Decentralized Arts Funding

About DAF

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.

  1. Project Assistance

    Provides funding for a specific arts project.

    Project Assistance Application can be found here (must open in Microsoft Word).

  2. Organizational Support

    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.

Grant Application Assistance Workshops

FREE Grant Application Assistance Workshops will be held throughout Acadiana. For meeting locations, dates and times in your area, click here. Reservations to attend are not required. If you can not attend the workshop in your parish, you may attend a workshop in another parish within Acadiana. All of the information presented is exactly the same for all eight parishes.

Workshop Presentation

Brief presentation about the DAF program and the topics that will be covered at the workshops

  • Acadia Parish

    Wednesday, May 3, 2017—10:30am

    The Grand Opera House of the South

    505 N. Parkerson Ave.

    Crowley, LA 70526

    Contact: Kimberly Gattle

    CANCELLED…bad weather expected/possible flooding

    Will Reschedule Soon

  • Evangeline Parish

    Friday, April 21, 2017—10:30am

    Evangeline Parish Public Library

    916 West Main St.

    Ville Platte, 70586


    Contact: Suzy Lemoine

  • Iberia Parish

    Monday, May 1, 2017—2:00pm

    Iberia Parish Library

    445 East Main St.

    New Iberia, LA 70560


    Contact: Stephanie Lee

  • Lafayette Parish

    Friday, May 5, 2017—1:00pm

    Acadiana Center for the Arts

    101 W. Vermilion St.

    Lafayette, LA 70501


    Contact: Gwen Richard

  • St. Landry Parish

    Friday, April 21, 2017—1:30pm

    Creole Heritage, Inc.

    818 W. Bellevue Street

    Opelousas, LA 70570


    Contact: Rebecca Henry

  • St. Martin Parish

    Monday, May 1, 2017—10:30am

    Teche Center for the Arts

    210 East Bridge St.

    Breaux Bridge, LA 70517


    Contact: Dee Menard

  • St. Mary Parish

    Monday, May 8, 2017—11:00am

    Franklin City Hall

    300 Iberia St.

    Franklin, LA 70538


    Contact: Arlana Shields

  • Vermilion Parish

    Wednesday, April 19, 2017—10:30am

    Vermilion Arts Council

    200 Magdalen Square

    Abbeville, LA 70510


    Contact: Tony Mayard

Louisiana Division of the Arts
Louisiana Division of the Arts

The Decentralized Arts Funding Program is funded by the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism Office of the Lt. Governor, State of Louisiana. Administered by the Acadiana Center for the Arts.