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ArtSpark seeking applications though March 5

Posted at 5:14 PM, Jan 22, 2021

LAFAYETTE, La. - Acadiana Center for the Arts (AcA) and Lafayette Economic Development Authority announce a call for application to ArtSpark, an individual artist funding program. ArtSpark 2021 applications are live now on AcA’s website.

ArtSpark grants support artists in Acadiana, especially those with otherwise limited opportunities, according to a spokesperson for AcA. Projects must take place between April 1, 2021 and December 1, 2021, and grants of $1,000 to $5,000 will be awarded to several applicants. The grant funds can be used to expand an artist’s bodies of work as a creative entrepreneur and offer new community engagements.

These awards offer assistance to emerging, mid-career, and mature artists for specific, short-term projects, and projects in virtually any creative discipline can qualify. In 2020, eight artists were awarded grants for projects, including Aileen Bennett, Allison Bohl DeHart, Kai Gayten, Adrian Guidry, Simone McCrocklin, Dirk Guidry, Alex “Poetic Soul” Johnson, and Chas Justus.

Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to attend one of two Application Assistance Workshops on Zoom on January 26 at 5pm or January 28 at 10am. During these sessions, AcA staff will review the ArtSpark program guidelines and application process and lead a Q & A session with attendees.

For the January 26, 2021, 5:00 pm, Applicant Assistance Workshop, register here.

For the January 28, 2021, 10:00 am, Applicant Assistance Workshop, register here.

Full details of what kinds of projects qualify for support and how to apply are available on the AcA’s website at

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