The Arts Council is pleased to announce that the deadline for 2018 Community Arts Grants is Thursday, April 20, 2017.

Grants will be available in two categories:

New Orleans as Cultural Capital (Operating Support for nonprofit 501(c)(3) arts organizations domiciled in Orleans Parish.)

More Joy (Funds groups engaging their communities through parading, public performance, and other free, street-based activities that have roots in or pay homage to the street parading culture of New Orleans usually done by Mardi Gras Indians and Social Aid and Pleasure Clubs. Applicants in this category have to be incorporated with the Louisiana Secretary of State in Orleans Parish as a nonprofit organization but DO NOT need to have 501(c)(3) status from the Internal Revenue Service.)

Grant guidelines for Community Arts Grants will be available in mid-February. Sign up for our newsletter at for more information.

The deadline for grants through the Louisiana Decentralized Arts Funding Program for 2017/2018 will probably be in June 2017. An announcement will go out in March.

For questions, contract Joycelyn L. Reynolds at 504-621-3846 (cell) or email