Gulf State Initiative Grant for Presenters

Are you a Louisiana presenter?
A presenter is an individual, business or organization that has a venue used to present outside artists and showcases. Facilitating exchanges between artists and audiences through creative, educational, and performance opportunities.
Would you like up to $2000 for artist fees with no mandatory match?

If you answered “yes” to both of these questions, then it is in your best interest to keep reading…

Is there a catch? Of course, but it is actually pretty awesome!
Here is how it works

Step 1 – express your interest by replying “yes.” Click here or put “Yes” in the subject line of an email to

Step 2 – Pledge to become a member of the Louisiana Presenters Network (you must be a member to qualify for the grant). This will put you in a “pool” of applicants for the Gulf State Initiative Grant. It has a Rolling Deadline, so the faster you respond, the better your chances are of getting a slice of this delicious pie.

Step 3 – You will now automatically become a member of the exciting new Gulf States Presenters Network (GSPN). The GSPN is a collaboration of presenters from Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana.

Step 4 – You must use the grant to showcase performers listed in issued rosters from Mississippi and Alabama. Enjoy the benefits of exposing up and coming artists to your community, and remember, your participation ensures Louisiana artists the same exposure in our neighboring states. It is win – win!

Step 5 – Reap the benefits of being an LPN member

What are the benefits of being a Louisiana Presenters Network member?

  • Access to funding
  • Access  to membership directory
  • Networking opportunities – digital and face-to-face
  • Block booking opportunities
  • Travel stipends to LPN & Gulf State meetings and events
  • Mentorship program
  • Information regarding current industry trends

What are you waiting for? Click here and start the ball rolling! Once you have expressed interest, all the information you need will soon follow.
We keep all email addresses private and will not share your information.
Please feel free to share this information with any Louisiana presenters you may know.

NAASA Adventures

On November 11,  Members of LPA joined in on the opening reception of the State Arts Agencies’ Arts Education 2014 Professional Development Institute. The reception was held at the George Rodrigue Studio on Royal Street in New Orleans’ historic French Quarter. A good time was had by all as they enjoyed this impressive Art & Jazz Social, and here are the pictures to prove it!



Picture 1: Jacques Rodrigue, Executive Director, George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts, Patricia Prudhomme, LPA Chairman and Cathy Hernandez, Executive Director, LA Division of the Arts

Picture 2: Danny Belanger, Director of Education and Outreach / ADA/504 Coordinator and Patricia Prudhomme, LPA Chairman

Picture 3: NASAA attendee, Professor C. Roy Blackwood, Director of the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts, Paula White, Director of Grants and Community Programs, LA Division of the Arts, Patricia Prudhomme, LPA Chairman

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