Application Deadlines for 2018 Community Arts Grants and Decentralized Grants Announced!!!


The Arts Council New Orleans is pleased to announce deadlines for its upcoming grant programs.

Community Arts Grants Program: Application Deadline is April 20, 2017.

The Arts Council is pleased to announce the deadline for 2018 Community Arts Grants, April 20, 2017. A priority of this grant program is to help support nonprofit arts organizations with 501(c)(3) status domiciled in Orleans Parish that carry out quality arts programming addressed through New Orleans as Cultural Capital Grants.  New Orleans as Cultural Capital supports general operations in accordance to budget size.  The CAG program also provides specific targeted funding for Grassroots Parading Traditions through the More Joy category.  The More Joy category helps to support New Orleans indigenous cultural groups, for example Mardi Gras Indians and Social Aid and Pleasure Clubs. Community Arts Grants are made possible by the City of New Orleans.

Community Arts Grant Guidelines are available by clicking: CAG-2018Guidelines.

Online CAG Applications are available at

CGO Applicant User Manual February 2017.

Questions should be addressed to Joycelyn L. Reynolds, Director, Artist Services, at mailto: or (504) 621-3846 – Cell.

Louisiana Decentralized Arts Funding Program: Application Deadline is May 17, 2017

The deadline to submit an application for funding  for 2017/2018 grants through the Louisiana Decentralized Arts Funding Program, made possible by the State of Louisiana through the Louisiana Division of the Arts, is  May 17, 2017.  Applicants domiciled in Orleans, Jefferson or Plaquemines Parishes may submit proposals in the Project Assistance and Operating Support categories.  Activities must take place between October 1, 2017 – September 30, 2018.  

2017-2018 Decentralized Guidelines are available by clicking: 2018 Decentralized Guidelines Greater New Orleans Area.

Online Decentralized Applications are available at

The Online Granting System User Manual is available at CGO Applicant User Manual February 2017.

 Narrative Lists of Current Grant Recipients

Narrative lists of current Arts Council grantees,  2017 Community Arts Grants and 2016/2017 Decentralized Program,  are below:

2017 Community Arts Grants Narrative – Final Document

2016-2017 Decentralized Grants Narratives