Arts + Business + Culture
As you know, our cultural and creative assets have positioned Acadiana as one of the unique areas in all the United States even cities within Louisiana. It has given us a competitive edge that no other community our size can claim. Our creative and cultural fabric help to keep our youth home attracts new talent to the area and brings businesses and tourist from around the world to Acadiana. Our creative culture is our primary differentiator—and it is our future.
In 2015, a group of like-minded individuals came together and established the ABC Fund at Community Foundation of Acadiana with a goal of raising a $10 million endowment to sustain and support our artists, arts organizations, and Acadiana’s cultural assets through:
• A competitive grants program to support artists, arts organizations and cultural assets
• Financial oversight and resources for art and cultural organizations with the goal of strengthening their financial foundation and sustainability
• Providing a venue for recognizing artists and those in the creative economy through the Arts & Cultural Icon Awards Gala honoring Acadiana's legacies.
As we build the endowment, 100% or 90% of all gifts will go into the endowment and 10% into the community now through a competitive grants process, according to the donor's desires.
Please consider supporting the ABC Fund and helping to sustain our creative community.
Thank you to the support of our Fiscal Sponsor and Fund Holder:
Cathi Pavy, Chair
Blake David, Vice Chair
Beth LeBlanc, Secretary
Will Rucks, Treasurer
ABC is currently in fundraising mode. To donate or to apply for discretionary grants please click the buttons below:
If you are an arts organization or artist looking for support please send us a message using the form below: