The ArtBreak Festival is just around the corner, Monday, April 23 - Sunday, April 29 at the Shreveport Convention Center.  Our goal is to provide high-quality, integrated art activities focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math for the 75,000 students and families that ArtBreak serves! There are several ways you may become involved, starting with as a Lead Teacher to performing and providing an informance, and some things in between! Please read on to select your area of interest. 
You may participate in ArtBreak in one of the following ways: 

1.  3rd Grade Days Hands-On Lead Artist/Instructor:   Lead Artist throughout the week, engaging students in a Hands-On Art activity that connects the Arts to STEM, language arts and/or history. There will be an Artist “Orientation of Expectation” for all lead Artists and assistants at the Central ARTSTATION, SRAC, 801 Crockett St., Tuesday, April 11, FROM 4:00 – 5:30.  You must attend this “Orientation of Expectations” workshop before you will be eligible to teach. We are only able to select a certain number of artists to work ArtBreak. You must commit to work an entire day, teaching six (6) 20-minute classes starting at 8:00 am (prep and training your assistant) with classes starting at 9:00 am - 1:15 pm and clean up from 1:15 – 2:00 pm. Artists are expected to clean and restock the supplies for the next day.

The schedule for CELEBRATE EDUCATION: ArtBreak Festival Third Grade Days and KTBS-3 Summer Reading Festival is as follows:

Monday, April 23, 2018                      8:00 am – 2:00 pm     6 hours

Tuesday, April 24, 2018                       8:00 am – 2:00 pm     6 hours

Wednesday, April 25, 2018               8:00 am – 2:00 pm     6 hours

Thursday, April 26, 2018                    8:00 am – 2:00 pm     6 hours

Friday, April 27, 2017                           9:00 am – 1:00 pm     4 hours

TOTAL WEEKDAY HOURS                  28 hours


2.  Weekend Artist:  As a weekend artist teaching, the same “prescribed” activity throughout the entire weekend, Friday, April 27 – Sunday, April 29. The schedule for the ArtBreak Public Festival will be as follows:

Friday, April 27, 2018                        4:00 pm – 9:00 pm       5 hours

Saturday, April 28, 2018                   9:30 am – 8:30 pm      11 hours

Sunday, April 29, 2018                     11:30 am – 5:30 pm       6 hours

TOTAL WEEKEND Hours                 22 HOURS


3.  Performances/Informances:  Art Organizations that focus on performances that involves, engages or are for young people in the community are encouraged to perform at ArtBreak. We are seeking 25-minute informance to include a performance and some audience interaction with the instructor, director or choreographer on stage explaining different movements or different approaches to music, dance or theatre. This will also be an opportunity for Art Organizations to solicit enrollment of students and/or families into the classes that are offered. SRAC will pay $150 for this 25 minute performing informance. We will need you to arrive at least 30 minutes early, as the schedule at ArtBreak is very flexible. Four time slots are available. Please rank the available times with what suits your scheduling best,  and we will do our very best to accommodate one of the four times, but we must acknowledge that student performances are scheduled first to accommodate the needs of the school schedule. Times that are available are as follows: ArtBreak can only accommodate a limited number of these Performances so please sign up early!

ArtBreak can only accept a limited number of Artists and/or Performances!!



To be eligible, click the above link and fill our the form ASAP!

Mark your calendar to  attend the Artists Orientation at the Shreveport Regional Arts Council, 801 Crockett St., Downtown, Shreveport.

Remember you may NOT be eligible to work at ArtBreak as an artist unless you attend.

This does not apply to Performances. Unfortunately, we can only accommodate a select number of Artists to work ArtBreak!  


PRIZE WILL GO TO winning schools visual art program!


ArtBreak School Exhibit Booths are the perfect place to show off YOUR school and display the talents, projects, awards, creations, and programs that are unique to your school. Exhibit Booths are placed throughout the Convention Center and are moved around annually to provide maximum public exposure on a rotating basis!
For more info call Lisa @ 318.673.6500 / lisa@shrevearts.org

Download the flyer here!

Caddo Parish Teachers are our most valuable resource for ArtBreak. The efforts that you bring to your students each year to educate and inspire them is what makes ArtBreak happen!! We hope these resources will help you in your participation at this very important event.  If you need further assistant please contact Lisa Leach, ArtBreak Director, at (318) 673-6500 or email to John@shrevearts.org.

Thank you for joining us at ArtBreak 2017.  Your opinion is very important!! 

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