Grants | Division of the Arts

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The Louisiana Division of the Arts statewide grant programs provide key investments for the creation of art and the creation of and participation in arts programs and arts projects. 

Louisiana Project Grants

*The Louisiana Project Grants program has been postponed until next year (FY22).  This year's funding (FY21) is being redirected to better serve the needs of our creative communities resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. You can also visit the Creative Relief Louisiana page for a listing of other resources.*

Here is a snapshot of the organizations the Division of the Arts has been able to assist with CARES Act grants to so far:

CARES Funding Allocation

We have made some significant changes to the long standing Decentralized Arts Funding or DAF program. Watch this brief video for an introduction to the Louisiana Project Grants program.


General Operating Support

This program supports nonprofit 501(c)3 arts organizations that help to create, present and preserve the various unique arts resources that make up Louisiana by providing general operating support.

Grant Panels

To strive for an evaluation of grant applications founded on diversity, equity and inclusion as well as knowledge and best practicies, the Division of the Arts is committed to a system of peer-panel review. 

Contact Erica Anderson at or (225) 342-8175 with any questions.

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