March 31, 2008

new grants

Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge Invites Grants Applications for Arts and Cultural Programs
Deadline: June 1, 2008

The Grants Department of the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge ( ) is accepting grant applications for the Louisiana Decentralized Arts Funding Program, a state program designed to ensure that citizens in all Louisiana parishes have access to high quality arts and cultural programs.

The council administers this program for the following parishes: Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Living- ston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, Tangipahoa, Washington, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana. Louisiana tax-exempt nonprofit organizations, government agencies (such as libraries or municipalities), schools, colleges, and universities are eligible to apply for programs in the areas of dance, design, folklife, literature, media, music, theater, and visual arts and crafts.

The department annually awards approximately $450,000 in total grant funds. The maximum grant request is $20,000, or half the available funds in each parish, whichever is less. Workshops to assist grantseekers are scheduled throughout April.

See the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge Web site for complete grant program information and workshop schedule. RFP Link:

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Funding Exchange Announces New Guidelines for Paul Robeson Fund for Independent Media
Deadline: May 15, 2008

The Funding Exchange's ( ) Paul Robeson Fund for Independent Media supports media activism and grassroots organizing by funding the pre-production and distribution of social issue film and video projects as well as the production and distribution of radio projects made by local, state, national, or international organizations and individual media producers.

The fund invites applications for projects of all genres that address critical social and political issues, combine intellectual clarity with creative use of the medium, and demonstrate understanding of how the production will be used for progressive social justice organizing. The fund makes grants to radio projects in all production stages and to film and video projects in the pre-production or distribution stages only. The fund does not support production or post-production costs for film and video projects. The fund does not provide support to project budgets or projects of organizations with annual budgets of more than $500,000. The maximum grant award is $20,000; most grants range between $5,000 to $15,000.

See the Funding Exchange Web site to download complete program guidelines and an application form. RFP Link:

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