Louisiana Project Grants (LPG)
This program provides a system for funding arts projects in all regions of the state by giving artists, nonprofit arts organizations, nonprofit organizations, public and private schools, the opportunity to develop arts projects that meet their local needs.
Application period has ended.
The Louisiana Project Grants program (formerly DAF) is administered jointly by the Louisiana Division of the Arts (LDOA) and the regional LPG Administrator (In this case, the ACCL). Initiated in 1995, this program provides a system for funding new and continuing arts projects in all regions of the state. The purpose of the program is to make the arts accessible to everyone throughout the state.
Louisiana Project Grants are available to organizations in the Arts Council of Central Louisiana Region 6: Avoyelles Parish, Catahoula Parish, Concordia Parish, Grant Parish, LaSalle Parish, Rapides Parish, Vernon Parish, and Winn Parish. Louisiana Project Grants are supported by the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism.
• Organizations receiving line item support from the state legislature. These organizations are ineligible to receive grants for arts programming related to those line items.
• Regional Arts Councils are not eligible to be an applicant or a paid provider of services on a grant.
• Past grant recipients who are not in compliance with the Regional Arts Council, the Louisiana Project Grants Program, or the Louisiana Division of the Arts.
• Any organization that is not in good standing with the Louisiana Secretary of State or the Louisiana Legislative Auditor. You may check the status by clicking on the links.
• Any applicant who does not have an active 12-digit alphanumeric Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) as provided by SAM.gov at the time of application submission.
For questions regarding the Louisiana Project Grant Program including project eligibility, please contact us at: email@example.com
For LPG-funded grants:
The official logos of the Office of Cultural Development/Division of the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and shall appear in close proximity to the name of the Grantee organization in ALL publicity, advertising and programs along with the following statement: “Supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council, and as administered by the Arts Council of Central Louisiana. Funding has also been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works.” Additional crediting statements may be added.
*Please note that any grant-related activity/ project that is being promoted to the public must include these logos and acknowledgment statements. This includes any print marketing, social media promotion, flyers, mail-outs, etc. Additionally, all activities promoted by an organization during its entire season must show the above logos if they receive LPG funding for that season.
*For activities promoted through radio/ T.V. ads, the following abbreviation is acceptable:
“Supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts.”
*If your organization plans to use this abbreviation, please inform the CDC of the Arts Council, so that he/ she can notify the Division of the Arts that special permission has been granted for this purpose. It is only acceptable to abbreviate this acknowledgment statement for radio and t.v. media. Print marketing must include the full acknowledgment statement and logos.
*Failure to comply with proper logo use and acknowledgment statements will result in possible reduction in grant funding and will affect your organization’s compliance score at the following year’s panel review process.
The Arts Council of Central Louisiana administers other grants to various Parishes within the Central Louisiana Region.
RoyOMartin Foundation Arts Grant
This grant is administered by the Arts Council on behalf of the RoyOMartin Foundation. The RoyOMartin Foundation Arts Grant is available ONLY in Rapides Parish to non-profit arts organizations and artists with a fiscal agent for Project Assistance.
FY 2023 APPLICATION DUE DATE: JANUARY 31ST, 2023 - 5PM.
FY 2022 FINAL Report Form: Email Terra@louisiana-arts.org
For Martin Foundation Arts-funded grants:
Proper Acknowledgment Statements & logos to be used for Martin Arts Funding grantees:
Sponsored by the Martin Foundation through a grant administered by the Arts Council of Central Louisiana.
THE ARTS COUNCIL OF CENTRAL LOUISIANA CONTINUES TO CLOSELY MONITOR REPORTS REGARDING THE COVID-19 VIRUS (CORONAVIRUS) AND ARE FOLLOWING ALL LOCAL, STATE, AND NATIONAL DIRECTIVES REGARDING EVENTS, FESTIVALS, AND OTHER ARTS HAPPENINGS. PLEASE KNOW THAT THE SAFETY AND HEALTH OF OUR COMMUNITY IS AND ALWAYS WILL BE OUR TOP PRIORITY.
Covid-19 Art Resources
THE ADOLPH & ESTHER GOTTLIEB EMERGENCY GRANT
(Interim financial assistance to qualified painters, printmakers, and sculptors)
FOUNDATION FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS COVID-19 RELIEF FUND
(Relief for a canceled performance or exhibition due to COVID-19)
EQUAL SOUND CORONA RELIEF FUND
(Relief for musicians with Lost income and Cancelled Gigs)
SWEET RELIEF MUSICIANS FUND
(financial assistance for musicians and music industry workers)
MUSICARES COVID-19 RELIEF FUND
(Relief for musicians with Lost income and Cancelled Gigs)
JAZZ FOUNDATION OF AMERICA MUSICIANS’ EMERGENCY FUND
(Housing assistance, pro bono medical care, disaster relief and direct financial support in times of crisis for musicians)
CARNEGIE FUND FOR AUTHORS
(Writers Fund for emergency assistance for authors (must have published one full-length work)
AUTHORS LEAGUE FUND
(Loans for professional writers and dramatists in financial need)
THE HAVEN FOUNDATION
(EMERGENCY FUNDS FOR WRITERS WITH SERIOUS FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES)
THE PEN WRITERS FUND
(Emergency fund for professional writers in financial need)
SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY WRITERS OF AMERICA LOANS
(Interest-free loans to members (writers) facing medical expenses)
SUSTAINABLE ARTS FOUNDATION
(Financial support for writers with families)
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF JOURNALISTS & AUTHORS WRITERS EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE FUND
(Financial assistance to established freelance writers who are unable to work due to emergency or crisis)
Culturalyst Central LA
What is Culturalyst Central LA?
Culturalyst provides a shared digital infrastructure to empower and connect cultural communities. We build and manage technology to create transparency and discoverability within and between cultural communities.
Artist & Organization Directory
Local, National, and International Opportunity Engine
Community-led Event Calendar
Cultural Data Dashboard