Most OutSPOKEN campaign

The Most OutSPOKEN Campaign
Forward Arts is offering a unique method to give back to your alma mater in a substantial way. The Most OutSPOKEN Campaign is a donor drive that will support sending one of Forward Arts’ world-renown spoken word poets on to your old school’s campus to lead students in weekly creative writing workshops that build literacy, promotes self-advocacy and has a track record of increasing proficiency in writing on standardized tests.  To donate see the above button or to set up a meeting to discuss how to become
a donor, email us at forwardartsbr@gmail.com.

Forward Arts Programming 2015–2016
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2015–2016 In-School Creative Writing Residency Program.
For questions about the residency program, email us at
forwardartsbr@gmail.com or download a residency application HERE

2015-2016Freshhhh Heat Teen Open Mic & Poetry Slam 2015–2016
@ Hartley/Vey Studio Theatre

NEW: HeARTbeat Elementary Open Mic Poetry Reading
Grades 6th and under
@Hartley/Vey Workshop Theatre

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NEW: Baton Rouge Youth Poet Laureate Program
Selection process to pick the city’s first ever youth Poet Laureate begins this fall!

Verse Lab 2015
RETURNING: The Verse Lab adult spoken word poetry workshop series. Sunday afternoons beginning September 13th, 2015. To apply download application here. To apply for
a reduced fee scholarship fill out this application. Course registration can be paid below

Book Festival FH 2015

10 Words
NEW: 10 Word Stories BR.  A collaborative city-wide initiative with The Walls Project. Poetry on murals. Submission information coming soon!


Forward Arts is a multi-generational collective of youth, artists, and educators who are committed to providing learning opportunities in Southeastern Louisiana. We provide workshops, performance spaces, and professional development for young people and adults. Through critical engagement and creative practice we foster personal and social transformation.

Forward Arts Inc.
100 Lafayette St.
Suite B227
Baton Rouge, La 70801
(225) 389‑7226