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about our grants

Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge administers grants to support arts and cultural programming in 11 parishes.
Through grant-making, we aim to foster the creative capacity and vibrancy of the Capital Region.

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Additional Grant Resources

SUSTAINABLE ARTS FOUNDATION - Grants for writers & artists with children

In 2018 the foundation will award $5,000 each to twenty artists and writers who have demonstrated excellence in their disciplines. The awards are offered as unrestricted cash, and recipients can use the funds as they see fit.

To be eligible to apply for a grant you must have at least one child under the age of 18.  Applicants can be based anywhere in the world and there are no citizenship restrictions. More info online at apply.sustainableartsfoundation.org.

Deadline: August 31

 

TCG Global Connections Program

The Global Connections program, administered by Theatre Communications Group (TCG), is dedicated to building bridges between U.S. theatre professionals and their counterparts abroad, identifying theatre professionals who will further the growth of the field, and creating opportunities for the U.S. theatre field to engage in international conversations. Grants are provided to nonprofit organizations and individual artists through the following two initiatives: Global Connections: On the Road will award grants of up to $5,000 to foster new relationships with international colleagues that will inspire each other’s work and aesthetics by creating opportunities for cultural exchange. Global Connections: In the Lab will award grants of $10,000 to further pre-existing international collaborations by supporting residencies that either advance the research and development of a theatre piece or explore elements leading up to a full production. More info at TCG's Website.

Deadline: September 18, 2018

 

Artist Emergency Fund

American Documentary (AmDoc) welcomes applications from nonfiction mediamakers who are facing financial emergencies due to unforeseen personal calamities such as health issues, eviction, or disasters. These one-time grants are a direct response to concerns about low salaries and overall sustainability within the documentary field, especially among emerging and underrepresented mediamakers. Grants are up to $1,000 each. Visit AMDOC for more information and to apply online.

Rolling Deadline

 

Performing Arts Readiness Project Grants

The Performing Arts Readiness (PAR) project is now offering grants of up to $7,250 to forty (40) performing arts organizations for the creation of individual institutional emergency preparedness or Continuity of Operations (CoOP) plans.

These grants are a part of the PAR project’s work to raise awareness, increase resources, and provide training that addresses the unique needs of the performing arts industry, development of basic tools to assist with planning and advocacy, and provision of grant opportunities to support network development and institutional preparedness.

Deadline: November 15, 2018

 

Target Field Trip Grants

The Target Field Trip Grants program provides funds for K-12 field trips in order to give students throughout the country the opportunity to explore more of the world outside the classroom. Grants of up to $700 each will be awarded to educators, teachers, principals, paraprofessionals, and classified staff who are employed by accredited K-12 public, private, or charter schools. (Parents, volunteers, after-school programs, Pre-K groups, and childcare centers are not eligible to apply.) Types of funded trips include art, science, and cultural museum visits; community service and civic projects; career enrichment opportunities; and other events or activities away from the school facility. Funds may be used to cover trip-related costs such as transportation, ticket fees, food, resource materials, and supplies.

Online applications will be accepted between August 1 and September 30, 2018. Visit the Target website to learn more about the program.


2019 Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards

The Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation announces an exciting grant opportunity serving small to mid-sized towns and cities across the country. Up to 15 grantees will be awarded $25K each in matching funds to produce their own Levitt AMP [Your City] Music Series—an outdoor, free concert series featuring a diverse line up of high caliber entertainment for people of all ages and backgrounds to enjoy. Online public voting determines the Top 25 finalists. Grant applications open on July 17 and are due by September 25, 2018. For more information, visit www.levittamp.org.

Deadline: September 25, 2018

 

national endowment for the arts: our town

The Our Town program supports projects that integrate arts, culture, and design activities into efforts that strengthen communities by advancing local economic, physical, or social outcomes. Visit the NEA website for more details.

Deadline: August 21, 2018

 

Article: Creative Capital

"Applying for Grants: Choosing Work Samples"

Alex Teplitzky
June 18, 2018

 

 

For questions and more information, contact Liz Goad, Grants and Community Development Coordinator – lgoad@artsbr.org or (225) 344-8558 ext. 228.