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LCG’s External Agencies Arts & Culture Grant Now Open For Submission

Jul 07, 2023 02:14PM ● By Press Release

LAFAYETTE, LA - Arts and culture organizations in Lafayette Parish are encouraged to start submitting applications for Acadiana Center for the Arts (AcA) administered and Lafayette Consolidated Government (LCG) funded Arts & Culture Grant. 

Every year since 1988, AcA has administered this program, soliciting proposals from local nonprofit organizations and recommending available funding for projects and organizations through an independent panel of local experts. LCG sets the amount of funding available during its annual budgeting process. 

This year AcA and LCG will only offer grants for the year-round operations of nonprofit arts and cultural organizations. Funds can be used towards regular operations costs such as salaries, utilities, employee benefits, rent, insurance, etc. A full list of eligible expenses can be found on AcA’s website. 

AcA Executive Director Samuel Oliver said, “This change in granting means that we can more impactfully help organizations with sustaining their regular operations.” 

AcA will be hosting an online grant Information Session on Tuesday, July 11, 2023 at 11am via ZOOM. Interested parties may register for the session HERE

Find out more about funding and artist opportunities on AcA’s website at 

Important Dates To Remember:

Funding cycle: November 1 - October 5, 2023
Virtual Information Session: Tuesday, July 11 (registration required here)
Draft Application Review Deadline: emailed by 5:00pm on July 31, 2023
Application Deadline: August 14, 2023 by 4:00pm

About AcA 

As the community leader in arts and culture, the Acadiana Center for the Arts (AcA) serves to bring elevating arts experiences to the people of Acadiana through many approaches including holding public concerts, presenting art exhibitions, providing grants to artists and cultural organizations, and bringing artists into schools across the region. AcA brings equitable access to the arts through year-round education and outreach activities and aims to build a more sustainable cultural ecosystem for future generations in Acadiana.

Photo Credit: AcA Website