Commission on Cultural Affairs

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The mission of the St. Tammany Commission on Cultural Affairs is to enrich the lives of the citizens of St. Tammany Parish by nurturing, sustaining, and enhancing the arts.

The St. Tammany Commission on Cultural Affairs has many programs and initiatives available to assist arts organizations and non-profit agencies presenting arts programs, so as to foster development of the arts in St. Tammany Parish. We offer programs and initiatives in grants, public art, arts marketing, leadership and organization development, cultural programs, cultural planning and technical assistance. 


St. Tammany Parish President Mike Cooper will honor 10 recipients at the 15th President’s Arts Awards presented by the St. Tammany Commission on Cultural Affairs, Thursday, November 18, 2021, from 5:30-8:30pm at Northshore Technical Community College.

Recipients include:
Performing Artist of the Year - Kenya Lawrence Jackson
Visual Artist of the Year - Mary Monk
Literary Artist of the Year - Dr. Eva Semien Baham
Musical Artist of the Year - Richard "Ricky" Windhorst, III
Culinary Artist of the Year - Jeff Hansell
Patron of the Year - The Lake 94.7
President's Award - Ben Bensen, III
Outstanding Service Award - Stephen B. Cefalu
Native Son - Greg Barnhill
Lifetime Achievement Award - Ron Barthet

RSVP: 15th Annual President’s Arts Awards presented by St. Tammany Parish Commission on Cultural Affairs - Campaign (

Ticket donations benefit the Creative Relief Northshore Fund, an emergency response initiative that provides funding for a wide variety of programs aimed to address the needs of the arts community following an emergency or disaster.


Louisiana Project Grants (LPG) fund project assistance for community-based arts projects that have meaningful community involvement and collaboration with diversity, equity, and inclusion as a priority. Formerly the Decentralized Arts Fund (DAF), these grants seek to support creativity and innovation throughout Region 9 which consists of St. Tammany and St. Bernard Parish. The application is open NOW! Due to Hurricane Ida, the application deadline has been extended through Septemeber 29, 2021 at 11:59pm.

FY22 Louisiana Project Grant Guidelines

CCA hosted an informational workshop on July 29th - Dowlnoad the Presentation




July 20, 2020                     
September 2, 2020
September 24, 2020
November 5, 2020
December 3, 2020
January 7, 2021
February 11, 2021
March 11, 2021
April 15, 2021
May 13, 2021
June 17, 2021 - Meeting Cancelled
July 29, 2021
August 10, 2021 at 5pm
September 14, 2021 at 5pm
October 12, 2021 at 5pm - Special Location

If you are an artist or arts organization that has been impacted by Hurricane Ida, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to report your losses and see how Creative Relief Northshore can help.
External Reources:
Northshore Community Foundation - Hurricane Ida Emergency Relief Fund
Restore St. Tammany
FEMA Government and Non-Profit Assistance
SBA Disaster Loan Assistance
Louisiana Economic Development Hurricane Resources
Gottlieb Foundation

Make a donation to Creative Relief Northshore to help the artists and arts and culutral oragnizations in their recovery. Through Creative Relief, the Commission on Cultural Affairs will identify artists and arts organizations who have lost or incurred damage as a result of a disaster or emergency. Financial contributions to this effort will provide artists and arts organizations with immediate assistance in their time of need.

LA COVID-19 Arts Impact Survey
SBA Disaster Loan Assistance
LA Workforce Commission: COVID-19 Response
The Louisiana Small Business Development Center SBA Disaster Loan & CARES Act Webinars
Arts Council of Greater BR - Creative Relief Page 
GNO Inc. Corona Virus Updates and Resources
Americans for the Arts  COVID-19 Resource page
NEA COVID-19 Resources for Artists and Arts Organizations
Artwork COVID-19 Resource Page
Creative Collective – COVID-19 Resource and Info Page
The Blues Foundation Hart Fund
Creative Capital 
Cerf+ for Individual Artists
CDC Coronavirus Key Facts
CDC Coronavirus Managing Anxiety and Stress

The St. Tammany Commission on Cultural Affairs is an agency of the St. Tammany Parish Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism and is 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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    Mandeville, LA 70471

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