Great Opportunities for Artists and Organizations

The mission of Acadiana Center for the Arts is to foster arts and culture in the community. In keeping with that mission, we have fantastic opportunities for local artists and organizations alike. With public art projects like ArtBox, ArtSpark artist stipends, and grant programs like DAF FY 2016, AcA provides a wealth of opportunities for local artists and organizations and in that becomes a genuine steward of the arts in Acadiana.


ArtBox Call to Artists

The Application deadline for the ArtBox Project is quickly approaching and we need the help of local visual artists to transform the traffic boxes around Lafayette into beautiful pieces of public art. The goal of the ArtBox Project is to create pieces of public art that represent our city, its people and our culture, giving our community a sense of place.

To be eligible, an applicant must be an individual or organization (school, community group, etc) residing in Lafayette Parish. Organizations will require a single contact person.

Download the ArtBox Project Guidelines here.

Download the ArtBox Project Application here.
In partnership with Lafayette Consolidated Government (LCG) and Lafayette Convention and Visitors Center (LCVC), the Acadiana Center for the Arts (AcA) is managing ArtBox in a multi-phase project.

There is a $500 honorarium for selected artwork!


ArtSpark Stipend Program for Artists
LEDA and Acadiana Center for the Arts have come together to present an individual artist stipend program, ArtSpark. The purpose of ArtSpark is to directly support artists in Acadiana, especially to those with otherwise limited opportunities, to expand their bodies of work as a professional. These stipends offer assistance to emerging, mid-career, and mature artists for specific, short-term projects that have a clear benefit to the artist and their development.

*Application deadline April 17th, 2015.*

Download the ArtSpark Guidelines here.

Download the ArtSpark Application here.

ArtSpark Assistance Workshop


DAF FY 2016
Decentralized Arts Funding (DAF) is an arts grant program created and funded by the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism. The Acadiana Center for the Arts administers this statewide, parish-by-parish program for Region 4, which includes Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary and Vermilion Parishes. Eligible applicants are non-profit arts organizations, non-profit organizations, government agencies, schools and schools boards, colleges and universities, as well as individuals using a fiscal agent.

Application deadline is Friday, June 19, 2015 for projects taking place between October 1, 2015 and September 30, 2016

For more information on DAF FY 2016, visit

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