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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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The 4th Annual Jennie Finch World Series Softball Tournament will be held in Sulphur, LA from June 20th - 24th, 2018. Age categories are 6 & under, 8 & under, 10 & under, and 12 Read More →
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Vintage Market Days is an upscale vintage-inspired market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings consumable yummies, seasonal Read More →
Crowd favorite, Aaron Lewis, will perform at the Grand Event Center at Golden Nugget Lake Charles on Saturday, June 23 at 8 PM. Lewis' career path has been diverse. He was the lead singer for Read More →
This year’s event will showcase other jazz musicians, artists, events, and a wide variety of shrimp and other good foods. A crowd of 500 – 1000, ranging in age from infancy to the older Read More →
Lake Charles Community Band Summer Concert Series Every Monday in June The Lake Charles Community Read More →
USSSA Baseball World Series - SWLA at various locations, June 26 - July 2, 2018. See website for more information. Read More →
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The Firecracker Derby will be held at Delta Downs Racetrack and Casino Hotel, June 30, 2018. For more information Read More →
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The Firecracker Futurity will be held at Delta Downs Racetrack and Casino Hotel, July 4, 2018. For more information Read More →
The City of Lake Charles is making plans for the annual Red White Blue & You Celebration. As part of the celebration, participants and spectators are invited to join in the fun for the Read More →
Love The '90s Tour invites attendees to reminisce about the trend-setting decade with some of the most iconic, indelible names in rap and hip-hop. Audiences can expect to hear chart-topping Read More →
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