Since 1979, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation has invested the proceeds from Jazz Fest directly into the communiy - in the form of grants - to support projects that reflect the Foundation's mission.
The Foundation is now accepting applications in four categories of the Community Partnership Grants program. For full details, see www.CommunityPartnershipGrants.org.
The deadline to apply is July 16, 2012. Activities funded by these grants must occur between Sept. 1, 2012, and Aug. 31, 2013.
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 nonprofits and educational institutions. Organizations may apply for funding to pay the professional service 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 public K-12 schools. Schools may apply for funding to purchase or repair instruments and other supplies, or to cover part of an arts teacher’s salary.
- Jazz Journey Presenting: Festivals and Concerts in Music and Performing Arts. This category supports new employment for Louisiana performing artists by providing funding to nonprofit organizations that hire Louisiana musicians or other performing artists to perform at cultural events.
- 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 Monday, July 16, 2012.
An informational workshop will be held on Monday, June 25, from 4 pm to 6 pm, to answer questions about eligibility or other issues concerning the Community Partnership Grants application process.
For the guidelines and application forms, please see the Downloads section of the Community Partnership Grants web site here.