LCG Arts & Culture Operations Grant

This Lafayette Consolidated Government sponsored, Acadiana Center for the Arts administered, Arts and Culture Funding Program is designed to support 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.

Provides funding for operating expenses, such as salaries, contractors, 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 $7,500.

Applications are currently closed

Please direct any inquiries to:

Important Dates:

Funding Cycle: November 1, 2023 to October 5, 2024

Applications Open: Sunday, July 2, 2023

Award Information Session: Tuesday, July 11, 2023, 11:00am. Interested parties may register for the session HERE

Draft Review Deadline: Monday, July 31, 2023, 5:00pm via email to Anna or Gwen

Application Deadline: Monday, August 14, 2023, submitted via the online form by 4:00pm

Notification Date: mid-late October 2023

Eligible Applicants:

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.

Application Assistance:

It is strongly encouraged that prospective applicants contact the Community Development Department to discuss ideas prior to submitting an application.

To receive assistance prior to the application deadline please call (337) 233-7060,

or contact Anna Kojevnikov at

or Gwen Richard at


Draft Review Service:

Submitting a draft only:

At the bottom of the online form, you may select save and continue to save as a draft.

This will provide you with a link you may use to return to your form. You may also have this link emailed to your email address.

If you would like assistance with your draft application, email this link to either of the email addresses above.

NEW to 2023:

-Now only offering Operations Grants

-Grant maximum has increased to $7,500

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