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Louisiana Decentralized Arts Fund Program (DAF)

The Louisiana Decentralized Arts Fund Program (DAF), initiated in 1995, makes the arts available in every parish in the State of Louisiana by providing grant funding for artists, nonprofit organizations, community groups, and local government agencies.

Funding is allocated to each parish on a per capita basis utilizing U.S. census figures. It is based on population, not on any additional factors.

The Louisiana Division of the Arts (LDOA) oversees the program, disbursing funds to each of nine Regional Development Agencies (RDA's), which in turn regrant those dollars to parishes in their region.

RDA's develop arts programs to meet local needs, ensuring that decisions about cultural priorities are made locally; applicants compete for funding only with other organizations in their parish.

DAF FY' 20

DEADLINE - FRIDAY JULY 19, 2019 - 5PM. The Grant Activity Period begins October 1, 2019 and ends September 30, 2020

FY 2020 DAF Grant Guidelines

FY 2020 DAF Grant Application

2020 DAF Grant Application Intructions

DAF FY '19

FY 2019 Final Report

after logging in click more > Grant programs for Jurisdictions > select the correct jurisdiction info (make sure to select Division of the Arts for project type) > New application > select your grant's final report type *make sure to do PA if your grant was project assistance or OS if it was organizational support.*

If further assistance is needed pertaining to the use of the MyGovernmentOnline software, please call the technical support line at 1-866-957-3764, option 1 for assistance.  The MyGovernmentOnline agents are available to assist with any software related questions.  

For questions regarding the DAF Grant Program including eligibility, please contact CDC, Joshua Fontenot, at 

For DAF/ Stabilization-funded grants:


The official logos of the Office of Cultural Development/Division of the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and shall appear in close proximity to the name of the Grantee organization in ALL publicity, advertising and programs along with the following statement: “Supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council, and as administered by the [insert Regional DAF Administrator Name]. Funding has also been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works.”  Additional crediting statements may be added.


*Please note that any grant-related activity/ project that is being promoted to the public must include these logos and acknowledgment statements.  This includes any print marketing, social media promotion, flyers, mail-outs, etc.   Additionally, all activities promoted by an organization during its  entire season must show the above logos if they receive DAF organizational support/ Stabilization funding for that season. 

*For activities promoted through radio/ T.V. ads, the following abbreviation is acceptable:

                “Supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts.”

*If your organization plans to use this abbreviation, please inform the CDC of the Arts Council, so that he/ she can notify the Division of the Arts that special permission has been granted for this purpose.  It is only acceptable to abbreviate this acknowledgment statement for radio and t.v. media.  Print marketing must include the full acknowledgment statement and logos

*Failure to comply with proper logo use and acknowledgment statements will result in possible reduction in grant funding and will affect your organization’s compliance score at the following year’s panel review process.  

The Arts Council of Central Louisiana administers other grants to various Parishes within the Central Louisiana Region.

Martin Foundation Arts Grant

This grant is administered by the Arts Council on behalf of the RoyOMartin Foundation. The Martin Foundation Arts Grant is available ONLY in Rapides Parish to non-profit arts organizations and artists with a fiscal agent for Project Assistance. 

Martin Foundation Grant FY 20 - Guidelines

Martin Foundation Grant FY 20 - Application

Martin Foundation Grant FY 20 - Complaince Checklist


Final Reports for FY 2019 are due 30 days after your project has been completed, or no later than March 1st, 2020 by 5:00 p.m.

FY2019 Martin Grant Final Report


Proper Acknowledgment Statements & logos to be used for Martin Arts Funding grantees:

For Martin Foundation Arts-funded grants:


Sponsored by the Martin Foundation through a grant administered by the Arts Council of Central Louisiana.                                               


For more information on the grants we offer, contact Kate Febuary at (318) 484-4474.

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