Jean Breaux Award

Jean Breaux Award 2021-2022

The Jean Breaux Award 2021-2022 is a grant program of the AcA for high school and college students as well as non-profit organizations in 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. Recognized arts disciplines for this program are performing arts, visual arts, dance, folklife, literary arts, media arts, music, theater, and arts administration.

Funding Period: May 1, 2021 to April 30, 2022

Request: Up to a Maximum of $1,000

Application Deadline Extended: April 30, 2021, by 4:30pm

All applications must be completed and submitted through the application form below.

Eligible Applicants:

STUDENTS

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.

  • Download Guidelines

  • Jean Breaux 2021- 2022 Guidelines
  • ONLINE APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED: April 30, 2021, 4:30 pm

    All applications must be completed and submitted online to the Acadiana Center for the Arts using this online form by 4:30 pm CT April 30, 2021. Hand delivered, mailed or emailed applications are ineligible and will not be accepted.
  • PLEASE NOTE: This is not a scholarship program to pay for high school or college classes/courses, tuition or school supplies/books. Please read the Jean Breaux Award 2021-2022 Guidelines for more information before beginning this application.

    For assistance and questions, contact Community Development Director Gwen Richard at Gwen@AcadianaCenterfortheArts.org or 337-233-7060 ex 227.
  • APPLICANT INFORMATION

  • Range: up to $1,000 | See guidelines for more information.

    Jean Breaux Award 2021-2022 - May 1, 2021 to April 30, 2022

    (total request here must match total requested on the budget)
    Please enter a number from 1 to 1000.
  • Or
  • Narrative Questions

    Using the spaces provided below, answer the following narrative questions to the best of your ability.
  • WHAT is the art activity/project/performance/workshop, etc. for which you are requesting funding, during the granting period of May 1, 2021 to April 30, 2022?

    WHO is the person(s) or non-profit organization providing classes, seminars, workshops, special initiative art projects, etc.?

    WHEN will your activity/project/performance/workshop, etc. take place? Provide beginning and ending date(s), month/day/year. TBA - To Be Announced is not acceptable.

    WHERE will your activity/project/performance/workshop, etc. take place? Provide name (if organization), location, address, city and state.

    WHY are you interested in doing this particular activity/project/performance/workshop, etc., how will it benefit you as an artist?
  • 2.UPLOAD SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS

    At least three samples of your artwork, for example CDs, photos, videos, brochures, posters, writing samples etc. here.
  • Provide Title of Artwork with a brief description
  • Provide Title of Artwork with a brief description
  • Provide Title of Artwork with a brief description
  • YOUR BUDGET REQUEST

    Explanation of expenses for the activity/project/performance/workshop etc. for which you are requesting funding.
  • (fees to attend workshops, professional development, seminars etc.)
    Please enter a number from 0 to 1000.
  • (payment to other artist(s) providing individual arts educational opportunities, private lessons or services)
    Please enter a number from 0 to 1000.
  • (refers to the cost to rent a facility, exhibit or performance venue for your performance, activity, etc.)
    Please enter a number from 0 to 1000.
  • (refers to the cost of travel for outside professional services, lodging, and travel for services outside the local area)
    Please enter a number from 0 to 1000.
  • (refers to the cost of items that are needed to produce or create the project, such as fabric, paints, paper, etc.)
    Please enter a number from 0 to 1000.
  • (refers to an expense not listed under any other category above) Eligibility for this expense will determined by the committee.
    Please enter a number from 0 to 1000.
  • (represents all proposed costs requested from items 1-6, may not exceed $1,000)
  • Realizing this grant may not cover all cost associated with your activity/project/performance/workshop, etc., provide a list of other sources for this endeavor.
  • 3. List any honors, awards, or distinctions received, (whether you are an individual artist, or non-profit organization).

  • 4. List your service to community, church, or non-profit organizations, for example, volunteer work, etc., (whether you are an individual artist or a non-profit organization).

  • 5. Briefly discuss your future plans in relation to the arts, (whether you are an individual artist or non-profit organization).

  • Your Artistic Discipline

    Listed below are eligible/recognized artistic disciplines for this program. Please check the primary artistic discipline(s) of the applicant.
  • PLEASE UPLOAD THE FOLLOWING WITH YOUR APPLICATION

    • If you are a student, you must upload a school transcript and a resume

    • Student applicants under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian sign this application giving permission for participation. All applicants (students and non-profits) must upload three letters of recommendation (from teachers, professors, business professionals, etc.). No family references please

    • Non-profit organizations must provide Articles of Incorporation, Secretary of State Certificate, or IRS letter determining nonprofit tax exemption under section 501(c) of the Federal Tax Code, plus the President of the organization must sign the application
  • Drop files here or
  • Applying does not guarantee that you will receive funding, as this is a competitive grants program. Please check your final application carefully, as an incomplete form may cause your application to be ineligible. Remember to keep a copy of your application and all attachments for your files.
  • Signature

    Your signature is required and indicates that you have read the above “ASSURANCES” and agree to the conditions. Your signature also grants permission to the members of the Jean Beaux Award Committee and AcA Staff the right to review your application, transcript, and recommendation letters.
  • Your signature is required and indicates that as the signer, you have read the above and agree to all conditions. The application with the signature constitutes a legal document.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.