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The Division of the Arts has served Louisiana’s arts community since 1977 by providing programs, services and support to individual artists and a variety of arts and cultural organizations. Arts and culture support jobs, tourism and education while stimulating creativity, leadership, economic vitality and enhancing quality of life.

Ends on February 26, 2021

This grant opportunity is made possible by subgranted CARES Act funds received by the Louisiana Division of the Arts (LODA) from the National Endowment for the Arts. These Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds are intended to help save jobs in the arts sector and keep the doors open to the thousands of organizations that add value to America’s economy and the creative life of our communities. The LDOA partners with the Arts Endowment in achieving these goals.


· Must be arts based nonprofit organization with 501(c)3 designation.

· Must have advancing/supporting the arts as a main component in the organization’s mission statement.

· Priority given to small organizations with an operating budget of $30,000 or less.

· Priority given to organizations who have not received any other CARES Act funding from the LDOA or other sources.

Allowable use of funds:

· Salaries

· Fees for artists and other contracted personnel

· Facilities costs (e.g., rent, utilities, etc.)

Applications for this grant will be accepted starting on Monday, February 1st and the deadline to apply will be Friday, February 26th at 12 midnight.

Apply here

Contact Erica Anderson, Grants Manager at the LDOA, for any assistance needed at eanderson@crt.la.gov or (225) 342-8175. 

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Louisiana Art Field Survey Results

The Louisiana Division of the Arts and our state's nine Regional Arts Councils would like to thank the organizations, artists, and individuals who participated in the survey.

Results can be found here.

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