The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation Community Partnership Grants program deadline is coming up May 15. The Foundation is offering grants of up to $5,000 in four categories. The four categories now open are:
- Jazz & Heritage In-School Education Programs in Music, Arts and Cultural Traditions. This category supports arts education in the schools by funding music and arts instruction that takes place at Louisiana K-12 schools during the regular school day. Schools (public or private) may apply for money to pay for instruments/instrument repair, sheet music, visual art supplies or other needed materials to support arts instruction as part of the school's curriculum. Only one application per school is allowed. READ THE GUIDELINES HERE.
- Jazz & Heritage After-School and Summer Education Programs in Music, Arts and Cultural Traditions. This category supports after-school and summer educational arts programs offered by nonprofit organizations and Louisiana K-12 schools. Organizations may apply for money only to pay the professional service fees of the artists or educators who provide arts instruction. READ THE GUIDELINES HERE.
- Jazz & Heritage Presenting: Festivals and Concerts in Music and Performing Arts. This category supports employment for Louisiana performing artists by providing funding to Louisiana-based nonprofit arts organizations to help cover the cost of hiring Louisiana-based performers for festivals or other public cultural events in the state. Only arts-based nonprofits in Louisiana may apply. READ THE GUIDELINES HERE.
- Jazz & Heritage Archive: Documentation and Preservation. This category supports the creation, documentation or exhibition of art works that reflect, interpret, document or preserve the indigenous culture of Louisiana. Individuals and non-profits may apply. Priority will be given to Louisiana-based applicants. READ THE GUIDELINES HERE.
Access the online application portal by clicking HERE.
Complete information, including more extensive guidelines, is available at the Jazz & Heritage Foundation's Community Partnership Grants page. This is worth reading carefully-- certain mistakes can disqualify your application and there have been some significant guideline changes from previous years.
In the 2016-17 cycle, the Foundation awarded more than $700,000 in funding to area schools, festivals, and archiving efforts.