Strategic Plan
2014-15 through 2018-19


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Division of the Arts

Louisiana Division of the Arts (LDOA) is a program of the Office of Cultural Development, an agency within the Department of Culture Recreation and Tourism and the Office of the Lt. Governor.  LDOA is charged with the maintenance of our state's valuable artistic assets, and has served the state's arts community since its inception in 1977.

Through our history, one of the primary roles of the LDOA has been as grant maker. Financial resources are defined for strategic purposes that work towards advancing the field and providing a public benefit to the residents of our state. Our grants 'investment' also assists in workforce development, and supports the infrastructure of Louisiana's cultural industries. LDOA receives funds from the Louisiana State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Division of the Arts provides programs, services and support to the fields of arts-in-education, folklife, individual artists, and cultural organizations. We act as an information clearinghouse for arts and cultural activities, coordinate statewide convenings, work toward economic development and measure economic impact of arts and cultural activities. The Division of the Arts administers the Percent for Art program, manages the State Art Collection, and partners with state and regional entities through programs like our Decentralized Arts Fund (DAF).

View our current strategic plan (here)


Public Art Walking Tour  

 The Office of Cultural Development/Division of the Arts is pleased to offer our new, downloadable Public Art Walking Tour and map of Capital Park and Downtown Baton Rouge.  This tour presents historic information and background on artists that have created public works of art and selections from the Louisiana Percent for Art program. Free, printed versions of these maps are offered in the lobby of Capitol Park Museum, one of the locations on the tour.                  

General Operating Support - Formerly Stabilization Grant Now Available  


The Stabilization Grant Program is now the General Operating Support Grant Program.

Application Due Date:  March 15, 2016

The deadline for submitting grant applications is Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 5:00 pm CT.  Please visit the Louisiana Division of the Arts website at http://www.crt.state.la.us/cultural-development/arts/grants/index to view the grant guidelines and access the online application system.  General Operating Support grants are for two years of funding.  Applications are now accepted every other year.  

The grant application is available in a new online grant application system: GO.  Click on the following link to access the grant application system:  https://louisiana.culturegrants.org/



Percent for Art Program - Call To Artists  

Nicholls State University: Large Scale Sculpture or Sculptural Installation

BUDGET: $70,000 (see call for details)
DEADLINE: March 15, 2016

The Percent for Art Program is seeking artists or artist teams to design and implement a site-specific, large-scale sculpture of original design for the exterior of the Lanny D. Ledet Culinary Building/Chef John Folse Culinary Institute on the Nicholls State University campus in Thibodaux.

The full Call to Artists is available here.