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2017 Grant Information

All applications and complete details are available at
www.artsandhumanitiesswla.org unless otherwise noted.

Lake Charles Partnership Grant Program

Deadline to apply: Friday, January 20, 2017
Funded by the City of Lake Charles
Administered by the Arts Council of SWLA
Description: This is another opportunity for artists and arts organizations within the city limits of Lake Charles.
Amount: Two categories for the Lake Charles Partnership Grant are available – Project Assistance and Organizational SupportProject Assistance applications have a minimum $500 and maximum $3,000 request for a single event.  Organizational Support applications have a limit of up to 25% of the previous year’s operating expenses and not more than $2,000 request limit per application.  Applicants may submit up to 2 applications if desired.
Activity Period: April 1, 2017 - March 31, 2018
Final Report Due: May 5, 2018
Contact: Charla Blake, community development coordinator, charlab@artscouncilswla.org, 337-439-2787

Calcasieu Parish Police Jury Arts Funding Grant

Deadline to apply:  Friday, February 17, 2017
Funded by the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury
Administered by the Arts Council of SWLA
Description: This program funds fairs, festivals or projects in Calcasieu Parish.
Amount: Minimum request of $500 and a maximum request of $5,000 for a specific arts project.
Activity Period:  April 1, 2017 – March 31, 2018
Final Report Due: May 5, 2018
Notes: Bonus points are available which increase the application's panel score.
Contact: Charla Blake, community development coordinator,charlab@artscouncilswla.org, 337-439-2787

Louisiana Office of Tourism's Competitive Grant Program - Marketing Grants

Deadline to apply: Friday, March 17, 2017
Funded and administered by the Louisiana Office of Tourism
Description: To encourage and support marketing initiatives that will attract and retain visitors.
Amount: Up to a 50% cash match for qualifying marketing expenses in promoting a tourism event. Maximum grant award - $10,000.
Activity Period: July 1, 2017 - June 1, 2018
Final Report Due: Due 45 days after the event.
Contact: Lynne Coxwell, Louisiana Office of Tourism, 225-342-2876 or lcoxwell@crt.la.gov

Arts/Tourism Partnership Grants (Tourism Marketing Initiative Grant Program)

Deadline to apply: Friday, April 28, 2017
Funded by the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau
Administered by the Arts Council of SWLA
Description: To encourage and support marketing initiatives that will attract and retain visitors.  Applicants must be domiciled within Calcasieu parish. Marketing tools only for arts nonprofits in Calcasieu Parish
Amount: Up to $2,000
Activity Period: June 15, 2017 – June 15, 2018
Final Report Due: July 31, 2018
Notes: Bonus points are available which increase the application's panel score.
Contact: Charla Blake, community development coordinator, charlab@artscouncilswla.org, 337-439-2787

Decentralized Arts Funding Grants

Deadline to apply: Thursday, June 15, 2017
Funded by the Louisiana Division of the Arts Administered by the Arts Council of SWLA
Description: The Louisiana Division of the Arts grants over $120,000 on a per-parish, per-capita basis for artists, arts organizations and projects in the region.
Amount: Up to $5,000 for project assistance, and up to 25% of the previous year's operating revenue up to $5,000.
Activity Period: October 1, 2017 – September 30, 2018
Final Report Due: November 2, 2018
Notes: New online application process
Contact: Charla Blake, community development coordinator, charlab@artscouncilswla.org, 337-439-2787

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Don Felder, Best known as lead guitarist for the Eagles, will perform in Golden Nugget’s Grand Event Center on Friday, February 23 at 8:30 PM. Felder submitted “16 or 17 tracks” that resulted Read More →
The Home Builders Association (HBA) of Southwest Louisiana will hold its 27th Annual Home, Garden & Lifestyle Show February 24-25, at the Lake Charles Civic Center. The Read More →
If you love rock ‘n’ roll, you will not want to miss Joan Jett & The Blackhearts in concert on Saturday, February 24 in the Grand Event Center of Golden Nugget Lake Charles at 8:00 PM. Read More →
If you enjoy a good brew, make your way to the Historic Calcasieu Marine National Bank Building for the 4th Annual Louisiana Winter Beer Festival on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 from 1-5 p.m. This Read More →
Country singer, songwriter Randy Houser will perform in the Grand Event Center at Golden Nugget on Friday, March 2 at 8:30 PM. Houser has been nominated for multiple ACM and CMA awards. His Read More →
Traxxas Monster Truck Destruction Tour, the motorsports entertainment epicenter with the nation’s most competitive monster trucks, will be invading The Lake Charles Civic Center for two Read More →
Bell Biv DeVoe will bring their “new jack swing” sounds to the Grand Event Center on Saturday, March 3 at 8:00 PM. BBD’s debut album, Poison , was released in 1990 and reached Number Read More →
Authentic Louisiana Cajun cuisine will be on the menu at the Lake Charles Symphony’s 18th Annual Wild Beast Feast from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, at the VFW Post 2130, 5676 Lake St., Lake Read More →
TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2018 | 7 PM Benjamin W. Mount Theatre, Central School Arts & Humanities Center $20 Adults | $5 Children (under 18) | Free to McNeese and Sowela Students Read More →
THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2018 | 7 PM F.G. Bulber Auditorium, McNeese State University $20 Adults | $5 Children (under 18) | Free to McNeese and Sowela Students with current ID a Read More →
Live at the Lakefront is a free outdoor concert series hosted by the Arts Council of SWLA and the City of Lake Charles, featuring a variety of Louisiana musicians, an eclectic art market, and Read More →
Country music legend Willie Nelson will perform on Friday, March 9 at 8:30 PM in the Grand Event Center at Golden Nugget Lake Charles. Nelson rose to fame with the critical and commercial Read More →
If you're hungry for mouthwatering food, terrific music and great family fun then this is the festival for you. Taking place at the Lake Charles Civic Center, entertainers will perform gospel, Read More →
Saturday, March 10 | 3 pm | Free and open to the public | Stokes Auditorium, Hardtner Hall, McNeese State University No tickets required. First come, first served. Open to everyone. 2005 Read More →
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