Arts Grants


Decentralized Arts Funding (DAF)


The Louisiana Decentralized Arts Funding Program (DAF) makes the arts available in every parish in the State of Louisiana by providing grant funding for artists, nonprofit organizations, community groups and local government agencies. Funding is allocated to each parish on a per capita basis utilizing U.S. census figures.

Grants are available for arts organizations and for project assistance to a variety of artists and other entities.

Applying for a Decentralized Arts Funding Grant:

Guidelines and application forms for 2017-2018 Decentralized Arts Funding are available to download below.

*Application deadline is Thursday, June 1st, 2017. For further information, see Decentralized Arts Funding Grant Guidelines 2017-2018.

All projects for the 2017-2018 DAF cycle must occur between October 1, 2017 and September 30, 2018.  The St. Tammany Commission on Cultural Affairs, which administers the DAF program for these parishes, will conduct a series of informational workshops explaining the program guidelines and how to complete application forms.

For more information, contact the St. Tammany Commission on Cultural Affairs at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (985) 867-5095.

2018-2019 Decentralized Arts Funding Forms and Information:

                Decentralized Arts Funding Grant Guidelines 2018-2019 (pdf)

                Decentralized Arts Funding Application Instructions 2018-2019 (pdf)

2017-2018 Decentralized Arts Funding Forms and Information:

2016-2017 Decentralized Arts Funding Forms and Information:

Crediting the Decentralized Arts Funding Program:

Organizations funded through the DAF program are required to credit the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, Louisiana State Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts and the St. Tammany Commission on Cultural Affairs by name, logo, and credit statement in all printed public material as appropriate.

Credit statements and logos must be included in all materials distributed to the public including posters, flyers, postcards, printed programs, brochures, and press releases. Additional credit statements may be added as required by the Commission on Cultural Affairs. For more information, download the document below.