In the Loop

In the Loop will be a weekly blog post sharing information important to artists and arts lovers.   Grant Opportunity for Artists

The Louisiana Division of the Arts will be offering a fast track grant for Career Advancement for individual artists.  This special intitiative grant is targeted to help artists and their careers.

As national, state, and private funding become less and less available NCLAC feels this is a rare opportunity for artists to receive financial help to be artists.  We hope to see the artists in our region take advantage.

Applications will be accepted through February 3, 2012 through our online grants system. Funds will be awarded in March for opportunities through June 15, 2012.

Grants of up to $3,000 are available for individual artists for Artist Career Advancementproposals in dance, design arts, folklife, literature, media, music, theatre, and visual arts and crafts for expenses, supplies, training and equipment directly related to creative and entrepreneurial endeavors.

Guidelines and application forms for this program are available online at

If you need assistance regarding an application, or if you would like more information on programs and services, please contact Ann Russo, Director of Artists Services, or by phone at 225-342-8174.