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Arts Council awarded grant to record oral history of Don Cincone

Don Cincone

The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities awarded a $5,000 Rebirth grant to the Arts Council of Northeast Louisiana to record an oral history of local artist Don Cincone.

The project’s goal is to locate and document all known Cincone works in an online database, and to document Cincone speaking about his works and the inspiration behind them. The project will also support public programming where Louisiana residents can view Cincone’s artwork and interact with the artist.

The first public programming event is An Evening with Don Cincone from 6-8 p.m. November 13 at the Biedenharn Museum and Gardens. Former journalist and current art curator Kay LaFrance-Knight will interview Cincone about four paintings featured in the Biedenharn’s Images of Christ exhibit. Admission is free, but an RSVP is required as space is limited. Guests may call the Biedenharn to reserve their seats.

“I’m lucky I get to view Don’s artwork every day at our office,” said Barry C. Stevens, Arts Council president. “Don is not only a talented painter, but he is one of northeast Louisiana’s treasures. I’m so glad the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities is recognizing his contributions to our state’s arts and culture.”

Cincone was born Don Wills in a sharecropper’s home in Alto, La. in 1936. Denied access to study at Northeast Louisiana University due to segregation, he attended Southern University, joined the Navy, toured Europe and studied the Masters in the great museums and cathedrals while on break. After his service, he moved to California and worked with an art dealer who “renamed” him Don Cincone for marketing purposes. His work was used in the Dick Van Dyke film The Art of Love (in which he was not credited), and his work is featured in personal collections and museums around the nation. He has influenced dozens of young artists in the region, and is revered as a painter, minister, and veteran.

Other public programming activities include a grand re-opening reception of the Arts Council’s collection, a biographic exhibit opening at the Northeast Louisiana Delta African-American Heritage Museum, a screening of The Art of Love during the 2019 Northeast Louisiana Summer Film Series, and an interview focusing on his military service at the Chennault Aviation & Military Museum.

These programs are funded under a grant from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The opinions expressed in the programs do not necessarily represent the views of either the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

About the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council

The Arts Council of Northeast Louisiana seeks to nurture a vibrant regional arts culture through support, promotion and education. The Arts Council of Northeast Louisiana strives to be a transformative force for the community by encouraging a passion for the arts, promoting partnerships and collaboration, and ensuring access to the arts for all. Activities of the Arts Council are supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council. Funding has also been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works.

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DAF Grant Application Period Closes

The Decentralized Arts Funding (DAF) grant application period opens May 1 and closes July 13. Stay tuned for details. To review previous DAF recipients, click here.

Activities of the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council are supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Louisiana State Arts Council, and the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism.

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DAF Grant Application Workshop – Oak Grove

The Arts Council of Northeast Louisiana invites any eligible organization or group to attend a training session on how to apply for a Decentralized Arts Funding (DAF) grant through the Louisiana Division of the Arts. DAF grant applications will now only be submitted online. At this training session, you will learn how to operate the new online application system, and will be able to ask questions regarding projects and grants.

There will be three workshops:

  • May 8, 3-5 p.m.
    Old Post Office Museum
    513 Prairie Street
    Winnsboro, LA 71295
  • May 9, 3-5 p.m.
    West Monroe City Hall
    2305 N. 7th Street
    West Monroe, LA 71291
  • May 10, 3-5 p.m.
    West Carroll Parish Library
    101 Marietta Street
    Oak Grove, LA 71263

The Decentralized Arts Funding (DAF) grant application period opens May 1 and closes July 13. Stay tuned for details. To review previous DAF recipients, click here.

Activities of the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council are supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Louisiana State Arts Council, and the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism.

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DAF Grant Application Workshop – West Monroe

The Arts Council of Northeast Louisiana invites any eligible organization or group to attend a training session on how to apply for a Decentralized Arts Funding (DAF) grant through the Louisiana Division of the Arts. DAF grant applications will now only be submitted online. At this training session, you will learn how to operate the new online application system, and will be able to ask questions regarding projects and grants.

There will be three workshops:

  • May 8, 3-5 p.m.
    Old Post Office Museum
    513 Prairie Street
    Winnsboro, LA 71295
  • May 9, 3-5 p.m.
    West Monroe City Hall
    2305 N. 7th Street
    West Monroe, LA 71291
  • May 10, 3-5 p.m.
    West Carroll Parish Library
    101 Marietta Street
    Oak Grove, LA 71263

The Decentralized Arts Funding (DAF) grant application period opens May 1 and closes July 13. Stay tuned for details. To review previous DAF recipients, click here.

Activities of the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council are supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Louisiana State Arts Council, and the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism.

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DAF Grant Application Workshop – Winnsboro

The Arts Council of Northeast Louisiana invites any eligible organization or group to attend a training session on how to apply for a Decentralized Arts Funding (DAF) grant through the Louisiana Division of the Arts. DAF grant applications will now only be submitted online. At this training session, you will learn how to operate the new online application system, and will be able to ask questions regarding projects and grants.

