Jean Breaux Award

The Jean Breaux Award is a grant program of 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.

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.


Applications for the Jean Breaux Award are now closed.

Please direct any inquiries to:

If your proposed activities fall into the Traditional Cajun music discipline, please head to the Courtney Granger Memorial Award page.

Important Dates:

Funding Cycle: May 1, 2024 to April 30, 2025

Applications Open: February 26, 2024

Application Deadline: March 29, 2024 submitted via the online form by 4:30pm

Notification Date: Week of April 29, 2024

Award Amount: Up to $1,000


For assistance prior to the deadline, please contact:

Gwen Richard, Community Development Director,

Anna Kojevnikov, Community Development Manager,

Or give us a call at 337-233-7060


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. Preference will be given to students who have an overall GPA of a “B” or higher on their high school or college transcripts.