Charles Lamar Family Foundation Shaw Center Subsidy Grant

The Charles Lamar Family Foundation Shaw Center Subsidy Grant provides funding assistance for organizations domiciled in EBR Parish with 501(c)(3) nonprofit status (colleges/universities, and public/private schools are eligible to apply) to rent Shaw Center spaces for public arts and cultural events. Available spaces include the Manship Theatre, Hartley/Vey Theatres, Fourth Floor River Terrace, and The Gallery at Manship Theatre. This grant is generously funded by the Charles Lamar Family Foundation.

Applications are accepted throughout the year while funds are available, with a deadline of at least 2 months in advance of the proposed event(s). Grants will fund up to half of the official rental estimate for eligible events and programs, up to a maximum of $3,500. To apply now, download the application form and email to with all required attachments.

Application Deadline: Rolling, must be submitted at least two months before proposed performance(s)





Grant Budget Template


Managing Your Grant:

Grantees are required to display the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge and Charles Lamar Family Foundation logos as well as the following credit statement:

This program is made possible in part by a grant from the Charles Lamar Family Foundation as administered through the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge.

Final Report: Submit your final report using the Final Report Form available for download. Submit completed form and all required attachments to 45 days after the completion of your program.

Download Final Report Form

For questions and more information, contact Monica Pearce, Director of Grants Management & Special Projects – or (225) 344-8558 xt. 228.