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2017-2018 Decentralized Arts Funding Grant Announced for St. Tammany & St. Bernard

The St. Tammany Commission on Cultural Affairs announces the Decentralized Arts Funding grant awards for the 2017-2018 cultural season. The St. Tammany Commission on Cultural Affairs administers the DAF Program for both St. Tammany and St. Bernard Parishes. The grants include awards for cultural projects and organizational support, which provides direct support for arts organizations’ full seasons of work.


St. Tammany Parish

Organizational Support


St. Tammany Art Association


Slidell Little Theatre


Playmakers, Inc.



Project Assistance


STARC of Louisiana, Inc.


City of Mandeville


Slidell Heritage Foundation


Covington Three Rivers Art Festival


Northshore Cultural Economy Coalition


City of Covington, Office of Cultural Arts & Events


Cutting Edge Center for the Arts




St. Bernard Parish

Project Assistance

St. Bernard Parish Library


St. Bernard Parish Public Schools


St. Bernard Parish Government $1,000



The purpose of the Decentralized Arts Funding program is to provide funding for arts and cultural projects in every parish of the state. Applicants compete only with other organizations in their parish and decisions are made locally by a diverse review panel comprised of members of the local community. The Decentralized Arts Funding Program is supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council, and as administered by the St. Tammany Parish. Funding has also been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works. 


Guidelines for next year’s Decentralized Arts Funding program will be available in March 2018, and the Commission on Cultural Affairs will conduct informational workshops to assist applicants. For more information, call 985-867-5095 or visit

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day Scheduled for October 7, 2017 in St. Tammany

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day Scheduled for October 7, 2017 in St. Tammany

Pat Brister, St. Tammany Parish President, announced today the 2017 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day will be held Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 9 a.m. – 2p.m. at Fritchie Park, located at 905 Howze Beach Road in Slidell. This event is a program of Keep St. Tammany Beautiful in partnership with Keep Slidell Beautiful and the City of Slidell, open to St. Tammany Parish residents, and provides an opportunity for residents of St. Tammany to dispose of their Household Hazardous Waste at no cost. Residents are encouraged to visit to take a look at the flyer for specifics on what will be accepted. Along with Household Hazardous Waste, residents are also asked to bring patience as this event attracts a large number of people, and wait times can vary.

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St. Tammany Parish is committed to sustainability through initiatives like Keep St. Tammany Beautiful, launched in 2015, the implementation of green energy throughout our Parish-owned facilities, daily litter abatement crews, our Green Guide, elevated water quality standards, and Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days. To learn more or to volunteer with Keep St. Tammany Beautiful, visit,