ArtSpark Funding Program for Individual Artists in Louisiana

Together, the Acadiana Center for the Arts and Lafayette Economic Development Authority offer ArtSpark, an Individual Artist Funding Program.

Donor Name: Acadiana Center for the Arts

State: Louisiana

Counties: Selected Counties

Type of Grant: Grant

Deadline: 02/10/2023

Size of the Grant: $1,000-$5,000

Grant Duration: 10 months


The purpose of ArtSpark is to directly support artists in Acadiana, especially those with otherwise limited opportunities, to expand their bodies of work as a professional and offer outreach to the community.

These awards offer assistance to emerging, mid-career, and mature artists for specific, short-term projects.

Funding Information

Minimum Request $1,000 – Maximum Request $5,000

Project Period

Funding Cycle: April 1, 2023 to December 1, 2023

This program will Fund

The professional development, creation, and presentation of new artistic works for individual artists in Acadiana

  • Purchasing supplies, materials, and equipment necessary to complete the proposed artwork (associated with the application), for $1000 or less
  • Costs associated with producing a performance (budget may not reflect any payment to AcA, including facility rental)
  • Costs associated with career/professional development (attending seminars, workshops, etc.) within and outside of Acadiana (determined on a case by case basis)
  • A maximum of 10% of the awarded amount can be used on marketing the project
  • You are strongly encouraged to include a professional photographer to document your completed project in your proposal and budget. This may be in addition to the 10% for marketing.

Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for this program, the applicant must:

  • Be an individual artist working in one of the following artistic disciplines: visual arts, craft, traditional arts/folklife, photography, performing arts, literary arts, film, media arts or interdisciplinary arts
  • Be a practicing artist, defined as one who is dedicated to producing artwork on a regular basis
  • Be 18 years of age or older by April 1st, 2023 (the first day of the current cycle)
  • Be a resident of Acadiana’s 8-parish region (Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, or Vermilion Parishes)
  • Expect to maintain residency in the region during the award period.

For more information, visit ArtSpark Grant.