previously reported by Where Y'at, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage
Festival and Foundation is offering grants to local New Orleans musicians and
artists. But there's more good news: The deadline to apply for these Community Partnership Grants has
now been extended to August 17, at 11 p.m.
to the Foundation's website, "Arts education programs (in-school and after-school),
presenting organizations, and individual artists with media or documentation
projects related to the Foundation's mission are invited to apply." Since 1979, this program has given
out funds to local artists, but this year, the program plans to spend $1
million in the 2020-2021 cycle.
the door to more artists in need, but also allows the program to provide additional
information to artists. The Foundation is hosting a series of Zoom calls with unique
information on each call. On Wednesday, August 5, there will be two calls: one
for Media and Documentation at 12 p.m., and a call for Louisiana Cultural
Equity Arts (BIPOC) at 6 p.m.
festival will then host two more days of Zoom calls, on Thursday, August 6, and
Friday, August 7. If you miss those sessions, they will be available to stream
after the fact on their webpage. The sessions largely serve to provide
information and answer questions regarding the grant application process.
If given a grant, any musician, artist, or arts organization must complete the funded project between September 1, 2020, and August 31, 2021, and must do so in the state of Louisiana.
For more information, click HERE.