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Opportunities for Artists

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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.

Arts Grants for Teachers

The Arts Grants for Teachers program is funded by the Lafayette Parish School System and coordinated by Acadiana Center for the Arts.

Jean Breaux Award

The Jean Breaux Award is a grant program administered by the AcA for high school and college students as well as non-profit organizations 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!

Creative Acadiana

Learning & connection opportunities for artists in Acadiana. Creative Acadiana supports the economic growth and sustainable practices for artists, creatives, and culture bearers.


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