Community Outreach Tickets

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Community Outreach Tickets

Community Outreach Tickets

Providing free Jazz Fest tickets to those who otherwise wouldn't be able to afford to attend the festival.

2018 COMMUNITY OUTREACH TICKETS
Deadline to apply is March 5

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation supports community involvement in the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell by distributing thousands of free tickets to the world–famous festival of local music and culture.

As it has for many years, the Foundation’s Community Outreach Tickets program makes free Jazz Fest tickets available to those who otherwise could not afford to attend the festival. Tickets are distributed through nonprofit social service organizations that provide direct, ongoing services to low-income residents of Louisiana. These may include educational, religious, government and community agencies – but only those that provide direct, ongoing services to low-income clients.

To apply for tickets USE THIS NEW ONLINE APPLICATION FORM. Only one application per organization. View the full guidelines here or in the Downloads section below.

Community Outreach tickets are distributed according to strict guidelines. They may not be sold, used for fund–raising or given as gifts or incentives to current or former employees, board members, volunteers, business clients and the like. Commercial enterprises and individuals are not eligible to apply. Only applications that adhere to our guidelines will be considered.

Eligible Recipients:
• Nonprofit organizations within the state of Louisiana that provide direct, ongoing social services to low-income residents of Louisiana; must provide proof of federal 501(c)(3) or Louisiana nonprofit status; 501(c)(4) social welfare organizations are not eligible
• Religious organizations (with proof of nonprofit status) that provide direct, ongoing social services to low-income residents of Louisiana
• Public and non-profit private schools offering grades 9-12 (with proof of nonprofit status and letter signed by the head of school)
• Government agencies that provide direct services to low-income residents (with letter on official stationery)

Note: Only organizations in Louisiana are eligible to apply.

High schools may apply for Community Outreach Tickets to be used by students as rewards for good grades or outstanding behavior. Schools for pre–kindergarten through eighth graders can make arrangements to attend Jazz Fest through a separate program, School Day at the Fest. For information, please call (504) 410-4100 or send an email to kidsday@nojazzfest.com.

New This Year:
• Only agencies that provide direct, ongoing social services to low-income Louisiana residents may apply
• Only organizations whose nonprofit status is current and in good standing may apply
• High schools may apply for tickets to give to students as rewards for good grades or outstanding behavior

Not Eligible:
• Offices of elected officials and their staff members
• Fraternal organizations or other social/benevolent groups that do not provide direct, ongoing social services to low-income individuals
• Business development organizations or associations
• Nonprofits that only provide arts or other educational programming and do not provide direct, ongoing social services to low-income individuals
• Booster clubs or fundraising arms of nonprofit organizations
• Organizations that charge clients a fee or tuition for services

2018 APPLICATION FORM AND GUIDELINES
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation is now accepting applications for Community Outreach Tickets for the 2018 Jazz Fest.

Please carefully read the guidelines posted in the Downloads section below.

Then please complete the ONLINE APPLICATION FORM USING THIS LINK. Online applications are greatly preferred and strongly encouraged.

Those not able to access the online application form may use the Word document applicaiton form which is availabe from the Jazz & Heritage Foundation office.

Only one application per organization will be accepted.

The deadline for applications is 11 p.m. on Monday, March 5.

All applications must be accompanied by a letter on the applying organization's stationery signed by the chief executive officer as well as proof of federal 501(c)3 nonprofit status (a letter from the IRS) or proof of State of Louisiana nonprofit status.

Those approved for tickets will be notified via email. Those awarded tickets may pick them up from the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center (1225 N. Rampart Street) on April 11 and April 12, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tickets not picked up during that time will be forfeited.

Questions?
Contact the Programs Department of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation by calling (504) 558-6103, or by sending email to: programs@jazzandheritage.org.

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