Community Resources

We want to help you bring arts to your community.

We invest in arts-based projects that significantly enhance the cultural life of the community and promote local artists. In this role, we provide direct support for artists, festivals, and cultural organizations in our eight-parish region. The AcA strives to support artists in meeting their full potential and help them develop professional careers through advocacy at the local, state-wide, and national levels.

Looking for an arts organization near you?

Looking for funding for a project?

We have several grant opportunities that will help you fund arts projects in your community. Regardless if you are an artist, educator, school or nonprofit, we have grant programs that can help. 

Artist Opportunities

Are you trying to give deeper into the arts industry? We have a few options that will give you experience. 

Become a Preparator
Learn from our curators by becoming an exhibit preparator. Preparators get galleries set up for upcoming exhibits. 

Exhibit Your Work
We’re home to seven exhibit spaces. If you’re interested in being considered for an exhibition, we’d love to review your work.

Become a Teaching Artist
We run two programs that put artists into our schools as art teachers. Learn more and apply for our teaching artist programs.

Design an ArtBox                        The ArtBox Public Art Initiative is a project aimed at transforming traffic boxes around Lafayette into beautiful pieces of public art.

Outreach Programs

One of our goals is to make the arts more accessible in our region. Both of these programs help make that possible.

Silent Seats

Silent Seats is an ongoing outreach program that provides enrichment, education and entertainment opportunities for under privileged and underserved youth who lack the economic means and awareness to independently access high quality performing arts events.

Since its inception, we have identified Silent Seats Partners – individuals, organizations, foundations, and corporations – to sponsor this program. In turn, AcA manages the distribution of tickets through social service programs, school administrators, and, in some cases, to parents whose financial resources limit their ability to purchase tickets for their children to attend performance events. Through the generosity of Silent Seats partners, approximately 150 tickets are distributed to specific recipients each presenting season.

Play It Again

Play It Again is an instrument recycling program that was created to give the gift of music to students in Acadiana. With generous support from Uniglobe Associated Travel and Lafayette Music, AcA is able to collect old instruments that are no longer being used and repair them so they can be gifted to band programs in Acadiana public schools. The revival of donated instruments gives the gift of music to worthy students that would otherwise be denied the opportunity to participate in music education.

Do you have an instrument to donate?

We are currently seeking various instruments, ranging from flutes to violins to trumpets. If you have an instrument that is not being used and is of relatively decent condition, Play It Again drop off locations will be able to recieve instruments.

*All donations are tax-deductible and all donors receive written documentation of their gifts.

Thank You To Our Sponsors

Drop Off Locations

Acadiana Center for the Arts

101 W. Vermilion St.
Lafayette, LA 70501

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