Grant Programs

New Orleans Creative Life.

Arts New Orleans believes that all citizens should be able to participate in a creative life and that the arts drive a vibrant and equitable community. All people, their culture, and their art contribute to the meaning and understanding of our humanity and should be honored and celebrated. We are proud of the broad range of arts and cultural activities supported by the Community Arts Grants program made possible by the City of New Orleans and the Louisiana Project Grants (previously known as the Decentralized Arts Funding Program) made possible by the Louisiana Division of the Arts and the State of Louisiana.

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Ongoing call for panelist nominations


Arts New Orleans seeks nominations for its grants review panels for awards made possible with city and state funds. Our grant panels are comprised of community members from Orleans, Jefferson, or Plaquemines Parishes  who are representative of the ethnic, demographic, and geographic diversity of the region. Panels also embody the artistic, community, and administrative expertise needed for application review. You may nominate another community member or yourself.

Grantee testimonials

``Arts New Orleans awarded us our first grant in 2013 to produce the Dance for Social Change Festival. Since then, the Community Arts Grant grant program has been instrumental to our growth, stability, and impact over the years.``

Laura SteinExecutive Director, Dancing Grounds

``Thank you to the New Orleans City Council, Arts New Orleans, and others who help make the Community Arts Grants possible. The validation from our community is appreciated and invaluable.``

Ama RoganManaging Director, A Studio in the Woods

``The CAG has been a sustaining revenue source for us, and it feels good to be supported by our city in this way.``

India KingExecutive Director, NOVAC

``We are so humbled and grateful to have been recommended for funding through Arts New Orleans’ Community Arts Grant. Funding from the city plays an integral part in our ability to make our programming accessible and affordable.``

Darrian DouglasExecutive Director, Second Line Arts Collective

Current and Past Grantees

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