CREATIVE ACADIANA | How to Pitch Yourself to Media with Jordan LaHaye Fontenot

  • September 19, 2023 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

Creatives who are interested in spreading the word about their work and/or events through the media will learn:

(1) the importance of "passive" online presence 

(2) how to hone in your brand/story 

(3) the most effective ways to pitch yourself to media

This is for local artists, filmmakers, events organizers, etc. who want to gain practical knowledge about the editorial process of local media, and how they can use it to their advantage.

Participants are invited to send a "pitch" email ahead of time to be critiqued.

This is an asynchronous and hybrid session. We'd love to see you in-person at this workshop but if you can't join us IRL please join us via zoom (details will be provided upon registration). This session will also be recorded for those who are unable to attend at the scheduled time and a link to the recording will be sent to all registered participants.  



Jordan LaHaye Fontenot is a writer and editor based in Lafayette, Louisiana. A graduate of Louisiana State University and the recipient of the 2018 Sarah Sue Goldsmith Award for Nonfiction, her work has appeared in regional and international publications including inRegister, Atlas Obscura, and the Oxford American. She was a Writer-in-Residence at NUNU Arts and Culture Collective in Arnaudville in 2022 and 2023, and a panelist at the annual Society of Professional Journalists Conference in 2021, where she shared her expertise on pitching stories with journalists from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds. Her work has been published most extensively in the Louisiana culture magazine Country Roads, where she currently serves as Managing Editor and regularly interacts and collaborates with Louisiana and Mississippi creatives to tell stories about the culture of our region. Her nonfiction book HOME OF THE HAPPY: A MURDER ON THE CAJUN PRAIRIE will be published by Mariner Books in 2024.


Creative Acadiana is a comprehensive career development program for artists and creative entrepreneurs in Acadiana, including grant funding, workforce development courses, and professional networking opportunities to build a thriving creative sector in Acadiana.

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Date & Time

Tue, Sep 19, 2023 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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