Community Partnership Grants
2022-2023 Grant Recipients
Since 1979, the Jazz & Heritage Foundation has invested proceeds from the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell directly into the community with grants to fund projects that support the foundation’s mission. Over the last ten years, over $10 million has been awarded in Community Partnership Grants.
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation has awarded $1.4 million in Community Partnership Grants. Overall, 87% of applicants were awarded grants of up to $5,000. As always, the Foundation funded mission-aligned funds projects: music and arts education, documentation of Louisiana cultural traditions, and presentation of local artists and performers.
2022-2023 Grant Statistics
- More than 500 Louisiana organizations, creatives, and culture bearers received a Community Partnership Grant.
- 100% of the Education In-School applicants received funding.
- Applications were received from all over Louisiana- from Caddo Parish all the way to Plaquemines parish.
- This year, awarded grants ranged from $1000 to $5,000; the average grant award was $3,000.
- The budget for the Community Partnership Grants program has increased steadily each year since 2011-2012, when it was $265,000. Prior to Hurricane Katrina, grants were awarded every other year, and the budget for each cycle was only $125,000.
The Donald Harrison, Sr. Museum is a small community based one. The continuous support of the Jazz & Heritage Festival Foundation has been immeasurable in the museum’s ability to document, preserve, and present the indigenous cultural expressions of New Orleans to diverse audiences. We are most grateful for the funding of projects and programs that serve elders and children. Additionally, the application and reporting process are obviously designed to be inclusive and not burdensome to organizations and individuals who are from and work in communities that birth and nurture the unique cultural expressions that make New Orleans, New OrleansBIG QUEEN CHERICE HARRISON-NELSON
Final Report Forms
2022-2023 Community Partnership Grant Recipients
Education In-School grants were awarded to schools providing arts instruction as part of the school day.
|Music||John F. Kennedy High School||New Orleans|
|Music||Golden Meadow Middle School||Golden Meadow|
|Music||McMain Secondary School||New Orleans|
|Media Arts/ Film||Jefferson Virtual High School||Jefferson|
|Visual Arts, Photography||Riverside Elementary||Pearl River|
|Visual Arts, Photography||Pointe Coupee School System||New Roads|
|Visual Arts, Photography||NOLA Nature School||New Orleans|
|Theatre||Bayou Lacombe Middle School||Lacombe|
|Theatre||George Washington Carver High School||New Orleans|
|Theatre||Warren Easton Charter High School||New Orleans|
Education After-School grants were awarded to non-profits that present after-school and summer educational programs in the arts.
|Creative Writing and Literature||By Grace||New Orleans|
|Culinary Arts||Son Of A Saint||New Orleans|
|Dance||Artivism Dance Theatre||New Orleans|
|Dance||Chosen Vessels Dance and Performing Arts, Inc||New Orleans|
|Dance||Dancing Grounds||New Orleans|
|Dance||Friends of NORD, Inc.||New Orleans|
|Music||Familias Unidas en Accion||New Orleans|
|Music||Kids’ Orchestra||Baton Rouge|
|Music||The Master’s Touch Youth Academy||Ponchatoula|
|Cultural Heritage, Folklife||Creole Wild West||New Orleans|
Jazz & Heritage Presenting grants were awarded to Louisiana-based non-profit arts organizations that present festivals and other cultural events and hire local performers.
|Cultural Heritage||Louisiana Children’s Museum||New Orleans|
|Cultural Heritage||Bayou Regional Arts Council||Houma|
|Dance||Culu Childrens Traditional African Dance Company||New Orleans|
|Dance||Mélange Dance Company||New Orleans|
|Music Concert||Black Men of Labor, Inc||New Orleans|
|Music Concert||Acadiana Center for the Arts||Lafayette|
|Music Festival||Baton Rouge Blues Festival||Baton Rouge|
|Music Festival||Gentilly Fest||New Orleans|
|Music Performance Series||Jazz in the Park||New Orleans|
|Music Performance Series||Ecos Latinos Performance Series||New Orleans|
Louisiana Cultural Equity Arts grants were awarded to Louisiana-based non-profit organizations, artists and others who create new artistic works or otherwise document or exhibit art works that reflect, interpret, document or preserve the indigenous culture of Louisiana.
|Archiving, Web, Oral, Podcasts||Ecole Pointe-au-Chien; Pointe-au-Chien Indian Tribe||“L’Ecole Pointe-au-Chien: From Segregation to Self-Determination”|
|Archiving, Web, Oral, Podcasts||Geovane Paiva Santos||The Griot Series|
|Art Creation||Jamar Pierre||“Piano Greats of New Orleans,” A mural celebrating James Booker on the Tchoupitoulas Floodwall|
|Art Creation||Solomon Mason||Stilt Walking: An Artist’s Contemporary Dance|
|Documentation||Denise Augustine||Stoop Sitting and Storytelling with Our Elders|
|Film||Robert M Palms||Joe Hall’s Creole Music Legacy|
|Exhibition / Performance||Pass It On||Pass It On – Open Mic|
|Exhibition / Performance||Titos Sompa||From Kongo to Kongo Square|
|Music Recording||Alfred Banks||YesterMonth (Album)|
|Music Recording||Max Moran||Max Moran & Neospectric: Ecce Homo|
Media & Documentation grants were awarded to Louisiana-based non-profit organizations, artists and others who create new artistic works or otherwise document or exhibit art works that reflect, interpret, document or preserve the indigenous culture of Louisiana.
|Archiving/Web/Oral||Denise Frazier||Les Cenelles: Digital Asset Management and Research/ Education Repository|
|Archiving/Web/Oral||Amistad Research Center||Preserving New Orleans Music History in the Jason Berry Papers|
|Documentation||Cecelia T Pedescleaux||Cecelia Pedescleaux: The History of an African American Quilter|
|Documentation||Kevin McCaffrey||Year By Year History of Jazz Fest Book|
|Art Creation||New Orleans Airlift Inc||Liberation Vibrations: Spirit House|
|Exhibition/Performance||Andrew Wiseman||The Voodoo Chronicles: A Musical Journey|
|Exhibition/Performance||Opelousas Museum & Interpretive Center||Free People of Color in St. Landry Parish from 1700 to 1865|
|Exhibition/Performance||Shaka Zulu||New Orleans Voices of Congo Square|
|Film||Leo Sacks||A Taste of Heaven: The Ecstatic Song & Gospel of Maestro Raymond Anthony Myles|
|Music Recording||Erica Falls||Erica Falls Live Recording|