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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.

Student Success
"GRFA has both given me a way to make my current dreams come true by helping me pay for college, but it has also showed me that beauty and pride in your state can come from so many different things, and perspectives people have are so widely varied. Even though everyone sees Louisiana in a different light, we also get to see that there's a fundamental love that people of this land share through art they create to express their thoughts." - Alexandra Olivier