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Apply Now for Community Partnership Grants

Class Got Brass
Students from Edna Karr High at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation's Class Got Brass competition.

From the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation:

Community Partnership Grants Now Open

The deadline is August 1 to apply for funding from the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation through our Community Partnership Grants program. We've got a new emphasis on funding music and art programs at Louisiana K-12 schools. See below for full details.

Community Partnership Grants - 2014-2015 Grant Cycle

Since 1979, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation has invested the proceeds from Jazz Fest directly into the community with grants to fund projects that support the Foundation's mission.

The Foundation is now accepting applications in four categories of the Community Partnership Grants program for the 2014-2015 grant cycle.

The deadline to apply is August 1. Activities funded by these grants must occur between Sept. 1, 2014, and Aug. 31, 2015.

The four categories now open are:

  • Jazz & Heritage In-School Education Programs in Music, Arts and Cultural Traditions. This category supports music and arts instruction that takes place at Louisiana K-12 schools during the regular school day. Schools may apply for money to pay for instruments/instrument repair, sheet music, art supplies or other needed materials. Only one application per school is allowed.
  • 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 will do the instruction.
  • Jazz Journey 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 that hire Louisiana-based musicians or other performing artists to perform at cultural events in the state. Only arts-based organizations in Louisiana may apply.
  • Jazz & Heritage Archive: Documentation and Preservation. This category supports the creation, documentation or exhibition of art works that document or interpret the indigenous culture of Louisiana. Individuals and non-profits may apply. Priority will be given to Louisiana-based applicants.


Click here for more on this program, including application forms, rules, and information on workshops on the process.

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