seen some of the highest statewide film activity employment growth in the country alongside New Mexico. Since 2001 both Louisiana and New Mexico have experienced compound annual employment growth of 23 percent per year. Louisiana now boasts the third highest film concentration ratio of U.S. states behind California and New York.
Offers occupational and comprehensive health services for musicians, performers, and tradition bearers of New Orleans (Mardi Gras Indians, Social Aid & Pleasure Club Members). NOMC serves any patient over the age of 19, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay. The NOMC also accepts Medicare, Medicaid, and GNOCHC/Free Care.
Louisiana Economic Development (LED) evaluates the current film and music industry trends, the impact of the state's film incentive program and the prospects for moving Louisiana's film and music industries forward.
Louisiana Jobs contains a job database divided by occupations in Louisiana.
NOLA contains jobs divided by industry, skill, and location in New Orleans
Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance provides a comprehensive list of grants, scholarships, and other types of financial aid available to students attending colleges and universities in Louisiana.
Individual Artists and Small Arts Organizations
Louisiana Division of the Arts awards fellowships to individual artists in all genres.
Small Business and Entrepreneur
Louisiana Small Business Development Center provides low- or no-cost guidance and training for small business owners and potential owners. The LSBDC serves Louisiana businesses through confidential counseling, group training, and business information resources.
Public Counsel provides a wide variety of legal services to low-income individuals, nonprofits and small businesses.
SCORE of Baton Rouge provides professional guidance and information to maximize the success of America's existing and emerging small businesses. Offers seminars as well as one-on-one business counseling.
The Louisiana Region of the Red Cross serves the 4.65 million residents in the 64-parish state, while supporting others across the country and around the world.
Angel Flight South Central is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization that arranges free, non-emergency air travel for children and adults with serious medical conditions and other compelling needs.
The Louisiana State Police website lists statewide evacuation routes and extensive emergency safety information, including a list of radio stations that are a part of the Louisiana Emergency Alert System, and a disaster supply kit list.
The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, working with state agencies in Louisiana, Texas, and around the nation, provide response, relief and recovery resources to artists and arts organizations for Hurricane Harvey.
This site has essential information on how to prepare for a disaster, evacuate safely and efficiently, and stay informed throughout the emergency. Information about the Gulf Oil Spill is added daily.