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Community Partnership Grants - Applications Being Accepted Now

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation is now accepting applications in four categories of Community Partnership Grants: two for education programs (in-school and after-school/summer); one for documenting Louisiana's indigenous culture or creating new works; and one for cultural events presented by nonprofit organizations. The deadline to apply is July 26.
  
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 2013-2014 grant cycle.

The deadline to apply is July 26. Activities funded by these grants must occur between Sept. 1, 2013, and Aug. 31, 2014.

The four categories now open are:
• Jazz & Heritage After-School and Summer Education Programs in Music, Arts and Cultural Traditions. This category supports after-school and summer arts education programs offered by Louisiana nonprofits and K-12 schools. Organizations may apply for funding to pay the fees of the artists or educators who do the instruction.
• Jazz & Heritage In-School Education Programs in Music, Arts and Cultural Traditions. This category supports in-school music and arts education at Louisiana K-12 public schools. Schools may apply for funding to purchase or repair instruments and other supplies for music and art programs that occur as part of the regular school day.
• Jazz Journey Presenting: Festivals and Concerts in Music and Performing Arts. This category supports employment for Louisiana performing artists by providing funding to Louisiana nonprofit organizations that hire them for cultural events in the state.
• Jazz & Heritage Archive: Documentation and Preservation. This category supports the creation or exhibition of art works that document or interpret the indigenous culture of Louisiana.

The deadline to apply for each of these grants is Friday, July 26, 2013.

For the guidelines and application forms, please see the Downloads section of the Community Partnership Grants web site here.

QUESTIONS? OPEN WORKSHOPS TO ANSWER THEM
As in years past, we will host workshops to answer questions about the grants process and what programs or activities may qualify. These will take place on Monday, June 24, and Monday, July 8, both starting at 5 p.m. They will take place at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, 1205 N. Rampart Street, New Orleans, LA 70116.

Meanwhile, feel free to contact the Programs Department with questions by sending an email here, or by calling (504) 558-6100.

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation, Inc.