Together, the Acadiana Center for the Arts (AcA) and Lafayette Economic Development Authority (LEDA) 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.
For each granting cycle, Acadiana Center for the Arts and Opportunity Machine (an entrepreneurial development program) host an Application Assistance Workshop. Participants are highly encouraged to attend in order to learn more about the ArtSpark application process, how to write an effective application, and how to complete a successful budget outline. This is a great opportunity to have questions answered prior to completing the application.
Application Deadline: February 28, 2019 (UPDATED)