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2019/2020 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 2020 (Deadline in 2019 was Jan. 18)
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 2020 - March 2021
Final Report Due: May 2021
Contact: Robin Abshire, community development coordinator, robina@artscouncilswla.org, 337-439-2787

Calcasieu Parish Police Jury Arts Funding Grant

Deadline to apply: February 2020 (Deadline in 2019 was Feb. 15)
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 2020 – March 2021
Final Report Due: April 2021
Notes: Bonus points are available which increase the application's panel score.
Contact: Robin Abshire, community development coordinator,robina@artscouncilswla.org, 337-439-27877

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

Deadline to apply: May 10, 2019 at 5pm
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 2019 - June 2020
Final Report Due: July 2020
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: July 12, 2019 (application will be available May 1-July 12 - due by 5 p.m.)
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 2019 – September 30, 2020
Final Report Due: October 2020
Notes: New online application process
Contact: Robin Abshire, community development coordinator, robina@artscouncilswla.org, 337-439-2787

Louisiana Office of Tourism's Competitive Grant Program - Marketing Grants

Deadline to apply: April 2020
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 2020 - June 2021
Final Report Due: Due 45 days after the event.
Contact: Lynne Coxwell, Louisiana Office of Tourism, 225-342-2876 or lcoxwell@crt.la.gov

View more grants from the Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism.