Jean Breaux Award

Jean Breaux Award 2022-2023

The Jean Breaux Award 2022 – 2023 is a grant program of the AcA for high school and college students as well as non-profit organizations in the 8-parish region of Acadiana including Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, and Vermilion Parishes. This program provides financial support to practicing young artists, who are interested in enhancing their skills through participation in advanced study beyond what is available in their present school curriculum or for non-profit organizations providing artistic professional development for highschool or college students living in Acadiana. Recognized arts disciplines for this program are performing arts, visual arts, dance, folklife, literary arts, media arts, music, theater, and arts administration

Important Dates:

Funding Period: May 1, 2022 to April 30, 2023

Award: Up to $1,000

Application Deadline: April 1, 2022, submitted via the online form by 11:59 pm


Notification Date: TBC


For assistance prior to the deadline, please contact:

Gwen Richard, Community Development Director, 

Anna Kojevnikov, Community Development Manager,

Or give us a call at 337-233-7060

Eligible Applicants:


High school and college students planning to pursue a career or professional training opportunity in any of the eligible arts disciplines, or arts administration. A student must be a citizen of the United States and a resident of Louisiana living in Acadiana with an overall GPA of a “B” or higher on their high school or college transcripts.

Non-Profit Organizations

Non-profit organizations within Acadiana providing services in artistic professional development or creating new works of art involving high school and college students living in Acadiana.