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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: January 19, 2018
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 4, 2018
Contact: Robin Abshire, community development coordinator, robina@artscouncilswla.org, 337-439-2787

Calcasieu Parish Police Jury Arts Funding Grant

Deadline to apply:  February 16, 2018
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: April 30, 2019
Notes: Bonus points are available which increase the application's panel score.
Contact: Robin Abshire, community development coordinator,robina@artscouncilswla.org, 337-439-27877

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: May 11, 2018
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: TBA
Final Report Due: TBA
Notes: Bonus points are available which increase the application's panel score.
Contact: Robin Abshire, community development coordinator, robina@artscouncilswla.org, 337-439-2787

Decentralized Arts Funding Grants

Deadline to apply: May 31, 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: October 31, 2018
Notes: New online application process
Contact: Robin Abshire, community development coordinator, robina@artscouncilswla.org, 337-439-2787

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THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 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 →
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Multi-Grammy award winner, George Benson will bring his smooth jazz/R&B style to the Golden Nugget’s Grand Event Center on Friday, April 27 at 8:30 PM. Raised in Pittsburgh, Benson was Read More →
Each year on the last Friday in April, the Arts Council of SWLA and the City of Lake Charles brings Spring Art Walk to downtown Lake Charles. This free event concentrates the Lake Area arts Read More →
Get ready to enjoy four fantastic movies on Fridays this month during “Movies Under the Stars.” Movies start at sundown - close to 8 p.m. - but get there early to get a good seat. Read More →
SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2018 | 3 PM Stokes Auditorium, Hartdner Hall, McNeese State University FREE and open to the public (no tickets. first come, first served.) 2016 Read More →
Sponsorship Opportunities are now open for CHRISTUS St. Patrick’s sixth annual Dragon Boat Race, scheduled for Saturday, April 28, 2018. Each dragon boat will have 22 people Read More →
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ABOUT THE BAND Amanda’s fiddle continues to make wonderful melodies as she holds a firm place in music history in a city that delivers harmony like no other. Between the release Good Read More →
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