Photo by Brenda LaFleur

The Arts and Humanities Council of Southwest Louisiana serves as a regranting agency for cultural funds provided by the Louisiana Division of the Arts, the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury, Visit Lake Charles (the Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau), and the City of Lake Charles.

The Arts and Humanities Council funds projects and arts organizations in the following parishes through the Louisiana Project Grants (LPG) program: Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, and Jefferson Davis. Visit the LPG grant webpage for more information. Several workshops take place in Region 5 (sometime in May or June) prior to this grant’s application close date. We encourage you to call us at (337) 439-2787 for the date and location that best suits your organization.

Projects that occur inside Calcasieu Parish are eligible for the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury (CPPJ) Arts Grant funding. The funding is for projects only; Calcasieu Parish Police Jury does not fund organizational support requests. The application deadline is mid–February. Visit the CPPJ grant webpage for more information.

The Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) Visit Lake Charles funds the Tourism Marketing Initiative (TMI) grant. Marketing and Tourism grants Applications are due in late April. The grant is aimed at assisting in with advertising and marketing your projects and the Southwest Louisiana area. Organizations domiciled in Calcasieu Parish are eligible. Visit the TMI grant webpage for more information.

The Lake Charles Partnership (LCP) grant is for projects and art organizations inside the City of Lake Charles. This project or organizational support grant is due early in January. Visit the LCP grant webpage for more information.

The staff of the Arts and Humanities Council is available for technical assistance prior to grant deadlines. Applicants may request help designing a successful project, selecting artists to participate in the project, and completing the application form. Email Jordan at [email protected] for assistance.

All of the grant programs are competitive. Applications may be fully funded, partially funded, or not funded based on the number and quality of applications received and available funds. Grant awards are made based on a panel review process. The Arts and Humanities Council welcomes panelist nominations from all parts of region 5. Please email nominations to Jordan at [email protected]org.