Advancing Arts and Culture | LSU Strategic Plan 2025

Our Strategic Challenges

LSU will be a recognized global leader in Arts and Culture.

Advancing Arts and Culture

LSU will be a global leader in the creation, cultivation, and promotion of the arts, humanities, and of Louisiana’s extraordinary cultural heritage.

Impact Economic Development

LSU will engage with civic leaders to advance Louisiana’s creative industries and to grow and diversify Louisiana’s economy through innovative arts and cultural partnerships and initiatives.

Expand Community Involvement in Arts

As part of its land-grant mission, LSU will partner with arts and culture organizations to serve Louisiana’s communities through meaningful engagement programs.

Promote Arts as Essential to Education

LSU will demonstrate the value of an arts education and promote the impact of the arts on our society.

Enhance Student Engagement in Arts

LSU will graduate creative problem-solvers and critical thinkers by connecting all students to arts and cultural experiences.

From Cajun and Creole cuisine to zydeco and jazz music to historic art, literature, and architecture, Louisiana’s culture is one of the nation’s unique treasures. A diverse mix of influences—including Spanish, French, Native American, African, and East Asian—have shaped our state’s artistic and culinary offerings and put Louisiana on the international radar as a prime destination for travel.

LSU fosters creativity in art, architecture, design, music, dance, theatre, literature, and film to further enrich and preserve our state’s culture to ensure that future generations may contribute to and experience the vibrancy and tradition it has to offer.