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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.

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

ADDITIONAL GRANT RESOURCES

PAUL A. DUFOUR & JULIA DUFOUR RICHARDSON SCHOLARSHIP FUND

A memorial scholarship, established in 2004. The purpose of the scholarship is to award high school students that were pursuing visual arts instruction a private mentorship with an arts professional in the Greater Baton Rouge community. The students receiving the Paul A Dufour & Julia Dufour Richardson Memorial Scholarship show exceptional promise in visual arts. The Arts Council partners with the Baton Rouge Gallery to provide the opportunity to a student from “The Real- Life Experience” Juried High School Exhibition. The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge’s Director of Visual Arts and a private jury select students from the show to apply for the scholarship. The recipient would receive six to ten hours of individual instruction and mentorship from a Baton Rouge Gallery Member Artist or recognized visual artist in the community.

Exhibition & Jury: Every April at Baton Rouge Gallery. Students are invited to participate in “The Real-Life Experience” via their arts program at their schools. If your school does not have an arts program, and you are within our 11 parish region, please have a look at our Arts Education resources HERE.

Michael Crespo Visual Artists Fellowship Award

The $5,000 fellowship, established by Cary Saurage and Derek Gordon in 2011, named to commemorate the life, work and dedication of Michael Crespo, is funded by Cary Saurage and is intended to recognize the quality and breadth of work by a visual artist who has established his or her personal and professional lives as long-time contributing members of the Baton Rouge community.

Past Recipients of the Michael Crespo Visual Artists Fellowship Award include:

Ed Pramuk

Kelli Scott Kelley

Steve Wilson

Randell Henry

Malaika Favorite

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS FY 2020 FUNDING GUIDELINES POSTED

Guidelines and application materials for three National Endowment for the Arts funding categories- Art Works, Challenge America, and Creative Writing Fellowships-have posted on the Arts Endowment's website. The National Endowment for the Arts supports projects in any part of the nation's 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories. 

Art Works 
    Application Deadlines: February 14 & July 11, 2019 

Challenge America 
    Application Deadline: April 11, 2019 

Creative Writing Fellowships: Prose 
    Application Deadline: March 6, 2019 

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

ARTICLE: CREATIVE CAPITAL

"Applying for Grants: Choosing Work Samples"

Alex Teplitzky
June 18, 2018

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