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Multicultural Grant

Grants to East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana
Nonprofits for Arts Activities to Promote Cultural Diversity

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Foundation / Corporation

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Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge

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Deadline Date:

02/01/18 5:00 PM CST


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Grants ranging from $500 to $3,000 to East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana nonprofit multicultural organizations to support the celebration of cultural diversity through artistic expression. Applicants requesting capacity building support should contact program staff prior to applying.

Goals of the program:
-To encourage and support artistic content that celebrates cultural diversity reflective of the population of Baton Rouge
-To support inclusivity and accessibility in the arts sector
-To expand opportunities for artists of color
-To enhance creative capacity in multicultural organizations

Eligible organizations may apply for grant funds to support costs related to arts programming, including but not limited to public exhibitions, performances, creation of new works, compilation and publication of works of literary merit, and art workshops. Multicultural arts organizations may also apply for specific capacity-building support, such as board/staff training, audience development, outside professional or consulting services.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178096

Estimated Size of Grant:

$500 - $3,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

-The applicant must be a multicultural organization, defined as a formal association whose mission and/or history of programming includes the development, promotion, or presentation of projects celebrating an ethnic or cultural minority.
-The applicant must be a nonprofit corporation, organization, association, or institution, chartered with the State of Louisiana or holding an IRS 501(c)(3) status for at least one year and domiciled in East Baton Rouge Parish. No part of an eligible organization’s earnings should be used for the benefit of any individual.
-The applicant must have a board of directors and officers.
-Governmental agencies, churches, synagogues, and public/private universities and schools are not eligible.
-Eligible applicants may apply for both Local Project Assistance Grant (PAG) and Multicultural Grant; however, the applicant must submit a proposal for a distinct project or initiative that serves the goals of the Multicultural Grant program. An individual project cannot be funded by both PAG and the Multicultural Grant. Funding from other Arts Council administered grant programs (DAF/Charles Lamar Shaw Center Subsidy Grant) will not affect eligibility.

Not Funded:
-Capital Improvements
-Deficit reduction
-Mortgage payments
-Fundraising events or expenses (though admission-paid events are eligible)
-Purchase of permanent equipment or real property
-Scholarships, fellowships, or tuition assistance
-Events not open to the general public, except in projects involving schools or school systems (K-12), detained youth, or other special populations
-Activities intended to primarily serve only an organization’s own membership
-Refreshments and event decor
-Unrestricted operating support
-Administrative costs not associated with the proposed project
-Artist’s fees to non-professional artists and/or student artists (including college/university students seeking undergraduate or graduate arts degrees), and anyone under the age of 18

Pre-proposal Conference:

The Arts Council will host a PAG and Multicultural Grant Workshop on January 5, 2018 at 2:00 PM at the Arts Council offices at 427 Laurel Street.

Pre-Application Information:

You may contact the Arts Council Grants Director for technical assistance or other questions regarding grant application procedures. The Arts Council receives a high volume of calls and emails immediately before the grant deadline.

The Council recommends starting your application early to ensure that you can submit on time, especially first-time applicants.

Organizations applying for capacity-building support should contact the Grants Director before submitting a proposal.

The deadline to apply is February 1, 2018 at 5:00 PM CST.

Arts Council staff will notify applicants of funding status within two months of the grant deadline.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online:

Liz Goad, Grants and Community Development Coordinator
(225) 344-8558, ext. 228

Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge
427 Laurel Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70801

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Louisiana: East Baton Rouge Parish