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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

FLEXIBILITY WITH 2019/2020 DECENTRALIZED GRANTS DUE TO COVID-19

The Arts Council of Central Louisiana hopes that you are well and staying safe.  Due to the circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Louisiana Division of the Arts has determined that they will allow for flexibility regarding the use of your FY20 DAF Project Assistance grants on a case-by-case basis.

If your activities took place before March 12, 2020, please continue as usual, submitting your final report no later than October 31, 2020. 

The Louisiana Division of the Arts is authorizing ALL 2019/2020 Decentralized Arts Funding grantees to pay artists listed in their Scope of Services or Revised Contracts even if the activity did not take place. Nonprofit arts organizations can also use Decentralized funds as operating support as relief for the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Additionally, the LDOA has decided to extend the activity period until December 18, 2020 for non-arts organizations ONLY.  If you are a non-arts organization and did not implement your program between October 1, 2019 and March 12, 2020 and will not be able to implement your activity by December 18, 2020, please email us immediately and return a check for your initial payment payable to:

Arts Council of Central Louisiana

1101 4th St.
Alexandria, Louisiana 71301

There will be NO extension for arts organizations or artistdriven projects. As a reminder, the activity period for FY20 DAF grants is October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2020.

The cash match requirement is being waived for all grantees.

Grant agreements will still need to be amended to reflect changes due to COVID-19. To do this, please download the amendment form below.

Amendments should be submitted as soon as possible. 

AMENDMENT FORM: Please download, complete and save this form:

FY20 DAF Covid-19 Project Changes Attachment C

 As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.  

Kate Febuary, CDC

Kate@louisiana-arts.org

FY 2020 DAF Grant Guidelines

FY 2020 DAF Grant Application

2020 DAF Grant Application Intructions








DAF FY '19/ FY '20


FY 2019 - 2020 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, Kate Febuary, at Kate@louisiana-arts.org.



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



FY 20 APPLICATION DUE DATE: JANUARY 24TH, 2020 - 5PM.







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.                                               


 

 THE ARTS COUNCIL OF Central LOUISIANA CONTINUES TO CLOSELY MONITOR REPORTS REGARDING THE COVID-19 VIRUS (CORONAVIRUS)  AND ARE FOLLOWING ALL LOCAL, STATE, AND NATIONAL DIRECTIVES REGARDING EVENTS, FESTIVALS, AND OTHER ARTS HAPPENINGS. PLEASE KNOW THAT THE SAFETY AND HEALTH OF OUR COMMUNITY IS AND ALWAYS WILL BE OUR TOP PRIORITY.

 
 
FOUNDATION FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS COVID-19 RELIEF FUND
(Relief for a canceled performance or exhibition due to COVID-19)

THEATRE ARTISTS
DRAMATISTS GUILD FOUNDATION EMERGENCY GRANT
(emergency financial assistance for actors)
 
 
MUSICIANS
EQUAL SOUND CORONA RELIEF FUND
(Relief for musicians with Lost income and Cancelled Gigs)
 
(financial assistance for musicians and music industry workers)
 
MUSICARES COVID-19 RELIEF FUND
(Relief for musicians with Lost income and Cancelled Gigs)
 
JAZZ FOUNDATION OF AMERICA MUSICIANS’ EMERGENCY FUND
(Housing assistance, pro bono medical care, disaster relief and direct financial support in times of crisis for musicians)

WRITERS
CARNEGIE FUND FOR AUTHORS
(Writers Fund for emergency assistance for authors (must have published one full-length work)
 
AUTHORS LEAGUE FUND
(Loans for professional writers and dramatists in financial need)
 
THE HAVEN FOUNDATION
(EMERGENCY FUNDS FOR WRITERS WITH SERIOUS FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES)
 
THE PEN WRITERS FUND
(Emergency fund for professional writers in financial need)
 
SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY WRITERS OF AMERICA LOANS
(Interest-free loans to members (writers) facing medical expenses)
 
SUSTAINABLE ARTS FOUNDATION
(Financial support for writers with families)
 
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF JOURNALISTS & AUTHORS WRITERS EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE FUND
(Financial assistance to established freelance writers who are unable to work due to emergency or crisis)
 
 
ARTS ORGANIZATIONS
For more information on the grants we offer, contact Kate Febuary at (318) 484-4474.

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