As 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.
According 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.
This opens 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.
The 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.
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