Funding Opportunity: If you live in Louisiana or know of artists there, here is an opportunity:
Deadline: April 3, 2006
Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation Offers Grants for Artists
Individual artists, arts organizations, and small arts-related businesses in Louisiana affected by hurricanes Katrina and Rita are eligible for a new series of grants offered by the Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation.
The grants are intended to defray the costs related to physical loss or property damage, relocation, or other specific economic harm suffered as a result of the hurricanes. The overarching goal of the program is to enable stakeholders in Louisiana's cultural economy to continue or resume the production and distribution of the state's unique cultural assets in the aftermath of recent natural disasters.
Funding is available in the following categories:
Individual Artists and Artisans must be professionally active in their discipline or earning a living through their artistic talents and be a resident in the state of Louisiana. Originating and interpretive artists may apply. Students, unless they are professional artists or artisans, are not eligible.
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