Together, the Acadiana Center for the Arts and Lafayette Economic Development Authority offer ArtSpark, an Individual Artist Funding Program. The purpose of ArtSpark is to directly support artists in Acadiana, especially those with otherwise limited opportunities, to expand their bodies of work as a professional and offer outreach to the community. These awards offer assistance to emerging, mid-career, and mature artists for specific, short-term projects.

Funding Period: April 1, 2021 to December 1, 2021

Request: Minimum $1,000 to Maximum $5,000

Application Assistance Workshops: Join us for an informational Zoom session. During this session, AcA staff will review the ArtSpark program guidelines and application process and lead a Q & A session with attendees.

January 26, 2021 | 5:00 pm | Register here

January 28, 2021 | 10:00 am | Register here

Application Deadline: March 5, 2021, submitted online by 4:30 pm.
Applications must be typed on this official online form. Handwritten, faxed or emailed applications are ineligible.  You may submit only one (1) grant application.

Mandatory Compliance Meetings (if funded): April 12, 2021, 10:30 am or 5:30 pm.

Opportunity Machine (OM) Meetings will take place in April 2021, you will be notified of the time, date, and location.

Please read ArtSpark 2021 Guidelines and all questions before completing your application.

To receive assistance prior to the application deadline, contact

Anna Kojevnikov at
Gwen Richard
or call 337-233-7060.

Applications are currently Closed. Please direct any inquiries to: