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.


Events to come soon!

Additional Grant Resources

Paul A. Dufour & Julia Dufour Richardson Scholarship Fund

A memorial scholarship, established in 2004, at the Arts in Baton Rouge. 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 Julia Dufour Richardson Memorial Scholarship show exceptional promise in visual arts. The Arts Council partners with the Baton Rouge Gallery to provide the Julia Dufour Richardson and Paul A. Dufour Scholarship 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. Supplies for this scholarship are generously provided by Mo’s Art Supply.

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.

CTFA - Children's Theatre FOUNDATION of America - Aurand Harris Grants & Fellowships

These grants benefit the field of theatre for children & youth; the utilization of drama or theatre in education for children grades K-12; or opportunities for theatre artists working in these fields.

The CTFA Aurand Harris Grant and Fellowship Fund 2019 Application Materials and Instructions for Small and Mid-Sized Theatre Grants and Individual Theatre Artist Fellowships

To honor Aurand Harris’ intentions, applications will be evaluated on their impact in their environment and in their specific communities to promote theatre and bring the live theatre experience to children throughout the country. Applications will also be evaluated in light of CTFA’s Mission and Values.

Deadline: March 4, 2019

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 

New Music USA Project Grants

We are open to a huge range of new music projects. A “project” to us means any activity that involves new music getting out into the world through a live performance or recording. Projects can take place up to two years past the deadline (January 2021) or retroactively up to the previous deadline (December 2017). Requests can come from individuals or organizations. 

For more info and to apply, visit New Music USA’s website.

Deadline: January 31, 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

Louisiana Division of the Arts

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



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