NEW…The AcA will accept completed LCG Arts and Culture 2020-2021 applications and supplementals (attached separately) via email on Friday, August 21, 2020, submitted no later than 4 PM online to Please be sure to mark your email as “important” and include a “return receipt”. Please do not mail in your application. However, because original signatures are still required with all grants documents for LCG, applicants must send original signed/signature page only in the mail to: 

Acadiana Center for the Arts
Community Development Department
101 West Vermilion St.
Lafayette, Louisiana 70501
In addition, current LCG-AC 2019-2020 Final Reports are to be submitted with attached receipts in the manner described above.. 
For more information, please contact Gwen Richard at

This Lafayette Consolidated Government sponsored, Acadiana Center for the Arts administered, Arts and Culture Funding Program is designed to support arts projects and the operations of arts and culture organizations that will significantly enhance the arts and cultural life of the community, while promoting local artists and the arts in Lafayette Parish.

Eligible applicants are non-profit arts and culture organizations based in Lafayette Parish, whose purpose is to develop, promote, encourage and/or present arts and culture to the public. An organization may submit one application for each of the two categories.

This is a competitive program and an application may or may not be funded, depending on the number of applicants, the amount of award money available, and the application score based on the evaluation criteria. The acceptance of an application does not intend to imply that it will be automatically funded.

The current funding period is November 1, 2020 – October 5, 2021
Application Deadline: August 21, 2020 by 4:00pm




Provides funding for a wide variety of arts projects and programs with artistic value that meet specific community needs.


Provides funding for operating expenses, such as salaries, supplies, and utilities, of arts organizations with 501(c)(3) status from the IRS. Up to 25% of the previous year’s annual operating revenues and no more than $5,000.

Attend a FREE Virtual Grant Application Assistance Workshop on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 10:00 am via WebEx.

Arts and Culture Grant Writing Workshop

Hosted by Nick Clardy

Wednesday, Jul 22, 2020 10:00 am | 2 hours | (UTC-05:00) Central Time (US & Canada)

Meeting number: 160 560 3441

Password: h93PsVpugx6

Join by phone

+1-415-655-0001 US Toll

Access code: 160 560 344

For more information or to receive technical assistance with the application, prior to the submission deadline, contact Gwen Richard, Community Development Director for the Acadiana Center for the Arts at 337.233.7060 ext. 227 or