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:


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