Equipping the nonprofit arts organizations in Northwest Louisiana to better manage their organization through direct Technical Assistance and extensive Training, SRAC employs a full time Community Development Director to assist Artists and Arts Organizations. Additionally, SRAC partners with the State of Louisiana Division of the Arts, LANO (Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations) and the Americans for the Arts to provide outstanding capacity building workshops, national resources, and one-on-one assistance to artists and arts organizations.
City of Shreveport REGRANT Artist Fellowship - DEADLINE FRIDAY, JUNE 28th – 4:00 pm
The Arts are an essential part of life in Shreveport. The Shreveport Regional Arts Council (SRAC) is a catalyst for participation, education, development, and promotion of excellence in the Arts. It is our responsibility to support established arts organizations, nurture emerging arts organizations, and assist individual artists.
Eligibility for ARTIST FELLOWSHIPS:
Artist Fellowships are cash awards in recognition of artistic excellence that enable artists to pursue their artistic goals. It is the intent of the Shreveport Regional Arts Council to acknowledge distinguished fellows of the highest caliber in each discipline of the arts. Artists that have resided within the Shreveport city limits for at least the previous 24 months are eligible to apply for grant funds. Please read the guidelines for more information on the fellowship and eligibility.
City of Shreveport REGRANT Individual Artist Mini-Grant - DEADLINE FRIDAY, JUNE 28th – 4:00 pm
SRAC encourages professional artists residing in or occupying a studio in the City of Shreveport to apply for a $1,000 grant to produce, present, promote, or service the arts in a manner that forwards the art form and serves the community. Grants must be matched with documented in-kind support or cash equaling 50% ($500) of the grant.
SRAC also encourages professional artists to serve as “Art Ambassadors,” representing the City of Shreveport by taking their art outside the city. Non-matching grants of $1,000 are available to assist artists who have been juried or invited to present their art outside of the Shreveport area. Funds are to be used to assist visual artists with shipping and insurance costs for their visual exhibitions. Performing artists may use funds for travel expenses related to performance and presenting; however, SRAC will consider travel fees for Visual Artists if actual presence is required and documented. Art Ambassador funds are designed to promote Shreveport’s artistic strengths by showcasing Shreveport artists. Art Ambassador grants are not available for exhibitions/performances specifically designed to generate income for the artists. Applicants must provide evidence of an invitation and be able to demonstrate a need. Art Ambassador grants are non-matching.
Individual Artist Mini-Grants are designed to encourage artistic development, to support the realization of specific artistic ideas, and to recognize the significant contribution artists make to the creative environment of our state.
City of Shreveport REGRANT General Operating Support - DEADLINE FRIDAY, JUNE 28th – 4:00 pm
The Organizational Support Program provides general operating grants to arts organizations whose programming has major impact on the Shreveport community, enriching the cultural environment of the City of Shreveport. An arts organization is one that includes in its mission statement, as adopted by the board of directors, that providing arts activities to the public is primary to its mission. First-time applicants should contact Shreveport Regional Arts Council for consultation and guidance before applying.
City of Shreveport REGRANT Project Assistance - DEADLINE FRIDAY, JUNE 28th – 4:00 pm
Requests for Project Assistance may be submitted in an amount not less than $1,000 and not more than $3,000. An artist or non-profit art organization possessing an IRS 501 (c) (3) Determination may apply for up to two grants spanning all categories; however, applicants receiving funds under Major Organizational Support may not apply for any other Regrant category. A non-profit organization, college, or school may apply for ONE Project Assistance grant only.
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. Shreveport Regional Arts Council administers this statewide, parish-by-parish program for Region 7, which includes: Bienville, Caddo, Claiborne, DeSoto, Lincoln, Natchitoches, Red River, Sabine and Webster 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. FY14 DAF Project Assistance Application OS Application and Guidelines – click here
Grants are also available for Organizational Support to provides funding for operating expenses, such as salaries, supplies, and utilities, of arts organizations with 501(c)(3) status from the IRS. Up to 25% of the previous year’s annual operating revenues and no more than $7500.00.
If you have any questions concerning this program, please contact the Community Development Director, Vickie Marshall at email@example.com or 318-673-6500.