Art funding Grant writing workshops planned in local area

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 15, 1998

L’Observateur / July 15, 1998

HOUMA – The Houma-Terrebonne Arts and Humanities Council, in partnership with the Louisiana Division of the Arts, will conduct grant writing workshops in South Louisiana beginning July 30 to outline the Louisiana Decentralized Arts Funding Program.

The Louisiana Decentralized Arts Funding Program offers significant funding opportunities totaling over $148,000 for St. Charles ($21,312) St.James ($10,067) and St. John ($19,350) parishes, as well as three others,for events or projects taking place between Jan. 1 and Sept. 30, 1999.Non-profit organizations may apply for project assistance, technical assistance and organizational assistance.

All workshops are free and open to the public. Local workshop times andlocations are: * St. James Parish – July 30 at 6 :30 p.m. at St. James Parish Library,Lutcher Branch, 1879 W. Main St., Lutcher.* St. John Parish – Aug. 4 at 6:30 p.m. at St. John Parish Library, LaPlaceBranch, 1334 W. Airline Highway, Riverlands Shopping Center, LaPlace.* St. Charles Parish – St. Charles Parish Courthouse Building, secondfloor, Parish Council Chambers, 15045 River Road, Hahnville.

The deadline to apply for funding is Sept. 15. Application and guidelinepackets are available from the Houma-Terrebonne Arts and Humanities Council, 500 School St., Houma, LA 70360, or by calling 504-873-6367.”The Louisiana Decentralized Arts Funding Program enables non-profit organizations the chance to bring art to many rural communities which lack funding for cultural experiences,” said Diane McCandless, executive director of the Houma-Terrebonne Arts and Humanities Council.

For more information, contact Angelle Adams, community development coordinator for the Decentralized Arts Funding Program at 504-873-6367.

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