The Louisiana Division of the Arts Decentralized Arts Funding Grant, initiated in 1994 and administered in cooperation with local arts agencies throughout the state, makes the arts available in all areas of the state by giving people in each parish the opportunity to develop arts programs that meet their local needs. The grant program allocates funds on a per-capita basis to all 64 parishes in the state. These funds will be granted to applicant organizations in the parish which received the allocation. Applicants compete only against other organizations and individuals within their parish.
The Arts Council serves as a re-granting agency for funds provided by the Louisiana Division of the Arts. The Arts Council funds projects and arts organizations in the following parishes through the Decentralized Arts Funding (DAF) program: Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, and Jefferson Davis.
FY 2014-2015 Grant Timeline (Current Grant Cycle):
October 1, 2014: DAF Grant activity period begins.
September 30, 2015: DAF Grant activity period ends.
October 31, 2015: Hard deadline for final reports.
FY 2015-2016 (Upcoming Grant Cycle):
May 15, 2015: Guidelines and applications become available online.
June 30, 2015: Applications due in Arts Council office by 5pm (not postmarked).
July 22, 2015: Grant panel for Calcasieu applications at 9am at Central School.
July 23, 2015: Grant panel for neighboring parishes applications at 9am at Central School.
October 1, 2015: Grant activity period begins.
September 30, 2016: Grant activity period ends.
October 31, 2016: Hard deadline for final reports.
FORMS: If you need a document in an older format of Word, call 439-2787.
Fiscal Year 2014-2015 (Current Grant Cycle)
Final Report Instructions: Final Report Instructions, 2014-2015
Final Report, Project Assistance: DAF Final Report, Project Assistance 2014-2015
Final Report, Organizational Support: DAF Final Report Organizational Support 2014-2015
Grant Guidelines: DAF Guidelines, FY2014-2015
DAF Grant Workshop Notes: DAF Grant Workshop Notes
Attachments A, B, C: Attachments A, B, & C, FY2014-2015
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