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Grants

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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Our rich musical heritage continues to live on with BooZoo's Labor Day Festival. The entire family is invited to come out and celebrate the festival's 33rd year in grand style and enjoy the Read More →
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St. Theresa Bon Ton Festival is a local tradition that began over 38 years ago. We pride ourselves in being family friendly. We offer something for everyone! There is a wide variety of Read More →
Saturday 1:30 pm, 4:30 pm, 7:30 pm Sunday 1:00 pm, 3:30 pm, 6:00 pm THE ELEPHANTS ARE BACK! In the All New 3 Rings! This year’s production is packed with breathtaking Read More →
McNeese Cowboys vs. Nicholls State University - Time TBA at Cowboy Stadium Read More →
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Gallery Promenade, the Arts Council of SWLA’s annual gallery and museum showcase, returns Friday, September 28th, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Select galleries, art spaces, and businesses from across Read More →
The Lost Hollows, a locally owned and family-operated attraction, is the largest and most terrifying outdoor haunt in Lake Charles, Louisiana! The fright-filled trail is open every Friday and Read More →
In the Grand Event Center Tickets go on sale Friday, June 29, 2018 @ 10am Vince Neil , the legendary front man of Motley Crue is an international Read More →
September 29 & 30, at the Lake Charles Civic Center, the Habibi Shrine Circus will return! The Shrine Circus is the only Circus with a purpose!! Show times are on Saturday at 10 am, Read More →
Join Westlake for its annual picnic for the city. It is called La Ville Uni (French for the City United ) The event will take place on Read More →
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