Strategic Plan
2014-15 through 2018-19


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Division of the Arts

Louisiana Division of the Arts (LDOA) is a program of the Office of Cultural Development, an agency within the Department of Culture Recreation and Tourism and the Office of the Lt. Governor.  LDOA is charged with the maintenance of our state's valuable artistic assets, and has served the state's arts community since its inception in 1977.

Through our history, one of the primary roles of the LDOA has been as grant maker. Financial resources are defined for strategic purposes that work towards advancing the field and providing a public benefit to the residents of our state. Our grants 'investment' also assists in workforce development, and supports the infrastructure of Louisiana's cultural industries. LDOA receives funds from the Louisiana State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Division of the Arts provides programs, services and support to the fields of arts-in-education, folklife, individual artists, and cultural organizations. We act as an information clearinghouse for arts and cultural activities, coordinate statewide convenings, work toward economic development and measure economic impact of arts and cultural activities. The Division of the Arts administers the Percent for Art program, manages the State Art Collection, and partners with state and regional entities through programs like our Decentralized Arts Fund (DAF).

View our current strategic plan (here)


Call to Artists - LA Percent for Art Program  

CALL TO ARTISTS – University Medical Center, New Orleans
Nine (9) Sculpture Commissions

BUDGET: Range of $30,000 - $400,000 (see call for details)

The Louisiana Percent for Art Program is seeking artists or artist teams to design and implement nine (9) site-specific sculptures or installations of original design for the University Medical Center (UMC) in New Orleans. Specifics for each of the commissions are included in the full call to artists with budgets for each. More detailed specifications will be given to artists selected to develop a proposal. Each commission will be considered separately.


Gulf Coast Presenters Network  

As the arts field continues to be affected by diminishing public and private funding for the arts, our regional Gulf community is working to grow our arts economy in new, innovative ways. Specifically, we are working to bolster the field of presenting, since it enhances (or creates) new, earned income streams for myriad artists and arts organizations. The states of Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi have come together to form the Gulf States Presenters Network (GSPN). GSPN is unique to any presenter’s network in the country because its core consists of a grant program presented mutually by the Louisiana Division of the Arts, the Mississippi Arts Commission and the Alabama Arts Council. For more information click here

Louisiana Artist Roster - Call To Artists  

The Louisiana Artist Roster is a listing of Louisiana artists that have professional experience with shows, exhibits, or performances of all genres who are tour-ready and available for statewide, regional, national or international bookings, exhibitions and special events. Artists must complete the online application and will be selected for the roster through a peer review process.
For more information click here

RDA Plan Review Grant - Deadline July 31st (Grant Opportunity for Regional Development Agencies ONLY)  

The application must be submitted through LDOA’s Culture Grants Online (CGO) system and requires basic organization and budget information. All additional documents indicated in the list below must be submitted in electronic format through CGO.

To complete the application process, the signed signature page and a board resolution indicating the signatory is authorized to act on behalf of the RDA must be submitted to LDOA at the following address: Louisiana Division of the Arts office - Room 405 of the Capitol Annex Building - 1051 North 3rd St, Baton Rouge, LA 70802. The signature page and board resolution must be postmarked by July 31, 2014 or the grant application will not be considered.

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LDOA 2015-16 Stabilization Grants  

The 2015-2016 Stabilization Grant Guidelines and Application are now available. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 13, 2015 at 4 pm. To access the grant guidelines and application, please visit our website: http://www.crt.state.la.us/cultural-development/arts/grants/index. If you are a new grant applicant, you will need to create a user profile in LACGO before you begin the application process. Click on the following link to access the application in LACGO: https://laarts.cgweb.org/login.php

Please note: The grant cycle is for one year (July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016). This is a change from the previous grant cycle. Contact Paula White at pwhite@crt.la.gov with any grant related questions. Please contact Danny Belanger at dbelanger@crt.la.gov with any technical assistance you may need with the online grant application.