ArtSpark

   

Together, the Acadiana Center for the Arts (AcA) and Lafayette Economic Development
Authority (LEDA) offer ArtSpark, an Individual Artist Funding Program. The purpose of ArtSpark is to directly
support artists in Acadiana, especially those with otherwise limited opportunities, to expand their bodies of
work as a professional and offer outreach to the community. These awards offer assistance to emerging,
mid-career, and mature artists for specific, short-term projects.

“For years, LEDA has supported efforts to promote local artists because art is a component of economic
development, in addition to playing a significant role in our community’s cultural identity. The creative
thought-process that makes our citizens great entrepreneurs is also reflected in the output of our arts
community. We want to see our local artist network grow and we support our allies, such as the AcA, who are on
the front lines of arts promotions. Not only will ArtSpark advance traditional art media, but the program will
foster development in new media through the program’s emphasis on live performance, digital interactive, visual
arts, music, and film.” Gregg Gothreaux, LEDA President

Acadiana Center for the Arts and the Opportunity Machine (an entrepreneurial development program), will hold an
Application Assistance Workshop for ArtSpark at the AcA, located at 101 W. Vermilion St., on Thursday, January
26, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Participants are highly encouraged to attend in order to learn more about
the ArtSpark application process, how to write an effective application, and how to complete a successful budget
outline. This is a great opportunity to have your questions answered prior to completing your application. To
receive assistance prior to the application deadline, contact Gwen Richard at 337-233-7060
ex 227 or [email protected] or Paige
Krause at 337-233-7060 ex. 232 or ahref="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected].

The ArtSpark Application deadline is Friday, February 17, 2017.

Download
2017 ArtSpark Application (Must be opened in Microsoft Word).



Download 2017
ArtSpark Guidelines (Must be opened in Microsoft Word).


Past ArtSpark Recipients

ArtSpark 2016

Megan Barra

Parish: Lafayette
Artistic Discipline:

Graphic Design, Visual Arts & Crafts (Fiber)

Brandon Ballengee

Parish: Lafayette
Artistic Discipline:

Design (Architecture), Media Arts (Video/Technology/Experimental), Visual Arts
(Painting/Sculpture/Drawing/Photography/Public Art/Mixed Media)

Vergie Banks

Parish: Lafayette
Artistic Discipline:

Literature (Fiction), Media Arts (Film/Audio/Video), Visual Arts & Crafts (Painting)

Jeremy Broussard

Parish: Lafayette
Artistic Discipline:

Literature (Creative Non-Fiction)

Clare Cook

Parish: Lafayette
Artistic Discipline:

Dance (Modern)/Theatre

Susan David

Parish: Lafayette
Artistic Discipline:

Design (Graphic/Urban/Metropolitan), Theatre, Visual Arts & Crafts
(Painting/Sculpture/Drawing/Photography/Printmaking/Public Art/Mixed Media)

Michael Eble

Parish: Lafayette
Artistic Discipline:

Visual Arts & Crafts (Painting/Public Art/Mixed Media)

Dayana Stetco

Parish: Lafayette
Artistic Discipline:

Literature (Creative Non-Fiction), Media Arts (Technology/Experimental) Theatre
(General/Playwriting), Visual Arts & Crafts (Mixed Media)

Alicia Faciane

Parish: Lafayette
Artistic Discipline:

Visual Arts & Crafts (Sculpture/Photography/Public Art/Clay/Mixed Media)

Phanat Xanamane

Parish: New Iberia
Artistic Discipline: Design (Urban/Metropolitan) /Folklife (Traditional Crafts & Visual Arts)/Visual Arts &
Crafts (Public Art/Mixed Media)
Ashley Duplechien

Parish: Lafayette
Artistic Discipline: Music (Opera)
Bruce Schultz

Parish: Lafayette
Artistic Discipline: Visual Arts & Crafts (Photography)
Amie Rogers

Parish: Lafayette
Artistic Discipline: Visual Arts & Crafts (Mixed Media)
Dayana Stetco

Parish: Lafayette
Artistic Discipline: Theatre (General, Theatre/Playwriting)
David Greely

Parish: St. Martin
Artistic Discipline: Folklife (Folk/Traditional Music), Music (New/Ethnic)
Matthew Brady McKellar

Parish: Lafayette
Artistic Discipline: Theatre (Puppetry)
Kathy Reed

Parish: Lafayette
Artistic Discipline: Visual Arts & Crafts (Mixed Media)
Ashana Sophia

Parish: Lafayette
Artistic Discipline: Folklife (Folk/Traditional Music) Music (Choral/Ethnic/Orchestral)
Jessalyn Newton

Parish: Lafayette
Artistic Discipline: Media Arts (Video) Visual Arts & Crafts (Sculpture/Drawing/Photography/Public
Art/Clay/Fiber/Wood/Mixed Media/Metal)
Mare Martin

Parish: St. Landry
Artistic Discipline: Visual Arts & Crafts (Painting/Drawing/Printmaking)
Mitch Reed

Parish: Lafayette
Artistic Discipline: Folklife (Folk/Traditional Music/Oral Traditions) Media Arts (Video)
John Gargano

Parish: Lafayette
Artistic Discipline: Visual Arts & Crafts (Clay)