Arts Grants

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Thank you for your interest in LCAC and PAC Arts Mini-Grants. These grants only support arts related projects. Before filling out an application please take a few minutes to read our Vision, Mission, Goals, and Objectives. The more closely your grant request fits our vision and mission, and meets grant goals and objectives, the more likely your project will be funded.

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CARES Grant for Artists and Arts Organizations

The Lafayette Arts & Cultural Resources Department will be distributing $200,000 in grant money from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) funding from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to Lafayette-based artists and arts organizations through an online application process.

Individual Artist Application

Arts Organizations


  • Grant applications open at 8:00am Tuesday, December 15, 2020, and will be accepted until 11:59pm on Jan. 29, 2021.
  • Only 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, units of state or local government, institutions of higher education, or federally recognized Indian tribal governments are eligible to receive funds.
  • Individual artists are also eligible to apply. 
  • Organizations must be based in Lafayette, and/or provide programming in Lafayette, and have been in operation for a minimum of two years.
  • Individual artists must be at least 18 years old and have established residency in Lafayette and/or be active in Lafayette's art and cultural scene for a minimum of two years.
Public Art Grant Newsflash

Public Art Grant - 2021

The Lafayette Public Art Grant is designed to support projects that will exist in the public space either permanently or temporarily. One may apply as an individual or as a group or organization for this grant. This is a competitive grant, projects ranging from $1,000-$1,500 are preferred, first time applicants are encouraged to apply. Grant application deadline is Feb. 1, 2021.

Arts in Community Grants

Arts in Community - 2021 - Application opens Tuesday, January 5

LCAC invites applications from Lafayette artists and cultural arts organizations and groups.   Artists and cultural arts groups outside of Lafayette are also welcome to apply for any event(s) that would be held in Lafayette. This is a competitive grant, awards are usually $2,000 or less.  Grant application deadline is March 1, 2021. Projects must occur between Jan. 1, 2021 and Dec.15, 2021

Arts in Education - 2020-2021 - Application deadline has passed

The Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission thanks you for your interest in Arts in Education Grants. Teachers of Lafayette schools may apply for a grant to support arts-related projects with local students.

  1. Vision & Mission
  2. Goals
  3. Objectives

Vision Statement:

LCAC works to develop Lafayette as a creative district with a unique cultural arts identity founded on the city's rich history and progressing into the contemporary cultural climate.


To promote, nurture, and celebrate the visual, performing, and language arts in Lafayette by connecting artists, building partnerships, and enhancing and supporting diversity.

We do this by:

Providing Resources; Building Capacity; Creating Infrastructure; and Promoting Programming

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