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Arts Council sets April 24-25 deadline for new grant applications

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The Arts Council of New Orleans has announced a new grant cycle to support the arts in Orleans, Jefferson, and Plaquemines Parishes in Louisiana. The online grant application deadline is Wednesday, April 24, with a required hard copy submission deadline of Thursday, April 25.

The Arts Council will be offering a workshop on the grants process at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21, at Metairie’s East Bank Regional Library, located at 4747 W. Napoleon Ave. Attendance is recommended for those who have not already attended an Arts Council workshop, or taken place in an online grants seminar.

Meanwhile, links to grant guidelines, application forms, and information on workshops and available technical assistance can be found at the Arts Council’s website.

This year, applications will be accepted for grants in the following categories:

  • Project Assistance: These providing funding to organizations and individuals with arts activities that benefit or involve a larger community. 
  • Technical Assistance:  Grants given in this category fund organizations for access to professional expertise or training opportunities related to an organization’s arts programming or management.

Applications for Operating Support grants, which fund the general expenses of arts organizations with two-year grants, are not being considered in this deadline. Applications for these grants will, however, be accepted again in 2013.

The grants offered are made possible by two funding programs administered locally by the Arts Council of New Orleans, including the following:

  • The Louisiana Decentralized Arts Funding Program, a statewide program funded through legislative appropriations, which will support arts activities in Orleans, Jefferson and Plaquemines Parishes that occur from October 1, 2012 to September 30, 2013, and 
  • The Community Arts Grants Program, funded by the City of New Orleans, will support arts activities in Orleans Parish that occur at any time in 2013.