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Railroad Museum gets new grant

The Arts Council of SWLA announced the grant awards for the 2014-2015 Calcasieu Parish Police Jury Arts Funding Grant. This competitive grant program is funded annually by the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury and administered by the Arts Council, and it expands the accessibility of the arts by providing arts organizations and community groups the opportunity to develop arts programming within Calcasieu Parish.

Fifteen grants were awarded to projects and organizations in Calcasieu Parish, including Dancing Classrooms, Dr. F. G. Bulber Youth Orchestra, Cajun Food & Music Festival, MusicMakers2U, Friends of Central School, DeQuincy Railroad Museum, BayouCon 2014, Imperial Calcasieu Museum, Lake Charles Civic Ballet, Culture Fest Louisiana, DownTown Lake Charles Crawfish Fest, Lake Charles Film & Music Fest, Children’s Theatre Company, Bayou Writers’ Group, and Brimstone Historical Society.

The Arts Council also provides qualitative grant administration for the Louisiana Division of the Arts, the City of Lake Charles, and the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The Arts Council operates as an umbrella organization to arts and cultural initiatives and organizations in Southwest Louisiana and is housed in the Central School Arts & Humanities Center.

For more information on the Arts Council’s services and programs, visit www.artsandhumanitiesswla.org or call 439-2787.

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