Arts & Humanities Council of Southwest Louisiana
Lake Charles, LA 70601
The Arts and Humanities Council of Southwest Louisiana operates as an umbrella organization supporting over 60 arts and cultural organizations as well as countless artist co-ops, cultural groups and artists working in a multitude of disciplines throughout the region. Recognizing that Louisiana's cultural industry employs the second largest workforce in the state, the Arts Council assists in the development of creative industries as a viable sector of Louisiana's economy. Through a partnership of private and public funding, the Arts Council initiates and coordinates year 'round grant programs and innovate arts events that provide residents and tourists a rich ecosystem of music, food, art, dance, theater and literature which strengthens Southwest Louisiana's economic and cultural foundations.