TITLE 17. EDUCATION

CHAPTER 5. STATE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

PART III. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

 

17:1815    Louisiana Hall of Fame for the Arts; Northwestern State University; creation

  A. There is hereby created the Louisiana Hall of Fame for the Arts which shall be located at the A. A. Fredericks Center for Creative and Performing Arts at Northwestern State University at Natchitoches and which shall be under the joint sponsorship of Northwestern State University and the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts. The hall of fame is established to honor and provide suitable recognition to native and resident Louisianians who have demonstrated meritorious development and achieved statewide, national, and international acclaim in the creative and performing arts, namely, dance, music, theater/film, and visual arts.

  B. Elections to the Louisiana Hall of Fame for the Arts shall be made by the election board of the hall of fame and shall be made in accordance with guidelines and eligibility requirements set out in the constitution of the hall of fame.

  C. The election board of the hall of fame shall be composed of nine members, all representative of the arts named above, who shall be appointed by the governor for terms of five years, except that in making his initial appointments, the governor shall appoint one member to serve for a term of one year, two for two years, two for three years, two for four years, and two for five years. The board shall include representation from the following:

  (1) Public and private institutions of higher learning in the state.

  (2) State, regional, and city arts councils.

  (3) Performing arts journalists.

  (4) A representative of the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts and a representative of Northwestern State University, who shall serve as co-chairpersons of the board.

  D. The election board shall elect a secretary, and may elect other officers as deemed necessary for its efficient operation. Members of the board shall serve without compensation. The board shall appoint from its membership an executive committee which shall draft a constitution for the Louisiana Hall of Fame for the Arts. The constitution shall become effective upon approval by the election board.

  E. Nominations to the hall of fame shall be made by any interested person and presented in writing to the board in accordance with the guidelines and procedures outlined in the constitution of the hall of fame.

  F. Those persons elected to the hall of fame shall be presented with appropriate awards, and an appropriate public display commemorating the achievements of the recipients shall be placed at the site selected for the hall of fame in the A. A. Fredericks Center for Creative and Performing Arts at Natchitoches.

Added by Acts 1985, No. 119, Sec. 1.