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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.


FY2018

The deadline for FY2018 DAF applications is Thursday, June 15, 2017. The applications must be received by this date.  It is not a post-mark deadline.

Please see below for the FY2018 Guidelines and applications. 

DAF FY 2018 Forms

DAF FY '18 Guidelines

  

  
 
 
 
DAF FY 2017 Forms

DAF FY '17 Guidelines

DAF FY '17 Organizational Support Application (PDF)

DAF FY '17 Organizational Support Application (Word)


 
DAF FY '17 Organizational Support Final Report Instructions

DAF FY '17 Organizational Support Final Report


DAF FY '17 Project Assistance Final Report Instructions


DAF FY '17 Project Assistance Final Report


DAF FY 2016 Forms

DAF FY '16 Organizational Support Application

DAF FY '16 Project Assistance Application 

DAF FY '16 Technical Assistance Application Form

DAF FY '16 Guidelines

DAF FY '16 Powerpoint Presentation

DAF FY '16 Organizational Support Final Report Instructions

DAF FY '16 Organizational Support Final Report

DAF FY '16 Project Assistance Final Report Instructions

DAF FY '16 Project Assistance Final Report

DAF FY '16 Technical Assistance Final Report Instructions

DAF FY '16 Technical Assistance Final Report

Note:  A representative from the organization that is applying for a FY ‘ 15 DAF grant must be present at the panel (as an observer, not a commentator) in order to be able to appeal the panel’s decision regarding the grant.  An appeal can be made within 10 days of the panel review.

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 fullacknowledgment 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.  It is your organization’s responsibility to communicate with the individuals in charge of your print, radio, and T.V. marketing.  When the authorizing official (or fiscal agent) for your organization signs a grant agreement form, this communicates that your organization agrees to comply with these terms.  Please contact the CDC if you have any questions related to this.  Note that the gold and white Office of Cultural Development logo is an updated version of the former red and black Louisiana Division of the Arts logo.  This gold-and-white logo is to be used to replace the former red-and-black logo in all Louisiana Division of the Arts grant-funded activities for FY ’16:  this includes Decentralized Arts Funding (DAF) Organizational Support, Project Assistance, and Technical Assistance grants and Stabilization (operating support) grants. 

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 Roy O. Martin Foundation.  This grant is available ONLY in Rapides Parish to non-profit arts organizations and artists with a fiscal agent for Project Assistance. 

Completed application forms and all required attachments must be received by the Arts Council no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 19th, 2018.


Final Reports for FY 2017 are due 30 days after your project has been completed, or no later than Thursday, March 1st, 2018 by 5:00 p.m.

FY2017 Martin Grant Final Report

FY2018 Martin Grant Guidelines

 
FY2018 Martin Grant Application

 
FY2018 Martin Grant Compliance Checklist

Proper Acknowledgment Statements and Logos to be used for Martin Arts Funding and DAF/ Stabilization sub-grantees:

For RMartin Arts-funded grants:

    

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


 

For DAF/ Stabilization-funded grants:

    

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 Arts Council of Central Louisiana.  Funding has also been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works.

 

*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.  It is your organization’s responsibility to communicate with the individuals in charge of your print, radio, and T.V. marketing.  When the authorizing official (or fiscal agent) for your organization signs a grant agreement form, this communicates that your organization agrees to comply with these terms.  Please contact the CDC if you have any questions related to this.  Note that the gold and white Office of Cultural Development logo is an updated version of the former red and black Louisiana Division of the Arts logo.  This gold-and-white logo is to be used to replace the former red-and-black logo in all Louisiana Division of the Arts grant-funded activities for FY ’16:  this includes Decentralized Arts Funding (DAF) Organizational Support, Project Assistance, and Technical Assistance grants and Stabilization (operating support) grants.   


For more information on the grants we offer, contact Caroline Randall at (318) 484-4471.

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