The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, 427 Laurel St., is offering Creative Relief grants to professional artists and nonprofit arts and culture organizations that were adversely affected by the flood.

Individuals and organizations with a history of arts programming whose sites, materials, equipment or collections were damaged in the recent flooding may apply. To be eligible, applicants must be domiciled within the 11-parish region served by Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, which includes Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Point Coupee, St. Helena, Tangipahoa, Washington, West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana parishes. Other eligibility requirements, information and the grant form are available at

An Arts Council-appointed Allocations Committee will determine funding amounts based on eligibility, need and the amount of funds available for distribution.

The deadline for grant applications is Monday, Oct. 31. The Arts Council will send grant notifications and distribute funds by Dec. 1.

For more information, call Liz Goad, director of Economic Development and Human Resources, at (225) 344-8558 ext. 228 or email