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, 2020 to December 1, 2020

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

Application Assistance Workshops:
January 23, 2020, 10:00 am or
January 23, 2020, 5:30 pm at
the Acadiana Center for the Arts,
101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette, LA 70501.

Application Deadline: March 6, 2020, 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 1, 2020, 10:30 am or 5:30 pm at the AcA. Opportunity Machine (OM) Meetings will take place in April of 2020; you will be notified of the time, date, and location.

Please read ArtSpark 2020 Guidelines and all questions before completing your application. To receive assistance prior to the application deadline, contact Paige Krause at or Gwen Richard or call 337-233-7060.

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