There will be three workshops:

  • May 8, 3-5 p.m.
    Old Post Office Museum
    513 Prairie Street
    Winnsboro, LA 71295
  • May 9, 3-5 p.m.
    West Monroe City Hall
    2305 N. 7th Street
    West Monroe, LA 71291
  • May 10, 3-5 p.m.
    West Carroll Parish Library
    101 Marietta Street
    Oak Grove, LA 71263

The Decentralized Arts Funding (DAF) grant application period opens May 1 and closes July 13. Stay tuned for details. To review previous DAF recipients, click here.

Activities of the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council are supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Louisiana State Arts Council, and the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism.

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DAF grant application open

DAF grant open

The Louisiana Division of the Arts and the Arts Council of Northeast Louisiana are excited to announce the launch of a statewide grant application system for the Decentralized Arts Funding (DAF) Program. The deadline to apply is July 13 at 5 p.m.

There are two available DAF grants applicants may apply for, the DAF Project Assistance grant or the DAF Organizational Support grant. To review how DAF funds may be spent, how they are allocated, and who is eligible to apply, please view the 2018-2019 DAF Grant Guidelines and Application Instructions. Please note that these guidelines are different from previous DAF guidelines: https://www.crt.state.la.us/Assets/OCD/arts/FY18-19/FY19DAF_GUIDELINES.pdf

The new application system www.mygovernmentonline.org will allow grant applicants to submit DAF Project Assistance and DAF Organizational Support grant applications online. The MyGovernmentOnline software provides convenient online services that will help to facilitate the grant application submittal and application review process.  Furthermore, the MyGovernmentOnline software will allow grant applicants to conveniently track the progress of their application online.

You must create a MyGovernmentOnline customer portal account before you will be able to access the grant application. To create the customer portal account an e-mail address is required along with a primary contact telephone number. Download the MyGovernmentOnline customer portal instructions document at: https://www.crt.state.la.us/Assets/OCD/arts/FY18-19/ApplicationInstructions-AttachmentC.pdf

The instructions will provide direction in creating a free MyGovernmentOnline account and step-by-step instructions on how to submit a grant application.

If further assistance is needed pertaining to the use of the MyGovernmentOnline software, please call the technical support line at 1-866-957-3764, option 1 for assistance.  The MyGovernmentOnline agents are available to assist with any software related questions.

If you have any questions regarding the DAF Grant Program including eligibility, please contact Danielle Kelley Tolbird at the Arts Council of Northeast Louisiana by phone at 318.397.6717 or by email at region8cdc@gmail.com.

The Arts Council will be hosting three DAF workshops for new and returning applicants. All are encouraged to apply to one of the following:

  • May 8, 3-5 p.m.
    Old Post Office Museum
    513 Prairie Street
    Winnsboro, LA 71295
  • May 9, 3-5 p.m.
    West Monroe City Hall
    2305 N. 7th Street
    West Monroe, LA 71291
  • May 10, 3-5 p.m.
    West Carroll Parish Library
    101 Marietta Street
    Oak Grove, LA 71263
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DAF Grant Application Period Opens

The Decentralized Arts Funding (DAF) grant application period opens May 1 and closes July 13. Stay tuned for details. To review previous DAF recipients, click here.

Activities of the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council are supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Louisiana State Arts Council, and the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism.

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Caesar returns home to northeast Louisiana

Caesar returns home

If you missed him at the Monroe Symphony Orchestra, now’s your chance to listen to the smooth baritone voice of Caesar. Caesar, the Nat King Cole baritone singer, will be touring northeast Louisiana rural parishes. See below for the following dates and details:

April 27, 7 p.m.

Lake Providence Country Club
190 LA-134
Lake Providence, LA 71254

Tickets are $25 and include dinner. Call Edith at 318.559.2610 to reserve your seat. This performance is funded in part by a decentralized arts funding grant.

 

April 30, 6 p.m.

Chathum Library
1500 Pine Street
Chathum, LA 71226

This performance in Chathum is free, and food will be available. Provided by the Jackson Parish Library sytem, this performance is funded in part by a decentralized arts funding grant.

 

May 1, 6 p.m.

Lincoln Parish Library
910 N. Trenton Street
Ruston, LA 71270

This performance at the Lincoln Parish Library Event Center is free to the public.

 

May 3, 6 p.m.

Edgewood Plantation
8876 Hwy. 2
Farmerville, LA 71241

Hosted by the Union Parish Museum of History & Art, this performance at the Edgewood Plantation includes dinner. Tickets are $30. Call 318.348.2005 for reservations.

 

May 4, 7 p.m.

Princess Theatre
714 Prairie Street
Winnsboro, LA 71295

Tickets for the Winnsboro performance are $15 for adults, and $10 for children 12 and under. Call 318.435.6299 for reservations.

 

May 5, 7 p.m.

St. Joseph Community House
501 Levee Street
St. Joseph, LA 71366

This performance is free to the public. This performance is funded in part by a decentralized arts funding grant.

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