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
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.
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
Article: Creative Capital
June 18, 2018
For questions and more information, contact Liz Goad, Grants and Community Development Coordinator – firstname.lastname@example.org or (225) 344-8558 ext. 228.