Call for Artists

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Be a Part of Art in Lafayette!

The Lafayette Cultural Resources Department is looking for artists to submit work for the following programs:

City Gallery Walls

Call for Artists!  The Lafayette Cultural Resources Division is looking for artists and arts organizations to display their work on city gallery walls for 2-month long exhibitions through 2018.  The City of Lafayette has three facilities with beautiful gallery walls to display artwork on a rotating basis: Senior Center, City Hall and Lafayette Library.  24 artists or artist collaborations will have the opportunity for an exhibition each year. Artists should apply at
Call for Gallery walls
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See and Respond

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Lafayette Cultural Resources is proud to present the 4th annual  See & Respond! Art Show and Art on the Street Meet the Artists Reception at the Lafayette Public Library October 14, 6:00 – 9:00 pm.  Art on the Street sculptors will be honored at the event.  The event will also be the opening of the See & Respond!  Art Show, where local artists and poets were invited to respond to the 2016 Art on the Street sculptures.  Prizes will be awarded in multiple categories and the winner of the Art on the Street, Jean Mellblom People’s Choice Award will be announced. 
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Arts in the Community Grants

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Individuals or organizations may apply for a grant to support arts or culture-related projects within the community. The LCAC awards money, usually not exceeding $1000 per grant, to fund projects which will directly benefit the city and residents of Lafayette.  Find out more about Arts in Community Grants


Arts in Education Grants 

- Available Spring 2017
Local teachers may apply for a grant to support arts or culture-related projects geared towards students within the community. Each year the LCAC will determine the total amount of funding available and the maximum grant award amount. This call is now open. Applications are due May 10. Find out more about Arts in Education Grants.


Art Night Out - Artist Booth Space

 We are striving for a rich variety of arts and crafts.  Most of our booth spaces are reserved for arts and fine crafts. Artists set up on Public Road between Cannon and Emma Streets. The beer and wine garden area will extend the entire area this year as part of an expansion to make Art Night Out a more inviting, inclusive area for art vendors and patrons, This is an arts focused event and non-arts related vendors may not apply. Download the application.

Art on the Street

This call is now closed. Lafayette Cultural Resources accepted for sculpture submissions for the 2016 Art on the Street Sculpture Walk. Artists' submissions on December 1, 2015. This program provides artists nationwide the opportunity to showcase their work in this creative, diverse and eclectic community.
 Selected sculptures will be on display outdoors for one year. Art on the Street sculpture will be installed in April 2016. Sixteen to eighteen works will be selected; artists will each receive a $500 stipend upon installation. All sculptures are for sale in this outdoor art display. Artworks on display are eligible for the $1000 Jean Mellblom Award and a People's Choice Award.

Michael Adams Poetry Prize

 ARTS!Lafayette and the Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission are proud to host the annual Michael Adams Poetry Prize. Named in honor of the poet Michael Adams, the Michael Adams Poetry Prize aims to cultivate and inspire poetry while celebrating Lafayette’s commitment to community arts. The Michael Adams Poetry Prize Reading will be April 30. For more information about the contest and the reading visit the Michael Adams Poetry prize page.
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These programs are funded with generous grants from:
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