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Formed in 1987, our mission has been and will always be to enrich the lives of DeSoto Parish residents through the arts. To the state and IRS, we are merely another corporation with 501(c)(3) status. To the public, we are a source of information and a conduit to the arts. To artists, we are a resource, an advocate and an ally.
We are current and former educators and students, doctors, lawyers, clerks and accountants, timber men, oil workers, truck drivers and cooks, entrepreneurs and entertainers, stay at home moms and dads, the young, and the old. We are a living cross section of DeSoto Parish working to ensure a vibrant arts community NOW and in the FUTURE.
The Mission of the DeSoto Arts Council is to nurture, guide and stimulate the enjoyment of and participation in the arts among residents and visitors of DeSoto Parish. We believe our mission can be accomplished by providing an atmosphere conducive to the arts, broadening the spectrum of quality exhibits and performances available to the community, and fostering individual interactions with the arts through offering a wide range of support including grants.
It’s time to Reflect on your goals for ‘22. DAC is offering artist grants again this year, and we have $4000 set aside to help parish artists meet their goals. To learn more and download the application form click on the “find out more“ button to the right and give you goals a jump start today!
PAST GRANT RECIPIENTS:
The DeSoto Arts Council (DAC) members, volunteers, and board directors maintain their vision to spark creativity, community, and culture through programs, projects and education that bring personal enrichment and quality of life to DeSoto Parish citizens.
The DAC allocated $3,000 for the 2021 Community Arts Grant! Grant proposals were accepted February thru May! The 2021 Community Arts Grants recipients were:
The Arts Council is proud to announce the following Community Arts Grants Recipients for 2020:
Is your organization or school planning an arts project in DeSoto Parish? Are you a local artist and need some funds to help get an art project off the ground? The DAC may be able to help you get the support you need.
We are pleased to announce the annual kick off of our Red Envelope fund raising campaign. Our focus for the coming year is again to provide direct support to local artists, programs and groups through grants and other opportunities.
The challenges of this past year have made support from the community more important than ever. As programs, festivals, and performances were cancelled, and venues shuttered, artists throughout the parish were deprived of the opportunities they require to remain viable.
We must rise to the occasion and ensure the continued advocacy the arts in DeSoto Parish deserve. Your donation will enable the DAC to empower our local talented artists and performers through monetary and logistical support of programs, community festivals, theatre, workshops and classes.
Profound thanks to our past, present, and future donors. Your gift demonstrates your appreciation for the important role the arts play in our lives and our community, and we could not provide these vital services without your generous help!
We are pleased to announce the ability to accept your contributions via Paypal with a link available on our website. Checks may be made payable to the DeSoto Arts Council and mailed to P.O. Box 352, Grand Cane, LA 71032.
Mark A. Poole
The DeSoto Arts Council (DAC) is a great way to promote a shared commitment to the arts. Council members work together to stimulate interest and participation within the arts community. Everyone benefits from the energy of individual and group creativity provided by vibrant arts and educational programs. Annual dues help support administrative activities that encourage and promote our local arts community.
DAC is a 501(c) 3 organization. Membership Dues are only $15/individual and $25/corporate. Dues can easily be paid by clicking on our PayPal button below. Or fill out the form below and mail us a check to:
DAC P.O. Box 352Grand Cane, LA 71032
The DeSoto Arts Council (DAC) is a great way to promote a shared commitment to the arts. Council members work together to stimulate interest and participation within the arts community. Everyone benefits from the energy of individual and group creativity provided by vibrant arts and educational programs. Annual dues help support administrative activities that encourage and promote our local arts community. DAC is a 501(c) 3 organization. Membership Dues are only $15/individual and $25/corporate.
Our physical location is in the Historic Village of Grand Cane, the smallest Cultural District in Louisiana, and we want to be "the art place in your neighborhood." The DeSoto Arts Council, is located in the Hicks-Richardson Building where we share space with the Back Alley Community Theatre, Little Brick Studio with Sophia Tolliver, and Gloria's Sweet & Sassy Boutique.
Your support demonstrates appreciation for the important role the arts play in our lives and our community, and we could not provide these vital services without your generous help! Together, we can make a difference in DeSoto Parish!
Directors are volunteer board members who determine policies, procedures and regulations for the conduct of the arts organization, raise funds and grants funding to support its programs and monitor organizational performance. Members serve three year terms and can be re-elected to serve additional terms. Meetings are generally held monthly.
Mark Poole of Grand Cane
Cindy Williams of Benson
Charlotte Miller of Grand Cane
Carol Paga of Gloster
Gloria Peters of Mansfield
Kathleen Davis of Grand Cane
Jeannie Rogers of Grand Cane
Genie Apperson of Logansport
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Murder Mystery Dinner. Tickets-$20-dinner, dessert & mystery! Call 903-343-9917 for more information.
Grand Cane, LA
Rocky Maddox and Terry Sparks rock the BackAlley stage - with the Classic Band! For tickets call 318-461-0202. In the Village of Grand Cane,...
Tell us about your art! What are your passions. How or where can we see or hear your work?
There are so many ways to get involved in our arts community. Drop us a line to find out about events, volunteer opportunities and fundraisers!
Monday - Friday: By Appointment Only Please