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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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The public tastes from every pot of chicken and sausage, seafood or wild game gumbo in a hot contest of more than 60 teams on Saturday, February 25, at the Lake Charles Civic Center Exhibition Read More →
Mardi Gras in Southwest Louisiana is a family-friendly festival and even has an entire day devoted to kids! Children’s Day, a free event open to children ages 3 to 11, combines Mardi Gras fun Read More →
A purple, green and gold parade in Lake Charles for the young and young at heart. Parade Routes All parade Read More →
Be dazzled by the glowing boat parade on shimmering Lake Charles. Read More →
Pots and pots of traditional Louisiana cuisine ready to be sampled, all for a $10 admission fee. Sponsored by Kroger. img Read More →
The Cinderella night of Mardi Gras manifests on Lundi Gras, Monday, February 27 at 7 p.m. with a lavish promenade of more than 60 krewes’ royalty in extravagant, glittering costumes before Read More →
Catch a chicken at the 38th annual Mardi Gras Run on Tuesday, February 28 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 503 E Highway 90, in the town of Iowa. Doors open at 8 a.m., the Mardi Gras floats Read More →
In conjunction with Seven Slots Society, jeep lovers unite to roll down Ryan Street in this jammin' jeep parade. To participate, visit a Read More →
Downtown-Midtown Lake Charles - parade rolls at 5 p.m. Hundreds of elaborate krewe floats, costumes, beads and more wind through the city in the culmination of the Fat Tuesday Read More →
Downtown-Midtown Lake Charles. Hot rods, classics and motorcycles. Starting at 3pm Parade Routes style="margin-right: Read More →
Area groups strut their Mardi Gras spirit down Ryan Street to the tunes of Mardi Gras music in this walking parade. This is Lake Charles' first walking parade! style="font-size: Read More →
Parents looking for a family-friendly option this Mardi Gras are invited to bring their kids to “The Zone” presented by the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury. This 9 th annual event will Read More →
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