Foundation / Corporation
Shreveport Regional Arts Council (SRAC) and the Louisiana Division of the Arts (LDOA)
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Grants ranging from $1,000 to $7,500 to Northwest Louisiana nonprofit organizations, schools, and agencies for specific project assistance for a wide variety of arts and cultural related projects. Funding is intended to support programs with artistic value that meet specific community needs, and for organizational support, such as salaries, supplies, and utilities.
Decentralized Arts Funding (DAF) Program Goals
- Support arts programs and events that fulfill local community need.
- Strengthen arts organizations
- Encourage professional artists to undertake projects that have meaningful community involvement and build audiences for the arts
- Encourage a variety of public and private entities within each parish to sponsor arts and cultural activities including classical, contemporary, and traditional arts in eight artistic disciplines: dance, design arts, folklife, literature, media, music, theater, and visual arts
- Leverage additional local support for the arts
- Provide arts activities for community members who have limited arts experiences
- Provide funding for arts and cultural activities that are open to the public
- Introduce the standard grant writing practices and develop grants management skills
- Expand efforts to make the arts accessible to all parishes in Louisiana.
DAF Funding Priorities
- Must be an ART program: dance, design arts, folklife, literature, media, music, theatre, visual arts
- Demonstrate artistic merit and develop sustainable art projects and programs that will continue to enhance the region
- Reach a broad audience and deepen access to quality, interactive artistic experiences
- Promote Louisiana artists as well as artists who enhance the artistic and cultural goals of the state of Louisiana
- Currently grant funds must be used in the parish where awarded
There are two grant categories in the Decentralized Arts Funding Program: Project Assistance and Organizational Support. The grant categories are defined as:
Project Assistance provides funding for a wide variety of arts projects and programs with artistic value that meet specific community needs. Arts activities are supported within the eight recognized arts disciplines only. See Attachment in Supporting Documents below for the minimum and maximum grant amount that you may request for your parish.
Organizational Support is only available to arts organizations with 501(c)(3) status from the IRS. An arts organization is defined as one whose mission statement is to develop, promote, encourage, or present the arts to the public. Arts organizations are supported within the eight recognized disciplines only. Organizational support provides funding for operating expenses, such as salaries, supplies, and utilities of arts organizations. Up to 25% of the previous year's annual operating revenues and no more than the maximum amount set for each parish.
GrantWatch ID#: 171925
Project Assistance Grants: $1,000-$7,500 grants
The Grant Activity Period begins October 1, 2019 and ends September 30, 2020.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply online: https://www.mygovernmentonline.org/
Pam Atchison, Executive Director
Shreveport Regional Arts Council
801 Crockett St.
Shreveport, LA 71101
(318) 673-6515 FAX
Haley Deshautelle, CDC
For questions about Grants available to Artists and Organizations hosting Arts Programs, please contact Madison Poche, firstname.lastname@example.org or (318) 673-6500.
USA: Louisiana: Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Claiborne, DeSoto Lincoln, Natchitoches, Red River, Sabine, and Webster Parishes.