LOUISIANA DECENTRALIZED ARTS FUNDING PROGRAM The deadline for grants through the Louisiana Decentralized Arts Funding Program is May 17, 2017. The grant activity period if October 1, 2017 - September 30, 2018.




  • Guidelines are available at the Arts Council's website.

  • Decentralized grants are made possible by the State of Louisiana through the Louisiana Division of the Arts.

  • Grants in the Project Assistant category are available to applicants domiciled in Orleans, Jefferson, and Plaquemines Parishes.

  • Grants in the Operating Support category is available to nonprofit arts organizations with 501(c)(3) status that are domiciled in Jefferson Parish.

  • Read the guidelines for more information.



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



THE COMMUNITY ARTS GRANTS DEADLINE HAS PASSED, APRIL 20, 2017.




  • The Arts Council of New Orleans is pleased to announce that the application deadline for 2018 COMMUNITY ARTS GRANTS is Thursday, April 20, 2017.

  • Guidelines are available at the Arts Council's website.

  • CAG grants are made possible by the City of New Orleans.

  • CAG awards are available in two categories:

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

  • If you are applying for a New Orleans as Cultural Capital grant (operating support), please make certain that you select the proper form for the amount of expenses your had during your 2016 fiscal year.

  • There are three forms available, budgets over $600,000, budget between $599,999 - $151,000, and for budget for $150,000 or less. (If your organization applied in this category for a 2016 grant, that older application is available as a PDF under 2016 New Orleans as Cultural Capital - Completed Grant Cycle).

  • 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.)

  • If you are applying in the CAG More Joy category, please make certain that you represent New Orleans Indigenous Street Culture (i.e. Mardi Gras Indians or Social Aid and Pleasure Clubs).



LOUISIANA DECENTRALIZED ARTS FUNDING PROGRAM The deadline for grants through the Louisiana Decentralized Arts Funding Program is May 17, 2017.




  • The grant activity period if October 1, 2017 - September 30, 2018.

  • Guidelines are available at the Arts Council's website

  • Decentralized grants are made possible by the State of Louisiana through the Louisiana Division of the Arts.

  • Grants in the Project Assistant category are available to applicants domiciled in Orleans, Jefferson, and Plaquemines Parishes.

  • Grants in the Operating Support category are available to nonprofit arts organizations with 501(c)(3) status that are domiciled in Jefferson Parish.

  • Read the guidelines for more information.



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