• April 9, 2024 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Acadiana Center for the Arts - Art House

    101 West Vermilion Street
    Lafayette, Louisiana 70501
Ticket Price $2.00-$10.00 This event is now over

Most of us create art because there is something we feel we need to say, a message we want heard. In this workshop we will dive into different ways to thread those messages into your work, including how sometimes just creating the work is activism in itself. We’ll also talk about how this can be used to think of funding avenues and distribution strategies in your work as well.


Rachel Nederveld is an independent producer and audio storyteller based in Lafayette, LA. Her films have premiered at Sundance, TIFF, Tribeca, SXSW, and more and have been supported by Sundance Institute, Ford Foundation, SFFILM, Points North, IDFA, Sheffield Doc, Tribeca Film Institute, and many more.  She is a Sundance Producing Fellow and an advisory board member of the Documentary Producers Alliance. Her most recent feature, THE TUBA THIEVES, premiered at Sundance 2023 and will play on PBS’ Independent Lens in 2024. She recently created a 24 episode aural history for NPR affiliate KRVS and is working on an audio series about Nature in South Louisiana. Rachel has a BA in Studio Art and worked in indie music and arts nonprofits before turning to storytelling to push the boundaries on issues most important to her.

AcA is committed to making our programming as accessible as possible. This Creative Acadiana session will be in-person, streamed and recorded. If you require you accessibility needs addressed, please contact to discuss. 

Date & Time

Tue, Apr 9, 2024 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Venue Details

Acadiana Center for the Arts - Art House

101 West Vermilion Street
Lafayette, Louisiana 70501 Acadiana Center for the Arts - Art House
Acadiana Center for the Arts

Our mission is fostering art and culture in Acadiana.

Founded in 1975, Acadiana Center for the Arts (“AcA”) is a community-supported nonprofit organization that fosters art and culture in Acadiana. Since its founding, AcA has developed as a major force, shaping the future of public education and community development in South Louisiana.

AcA supports the creation of new works of art, exhibits, festivals, performances, and public art across an eight-parish region that includes Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, and Vermilion Parishes.  

AcA aims to bring equitable access to the arts and supports fair compensation of artists. On average, AcA serves over 300,000 people annually and provides fair compensation to 2,700 artists.  

In 2013, the AcA merged with the Performing Arts Society of Acadiana (“PASA”), whose mission was to educate, inspire, entertain, and culturally enrich the people of south Louisiana by providing local access to a diverse range of the performing arts. This merger supported the vision of both organizations and provided much-needed support to PASA’s programs. Founded in 1989, PASA served as a leading voice in the performing arts in South Louisiana for close to three decades.

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