Commission on Cultural Affairs

Commission on Cultural Affairs

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 is the local arts agency and humanities commission of St. Tammany Parish and one of nine regional arts councils in the State of Lousisiana. As such, the 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 our Parish and region. We offer programs and initiatives in grants, public art, arts marketing, leadership and organization development, cultural programs, cultural planning and technical assistance.  


Every year, after carefully reviewing nominations, the Commission on Cultural Affairs and the Parish President select recipients in 10 categories to be recognized for their outstanding artistic achievements and contributions to the community.

Click Here to nominate an artist, organization or arts patron!



The Louisiana Project Grant Program (LPG) provides a system for funding arts projects in all regions of the State by giving artists, non-profits, schools, and local government agencies in each region the opportunity to develop arts projects that meet local needs. The St. Tammany Parish Commission on Cultural Affairs administers the program as the Regional Arts Council for Region 9 which includes St. Tammany and St. Bernard parishes.The FY24 application period is now open. Grant awards will be announced in August 2024. See Arts Grants for more info.


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Agenda: May 16, 2023 - 5pm

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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  • Administrative Complex
    21490 Koop Dr.
    Mandeville, LA 70471

    Hours of Operation:
    Monday through Friday
    8:00am to 4:30pm