Save Cite des Arts

We are in Trouble!  Cite des Arts has been open for 18 years and have had some lean years, but never like this!  We have survived so far due to the patience and generosity of our landlords and the formulation of a payment plan, but if we don’t raise $40,000 there is a strong possibility that we will have to close our doors!  We owe back rent and are struggling to pay utilities and the one salary that we do have.
We have had one production since the pandemic started and due to restrictions, we were only able to have less than full capacity.  This has not only hit Cite des Arts but all the actors and directors from our community that utilize our space.
We have productions from 2020 that are ready to go including our new Cajun Christmas Carol that we are hoping to make an annual event and tradition for families.  We also have plans for a big fundraiser in the Fall of 2021.  But this does not help us now.
Can you help us?  Again, we are trying to raise $40,000 for back rent and other ongoing expenses until we can begin providing the community with productions and all the other wonderful events to which our local artists contribute.

More information about Cité des Arts:

Cite de Arts is a recognized incubator for the arts. We support local visual artists, writers, musicians, filmmakers, dancers, actors, directors, and producers in our community. We appreciate all who have mentored other artists, taught classes, and shared their talents with others. And we are truly grateful for all of you who have visited exhibits, taken classes, participated in festivals here, attended shows, and volunteered at Cite des Arts over the years.

You can learn more about us on our website: 
or our Facebook page.
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    • $50 
    • 4 mos
  • Sarah Dai 
    • $20 
    • 8 mos
  • Jason Petitjean 
    • $50 
    • 8 mos
  • Matthew Titsworth 
    • $50 
    • 8 mos
  • Elise Hanks 
    • $20 
    • 8 mos
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Teresa Streva 
Lafayette, LA
Cité des Arts 
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