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Submit an Exhibition Proposal

Are you a practicing artist interested in showing your work at Acadiana Center for the Arts?

We’re happy to offer the opportunity to submit your exhibition proposal for consideration.

Visual artists working in any medium are encouraged to apply.

Applications are open year-round and reviewed on a quarterly basis

Creative Acadiana

Are you a creative practitioner who has a special skill you’d like to share with other practitioners? 

We’re looking for members of our creative community to host workshops at Acadiana Center for the Arts as part of the Creative Acadiana series.

Jean Breaux Award

The Jean Breaux Award is a grant program administered by the AcA for high school and college students in the 8-parish region of Acadiana including Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, and Vermilion Parishes.

Teaching Artist Program

The Teaching Artist Program provides the opportunity for students to experience a broad range of art forms and innovative arts activities right in their classroom! Music, dance, creative writing, visual arts, storytelling and folk arts are examples of some of the art forms students can experience in this program. Sessions are designed and led by a local Teaching Artist. Lafayette Parish and St. Landry Parish public schools have the opportunity to invite an AcA Teaching Artist to their classroom and experience the arts as powerful teaching, learning and motivation tools!

Courtney Granger Memorial Award

The Courtney Granger Award provides young musicians in Acadiana an opportunity to apply for financial assistance to attend local and national camps for traditional music, provide mentors for private and small group music lessons, and instruments or instrument repairs to aspiring traditional musicians — all opportunities that were so very important to Courtney.


The ArtBox Public Art Initiative is a project aimed at transforming traffic boxes around Lafayette into beautiful pieces of public art.


Together, the Acadiana Center for the Arts and Lafayette Economic Development Authority 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.

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