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

Shubert Foundation - Grants to Promote the Theatre and Dance Fields Nationwide

The Shubert Foundation is dedicated to sustaining and advancing the live performing arts in the United States, with a particular emphasis on theatre and a secondary focus on dance. The Foundation provides general operating support to nonprofit, professional resident theatre and dance companies that have an established artistic and administrative track record, as well as a history of fiscal responsibility. A limited number of grants are also made to arts-related organizations that help support the development of theatre and dance, as well as graduate drama departments of private universities. Visit the Foundation's website to learn more about the funding guidelines and application instructions.

Theatre grant deadline: December 5, 2018

Deadline for all other grants: October 17, 2018

GRAMMY Museum Grants Program - Grants to Promote Recorded Sound Preservation and Appreciation Projects

The aim of the GRAMMY Museum Grants Program is to advance the archiving of the recorded sound heritage of the Americas and to explore the impact of music on the human condition. Support is provided to organizations and individuals in the following areas: The Archiving and Preservation Projects category supports efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of the music and recorded sound heritage of the Americas through Preservation Implementation grants of up to $20,000, and Assistance, Assessment, or Consultation grants of up to $5,000. The Scientific Research Projects category provides grants of up to $20,000 for research on the impact of music on the human condition. Examples include the study of the effects of music on mood, cognition, and healing, as well as the medical and occupational well-being of music professionals and the creative process underlying music. Visit the GRAMMY Museum website to learn more about the funding guidelines and application process - grammymuseum.org

Letter of inquiry deadline: October 15, 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

Article: Creative Capital

"Applying for Grants: Choosing Work Samples"

Alex Teplitzky
June 18, 2018

Louisiana Division of the Arts

Arts Resources: Jobs, Marketing Resources, Healthcare, Emergency and Disaster Preparedness



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