AT&T DONATION HELPS PROMOTE CREATIVE ARTS
IN NORTHWEST LOUISIANA
SHREVEPORT, LA., MARCH 13, 2016 – Today AT&T announced a $10,000 contribution to the Shreveport Regional Arts Council (SRAC), an organization that promotes creative arts for Shreveport-Bossier and Northwest Louisiana. The donation will be used for general arts programming, materials, and supplies in addition to community arts programs such as the new downtown cultural neighborhood, ART-break student arts festival, artspace Center for the Arts, and Artists’ Entrepreneurial Programs.
“In addition to the important role that the arts play in our community and culture, studies have shown that investment in the arts can pay off in terms of urban place making, as well as in economic terms,” said State Representative Cedric Glover. “It’s especially important that our youth be exposed to the creative arts as research has shown that the study of the arts contributes to student achievement and success in school and beyond. The Shreveport Regional Arts Council has so many wonderful programs, and I look forward to seeing their ongoing growth with continued support from the business community.”
“We are very proud of what we do at the Shreveport Regional Arts Council, and it’s an honor to have the support of Representative Glover as we aim to expand community art programs in the Shreveport area,” said Pam Atchison, SRAC Executive Director. “He recognizes the importance of our mission and the positive impact the arts has in the Northwest Louisiana region. Our organization also represents a legacy of Representative Glover’s work as the former mayor and now state representative to helping to build and strengthen the cultural economy of Shreveport.”
Founded in 1976, SRAC has been a leader in the development, promotion and advocacy of arts programming in the region. “AT&T is committed to building, strengthening and enhancing the lives of those who live and work in the communities we serve,” said Robert Vinet, AT&T Louisiana Regional Director.