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Grants

2016 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 8, 2016   DEADLINE PASSED
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, 2016 - March 31, 2017
Final Report Due: May 5, 2017
Contact: Charla Blake, community development coordinator, charlab@artscouncilswla.org, 337-439-2787

Calcasieu Parish Police Jury Arts Funding Grant

Deadline to apply:  Friday, February 19, 2016  DEADLINE PASSED
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, 2016 – March 31, 2017
Final Report Due: May 5, 2017
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: March 18, 2016 DEADLINE PASSED
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, 2016 – June 30, 2017.
Final Report Due: Due 45 days after the event.
Contact: Judy Halloran, Louisiana Office of Tourism, 225-342-8121 or jhalloran@crt.la.gov

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

Deadline to apply: Friday, April 22, 2016 DEADLINE PASSED
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.
Amount: Up to $2,000
Activity Period: June 15, 2016 – June 14, 2017
Final Report Due: July 31, 2017
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: Friday, July 8, 2016 DEADLINE PASSED
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, 2016 – September 30, 2017
Final Report Due: November 2, 2017
Notes: Workshops on the DAF grant process will be offered through the five parish region during June 2015 but are not mandatory.
Contact: Charla Blake, community development coordinator, charlab@artscouncilswla.org, 337-439-2787

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We will have a weekend full of 100's nice show vehicles, antique and classics vehicles inside Coliseum. Saturday is a full day show with all pre-85, Corvette, Camaro, Mustang, Charger, Read More →
Anyone who likes to eat, dance, and have fun will enjoy this festival. Calca-Chew Food Festival is an alcohol free festival centered around our French Heritage. Everything about the festival Read More →
Country music artist John Michael Montgomery will perform in the Grand Event Center at Golden Nugget Lake Charles on Friday, September 30 at 8:30 PM. Montgomery began his career singing with Read More →
Shuttle lines start at 6:00pm, shuttles depart at 6:30pm Begin your terrifying Halloween journey with a hayride at The Lost Hollows! After traveling to the creepiest woods in Read More →
On October 1st and 2nd, 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 →
McNeese State University vs. Nicholls State University Read More →
Calcasieu residents are invited to three family-friendly movies at Prien Lake Park and one movie at Mallard Junction Park, when Movies Under the Stars returns this October. The silver screen Read More →
The Lake Charles Film Festival is an annual event founded to bring the very best of independent film and video to Calcasieu Parish. It was also founded to spotlight and award the achievements Read More →
Cheech and Chong will perform on Saturday, October 8:00 PM in the Grand Event Center of Golden Nugget Lake Charles. The Grammy-award winning comedy duo, Richard "Cheech" Marin and Tommy Chong, Read More →
Join Westlake for its annual picnic for the city. It is called La Ville Uni (French for the City United ) Read More →
Fine wines and culinary treats are in store for those attending the Rouge et Blanc event to be held Saturday, Oct. 8 set on the beautiful campus of McNeese State University. More than 200 Read More →
Crafts, door prizes and food vendors will be in abundance. No festival would be complete without exciting activities, rides and games for spry youngsters and of course, Gumbeaux Gator. The Read More →
The first concert of the season will present a side-by-side concert of the Lake Charles Symphony and the Francis G. Bulber Youth Orchestra performing Peter and the Wolf followed by Beethoven’s Read More →
The Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana CVB is proud to announce Community Professional Development Sessions for "Smarter Time Management" as well as "Visual Communication through Social Media" Read More →
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