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GRFA promotes art education through a variety of programs that provide educators with an inspiring arts integrated curriculum along with the tools they need to incorporate the arts into their classrooms.

GRFA programs are open to all accredited schools in Louisiana, and online resources can benefit schools worldwide that are interested in integrating the arts and bringing the art of George Rodrigue into their classrooms.

Arts integration is an inquiry-based approach to learning that links the arts with an existing academic curriculum and enhances the learning process by using the arts to build new connections between content and the different ways students learn. Learn more about Why Arts in Education.

Through GRFA and arts-integrated learning, George Rodrigue hopes to spark creativity in students with varying interests, especially those who might not otherwise be exposed to art education. In doing so, he fulfills his dream to provide children the opportunities and skills that the arts provide which can be applied to any area of life, and by extension, boost personal self-confidence and life-long success.

Please explore the GRFA program links and sign-up to receive GRFA email updates on new resources and opportunities for educators. Do not forget to submit photos of your George-Rodrigue-inspired projects to the GRFA Student Gallery!

Plus, see how we help teachers bring art into the classroom by visiting our Louisiana A+ Schools, Lesson Plans , Student Art Gallery and Classroom Resources pages.
2016 2nd Place Winners
"She is Carnival" by Madeline Kirby of Plaquemines, LA. Madeline won 2nd Place Senior and a $5,500 college scholarship in our 2016 Art Contest.