Louisiana Culturepreneur Fund invests in our state's creative endeavors

Lousiana’s

If you are an individual or small business in the arts, cultural, music, culinary or creative industries located in the Greater New Orleans and Acadiana areas, the Fund offers accessible capital and business training. Loan funds can be used in many ways to support your business — from marketing and advertising to purchasing equipment and supplies, to building your capacity to create long-term projects.

Create your own masterpiece. Get festival ready. Grow your business.

Take your creative endeavors to the next level with the Louisiana Culturepreneur Fund.

Apply for a loan of up to $10,000.*

The Louisiana Culturepreneur Fund — a partnership of the Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation, the Louisiana Small Business Development Center, Foundation for Louisiana and Capital One — is a helping hand to those who keep our culture alive.

If you are an individual or small business in the arts, cultural, music, culinary or creative industries located in the Greater New Orleans and Acadiana areas, the Fund offers accessible capital and business training. Loan funds can be used in many ways to support your business — from marketing and advertising to purchasing equipment and supplies, to building your capacity to create long-term projects.

(*Loans are provided of up to $10,000 for qualified individuals and businesses, for terms of up to 36 months.)

Applicants must be located in the Greater New Orleans and Acadiana regions.*

See basic eligibility criteria below:

FOR INDIVIDUALS:
• Must have been in business for at least one year
• Must be a creator within the cultural industries
• Must be able to demonstrate a track record of 
receiving compensation for their work that constitutes at least 25% of annual income

FOR CULTURAL BUSINESSES:
• Must operate within the cultural industries
• Must have been registered with the Secretary of State’s office for at least one year
• Must have gross business income of less than $500,000

Download the application here

*Eligible parishes include: Orleans, Jefferson, Terrebonne, Lafourche, St. Charles, St. Bernard, St. John the Baptist, Plaquemines, Assumption, St. James, Lafayette, St. Landry, Iberia, Acadia, Vermilion, St. Martin, St. Mary, and Evangeline.

Sponsors for this project: Foundation for Louisiana, Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation, Capitol One, Louisiana Small Business Development Center

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