CARES Grants available for Artists and Organizations
Lafayette announces $200,000 in grant funding for local artists and arts organizations.
The Lafayette Arts and Cultural Resources Department is now accepting online applications from arts related nonprofits and individual artists for Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) funding from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).
Nonprofit 501c3 organizations must be based in Lafayette, and/or provide programming in Lafayette, and have been in operation for a minimum of two years prior to submission of an application. 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 prior to submission of an application.
The deadline to apply is 11:59pm on Jan. 29, 2021.
“We are thrilled and honored to have been selected to distribute these funds to the Lafayette arts community,” said Susan Booker, Arts & Cultural Resources Director. “We know artists and organizations are struggling to survive the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. These grants will provide the means to allow our creative industries sector to continue operating and contributing to the economy.”
Grants will be reviewed by an independent panel, made up of representatives from the Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission and Arts Lafayette.
To obtain the application and for additional information on eligibility and requirements, visit the Arts and Cultural Resources webpage; lafayetteco.gov/grants