The Lake Charles Partnership Grant Program provides funding for arts and cultural projects and organizations in the City of Lake Charles.

Who is eligible to apply?

Funded annually by the City of Lake Charles, applicants compete only with other organizations in the Lake Charles area, so decisions about cultural priorities are made locally

Timeline for Fiscal Year 2024-2025 (Current Grant Cycle)

January 8, 2024

Applications & Guidelines Become Available Online


January 8, 2024
February 16, 2024

Grant Applications Due

Due via email to ericab@artscouncilswla.org

February 16, 2024
March 1, 2024

Grant Panel Review Session

Date subject to change

March 1, 2024
April 1, 2024

Grant Activity Begins

April 1, 2024
March 31, 2025

Grant Activity Ends

March 31, 2025
May 1, 2025

Final Report Deadline

Hard deadline for submitting final reports OR 30 days after project ends, whichever comes first

May 1, 2025



Applicants applying for assistance with a project must hold that project in Lake Charles. Applicants applying for organizational support must be domiciled in Lake Charles.

Project Assistance ($500-$3,000) – Provides funding for a specific project on one or more single or recurring dates.

Organizational Support (Up to $3,000) – Provides funding for operational expenses such as salaries, supplies, utilities, and marketing of arts organizations with 501(c)(3) status from the IRS.

After the February 16, 2024 deadline, the Arts & Humanities Council recieves the application, determines that the applicant and the proposal are eligible for funding, and that the application complies with grant guidelines. A community review panel reflecting the area’s ethnic, demographic, and geographic diversity and the artistic and administrative expertise needed to evaluate applications will then be convened to review the applications.

Final Reports for Fiscal Year 2024-2025 (Current Grant Cycle)

Other Forms

Timeline for Fiscal Year 2023-2024 (Previous Grant Cycle)

January 20, 2023 – Applications and Guidelines become available online.

February 10, 2023 – Grant Applications due via email by 5 pm.

February 24, 2023 – Grant Panel Review Session at 10 am at Central School (subject to change).

April 1, 2023 – Grant Activity Period Begins.

March 31, 2024 – Grant Activity Ends.

May 1, 2024 Hard Deadline for submitting final reports or 30 days after project ends, whichever comes first.

Final Reports for Fiscal Year 2023-2024 (Previous Grant Cycle)

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