Artists Relief Grants

The FY21 Project Grant cycle will be interrupted for 1 year to redirect resources to provide relief assistance to individual artists in our region. The Project Grant Program will resume in the spring of 2021 to provide funding for the FY22 fiscal year.


The  Bayou Regional Arts Council will award grants to INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS in Assumption, Lafourche, St. Charles, St. James, St. John the Baptist, and Terrebonne parishes. The details on these grants are still in the works and will be updated as soon as possible.

Art Disciplines

The artistic disciplines described below are considered eligible art forms for grant funding.


Dance projects can focus on ballet, modern, jazz or ethnic dance. Dance project grants assist artists and organizations to make quality dance programs accessible to the public and to encourage innovation in dance as an art form.


Literature project grants are intended to support specific projects that present the literary arts to the public and to promote works of poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction. In addition, the category supports not-for-profit small presses and magazines that publish fiction, poetry, creative prose, or literary criticism for production and distribution projects. Such magazines must have been published at least once.


Theater project grants are intended to help make high quality dramatic and musical theater available to the public or support development of nonprofit professional and community theater, puppetry, mime, and storytelling.


Design Arts projects promote excellence in the design field of architecture; landscape architecture; urban design; historic preservation and planning; interior design; industrial design; graphic design; and fashion design. This program area provides an opportunity for visual arts and design professionals to collaborate on projects involving design practice, media, theory, research, and education about design. Projects may include publications, audiovisual presentations, or conferences. Design arts do not include purchase of plantings, seeds, gardening equipment, construction equipment, or building supplies.


Media project grants provide financial assistance to organizations and artists involved in film, video, radio, or related media. Projects should focus on the development of film, video, and radio as art forms where experimentation, technique and, creative processes are included in the project design.

Visual Arts & Crafts

Visual Arts and Crafts project grants are intended to support projects or services of museums, art galleries, art centers, and other organizations concerned with visual arts. This includes drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography, glass, ceramics, fiber, wood, metal, mixed media, and art in public places


Folklife refers to traditions currently practiced within a community that have been passed down informally over time and not learned through workshops, classes, or magazines. Folklife includes Performing Traditions (music, dance, storytelling) and Traditional Arts & Crafts (occupational, festive and food ways traditions). See definition of folk artist in the glossary.


Folk traditions are created within specific cultural contexts that need to be understood to be appreciated. Most folklife projects are greatly enhanced with the services of a professional folklorist or other trained cultural specialists such as those with academic training in folklore, cultural anthropology, ethnomusicology or other related fields. Cultural specialists should be involved in planning and implementation phases of a project. Folklife does not include historical re-enacting or living history.


Folklife projects are evaluated for the cultural significance of the art form and the involvement of trained cultural specialists (folklorists, anthropologists, ethnomusicologists).


Music project grants assist artists or organizations sponsoring musical programming or the presentation and development of musicians, composers, and/or music ensembles and orchestras in all genres, including band, chamber, choral, ethnic, jazz, new, opera, orchestral, popular, solo/recital.

Evaluation Criteria

Eligibility Criteria are not currently released yet.

DAF FY19 Final Reports


Final Reports for FY19 Due: December 30th 2020


Due to the circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Louisiana Division of the Arts has determined that they will allow for flexibility regarding the use of your FY10 DAF Project Assistance grants on a case-by-case basis.


If your project took place before MARCH 12, 2020, please submit your Final Report as usual.


The DAF 19-20 Final Reports are now open at


LDOA is authorizing ALL 2019/2020 DAF grantees to pay artists listed in their Scope of Services or Revised contracts even if the activity did not take place. Nonprofits arts organizations can also use DAF funds as operating support relief for the COVID-19 pandemic.


Non-Arts Organizations ONLY. Your program period has been extended to December 18, 2020. If you are a non-arts organization and did not implement your program between October 1,2019 and March 12, 2020 and will not be able to implement your activity by December 18, 2020, please email me immediately and mail a reimbursement check to:


Bayou Regional Arts Council
7910 Park Avenue,
Houma, LA 70364


There will be NO extension for Arts Organizations or artists-driven projects. The activity period for FY20 DAF grants is Octover 1, 2019 to September 30, 2020.


The cash match requirement is being waived for all grantees.


Grant agreements will still need to be mended to reflect changes due to COVID-19. to do this please use the amendment form.


Amendments should be submitted as soon as possible. The deadline to submit updated agreements is May 15, 2020
My Government Online Final Reports

Arists Relief Grant


Application Period:  TBA
Final Reports for Grant Recipients Due Date: TBA


The Bayou Regional Arts Council is pleased to  announce that we are administering the Artists Relief Funding for our region  for FY 2020-2021.


Funds for this program are provided by the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development.

Artists Grant Application (TBA)

PAF Grant


Application Period:  Closes September 30th, 2020
Final Reports for Grant Recipients Due Date: December 31st, 2020


The Bayou Regional Arts Council is pleased to  announce that we are administering the Terrebonne Parish Arts Funding program. The grant activity period will be December 1st, 2020 – November 31st, 2021.


Funds for Terrebonne Parish Arts Funding program are provided by the Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government.


Please be aware that due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the PAF grant may be altered in the future.

PAF FY20 Grant Application PAF Grant Guidelines PAF FY19 Final Report

Additional Support

Creative Relief & COVID-19