The General Operating Support Grant Program is on a two-year grant cycle.  Applications for the FY24-25 grant cycle will open in January, 2024.  

Who can apply:

  • Nonprofit arts organization having an organizational mission statement which states that a primary goal of the organization is to create, present, or preserve one or more of the recognized disciplines. The arts disciplines include dance, design arts, folklife, literature, media, music, theatre, and visual arts and crafts.
  • Domiciled in Louisiana with a letter from the Internal Revenue Service declaring it exempt from Federal income tax under Section 501(c)3 of the Federal Internal Revenue Code, dated at least two years before the application deadline. 
  • Demonstrate an authentic and collaborative commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion with an outreach plan that corresponds to the organization's size and mission.

Grant Guidelines 

Contact Erica Anderson at or call (225) 342-8175 with questions.

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