The Louisiana Division of the Arts Decentralized Arts Funding Grant, initiated in 1994 and administered in cooperation with local arts agencies throughout the state, makes the arts available in all areas of the state by giving people in each parish the opportunity to develop arts programs that meet their local needs. The grant program allocates funds on a per-capita basis to all 64 parishes in the state.  These funds will be granted to applicant organizations in the parish which received the allocation.  Applicants compete only against other organizations and individuals within their parish. The Arts Council serves as a re-granting agency for funds provided by the Louisiana Division of the Arts.  The Arts Council funds projects and arts organizations in the following parishes through the Decentralized Arts Funding (DAF) program: Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, and Jefferson Davis.

TIMELINE: FY2017-2018 Grant Timeline (Upcoming Grant Cycle)

  • April 15, 2017: Application and Guidelines become available online
  • May 31, 2017: Last day to have draft grant application reviewed by Arts Council
  • June 15: Applications due in Arts Council office by 5pm (not postmarked).
  • August 23, 2017: Calcasieu Parish Grant Panel Review Session at Central School, 10am
  • August 24, 2016: Ancillary Parish Grant Panel Review Session at Central School, 10am
  • October 1, 2017: Grant Activity Period Begins
  • September 30, 2018: Grant Activity Period Ends
  • October 31, 2018: ALL Final Reports are due 30 days after project ends or by October 31, 2018; which ever comes first.

FISCAL YEAR 2017-2018 (Upcoming Grant Cycle)

WORKSHOPS:

  • Beauregard Parish – Beauregard Parish Library, Monday, May 15, 2017, 10AM
  • Cameron Parish – Cameron Parish School Board, Tuesday, May 16,2017, 1PM
  • Allen Parish – Allen Parish Library, Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 10AM
  • Jefferson Davis Parish – Jefferson Davis Paris Libraries, Thursday, May 18, 2017, 2PM
  • Calcasieu Parish – Central School, Friday, May 19, 2017, 10AM

FY 2015-2016 (Past Grant Cycle):

  • Final Report Instructions-Organizational Support: Final Report Instructions,
  • 2015-2016 Organizational Support Final Report-Organizational Support: 
  • DAF Final Report Organizational Support 2014-2015 Final Report Instructions-Project Assistance: 
  • Final Report Instructions, 2015-2016 Project Assistance Final Report-Project Assistance: 
  • DAF Final Report, Project Assistance

2015-2016 TIMELINE: FY 2015-2016 Grant Timeline (Past Grant Cycle):

  • May 1, 2015: Applications live online.
  • June 30, 2015: Applications due in Arts Council office by 5pm (not postmarked).
  • July 22, 2015: Grant panel for Calcasieu applications at 9am at Central School.
  • July 23, 2015: Grant panel for neighboring parishes applications at 9am at Central School.
  • October 1, 2015: Grant Agreement documents due.
  • October 1, 2015: Grant activity period begins. September 30, 2016: Grant activity period ends.
  • October 31, 2016: Hard deadline for final reports.

TIMELINE: FY2016-2017 Grant Timeline (Current Grant Cycle)

  • May 1, 2016: Application and Guidelines become available online
  • July 8, 2016: Applications due in Arts Council office by 5pm (not postmarked).
  • August 24, 2016: Calcasieu Parish Grant Panel Review Session at Central School, 9am
  • August 25, 2016: Ancillary Parish Grant Panel Review Session at Central School, 9am
  • October 1, 2016: Grant Activity Period Begins
  • September 30, 2017: Grant Activity Period Ends

FISCAL YEAR 2016-2017 (Current Grant Cycle)

WORKSHOPS:

  • Beauregard Parish – Beauregard Parish Library, Friday, June 10, 10AM
  • Cameron Parish – Cameron Parish School Board, Monday, June 13, 1PM
  • Allen Parish – Allen Parish Library, Tuesday, June 14, 10AM
  • Jefferson Davis Parish – Jefferson Davis Paris Libraries, Wednesday, June 15, 2PM
  • Calcasieu Parish – Central School, Thursday, June 16, 10AM

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