Decentralized Arts Funding (DAF) is an arts grant program created and funded by the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism. The Acadiana Center for the Arts administers this statewide, parish-by-parish program for Region 4, which includes Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary and Vermilion Parishes. Eligible applicants are non-profit arts organizations, non-profit organizations, government agencies, schools and school boards, colleges and universities, as well as individuals using a fiscal agent.
The DAF FY 2018 application deadline will be Thursday, June 15, 2017 for projects taking place between October 1, 2017 and September 30, 2018.
For DAF FY 2018 Guidelines, click here. The minimum grant request is $1,000 and the maximum grant request is $5,000. No cash match is required.
Applicants may submit one grant application, choosing from the three grant categories listed below.
Provides funding for a specific arts project.
Project Assistance Application can be found here (must open in Microsoft Word).
Provides funding for operating expenses, such as salaries, supplies, and utilities, of arts organizations with 501(c)(3) status from the IRS. Up to 25% of the previous year's annual operating revenues and no more than $5,000.
Organizational Support Application can be found here (must open in Microsoft Word).
For Provider of Services form, click here.