Fostering Art and Culture in Acadiana.

Founded in 1975, Acadiana Center for the Arts (“AcA”) is a community-supported nonprofit organization that fosters art and culture in Acadiana. Since its founding, AcA has developed as a major force, shaping the future of public education and community development in South Louisiana.

AcA supports the creation of new works of art, exhibits, festivals, performances, and public art across an eight-parish region that includes Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, and Vermilion Parishes.

Fostering Art and Culture in Acadiana.

Founded in 1975, Acadiana Center for the Arts (“AcA”) is a community-supported nonprofit organization that fosters art and culture in Acadiana. Since its founding, AcA has developed as a major force, shaping the future of public education and community development in South Louisiana.

AcA supports the creation of new works of art, exhibits, festivals, performances, and public art across an eight-parish region that includes Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, and Vermilion Parishes.

Fostering Art and Culture in Acadiana.

Founded in 1975, Acadiana Center for the Arts (“AcA”) is a community-supported nonprofit organization that fosters art and culture in Acadiana. Since its founding, AcA has developed as a major force, shaping the future of public education and community development in South Louisiana.

AcA supports the creation of new works of art, exhibits, festivals, performances, and public art across an eight-parish region that includes Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, and Vermilion Parishes.

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Arts in Education

Ensuring equitable access to the arts

Our vision is for creativity, art, and self-expression to be integral to every child’s life in Acadiana.

Community Development

Enhancing the cultural life of the community and promoting local artists

We are the central, organizing and convening hub of arts and culture in Acadiana. AcA’s professional staff serve to support artists, musicians, creatives, and cultural organizations across the region.

Visual Arts

Serves thousands of patrons each year through more than 20 exhibitions and 6,000 square feet of world-class galleries

Our Visual Arts department actively seeks out new regional artists as well as showcases leading professionals in the global arts community. The AcA’s exhibitions are also the primary anchor of Lafayette’s monthly ArtWalk and impacts over 20,000 patrons directly.

Performing Arts

Elevated performing arts experiences

These programs put money into the local arts community and engage new audiences year-round.

News

Acadiana Cultural Health Access | Heat Safety During Festival Season

Acadiana Cultural Health Access | Heat Safety During Festival Season

By Kathy Richard, Co-Founding Director, Acadiana Cultural Health Access As Acadiana temps are predicted to continue to hit 100 again this summer, we encourage you to be mindful of the dangers of heat to yourselves and your fellow humans, particularly around festivals...

Teaching Artists | Admiring Acadiana’s tradition of culture sharing

Teaching Artists | Admiring Acadiana’s tradition of culture sharing

By Bree Sargent, Education Director, Acadiana Center for the Arts Originally published in Acadiana Profile on 06/01/2022 There are so many reasons to love you, Acadiana. I love the food and the festivals (I’ve danced my heart out at several recently). I love the...

10 Tips for Effective Grant Writing in the Arts

10 Tips for Effective Grant Writing in the Arts

Our local grant season has just kicked off with submissions opening for ArtSpark on Monday January 9th, so I thought it was a good time to talk about ways to strengthen your applications for ArtSpark as well as any external grants you’re preparing materials for. 1....

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IN MEDIAS RES: How One Story Becomes Another

IN MEDIAS RES: How One Story Becomes Another

Acadiana Center for the Arts Hosts Large Group Exhibition Featuring Artworks from Local & Regional Artists in Dialogue with the Poetry of Former Louisiana Poet Laureate Featured Artwork: Megan Barra, Woman with Guitar | Featured Poem: Megan’s Guitar, Darrell...

50 Years of BeauSoleil

50 Years of BeauSoleil

Legendary Cajun Band BeauSoleil Celebrates 50 Year Anniversary at Acadiana Center for the Arts   LAFAYETTE, LA - January 17, 2024 - BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet marks the fiftieth year of their remarkable career with two star-studded concerts at the Acadiana...

Martin Payton: Legacy of Form

Martin Payton: Legacy of Form

Acadiana Center for the Arts’ Main Gallery Exhibition Features Large Scale Steel Sculptures Celebrating Musical & Artistic Improvisation   LAFAYETTE, LA - September 1, 2023 - Acadiana Center for the Arts announces its next main gallery exhibition Martin...