Jazz & Heritage Music Relief Fund - Industry Workers

Deadline: Tuesday, April 6, 12:00 am (CT)

The Jazz & Heritage Music Relief Fund is a statewide relief fund to support Louisiana's Music Industry Workers who have lost income amid the COVID-19 pandemic.   Read More About the Jazz & Heritage Music Relief Fund Here.

The purpose of this grant is to aid Louisiana Music Industry Workers who have lost a significant amount of income due to the shutdown of live events.  The grant is meant support those who have not found supplemental employment and continue to experience economic hardships. 

Music Industry Workers who applied for this fund in 2020 ARE allowed to apply for this new round of funding. Applications for other cultural groups are forthcoming.

After completing this application, you will receive an emailed copy of your application. Please make sure to enter your email address correctly. If this information is not entered correctly, you will not receive important communications regarding the status of your application.  Funding determinations will be made after the deadline has passed.  

PLEASE NOTE: This form does not allow you to save your work. Please be sure to hit the "submit" button when complete.  The form works best in Google Chrome. 


*One application per person. 

*Applicants who don't have access to a computer or internet may call the Jazz & Heritage Relief Line at 504-558-6108 to complete their application over the phone.  Applicants will be prompted to leave a voicemail with their name and phone number.  Applicants will receive a call back within 48 business hours to take their application over the phone.  Questions ?  Email relief@jazzandheritage.org



An eligible applicant for the Jazz & Heritage Music Relief Fund is one who:

  • *is a current Louisiana resident.
  • *is 18 years and older (grant recipient will be responsible for taxes if applicable). 
  • *has a substantial part of their income that is reliant on live music performances.
  • *is a professional music industry worker who has worked for at least one (1) or more years in Louisiana.

*Upon approval of grant funding, a W9 form will be required before the check can be disbursed. 

Click Here: Why do we need a W9 Form from you ?


Ineligible applicants for this grant are:

  • *individuals who are not music industry workers.
  • *Mardi Gras/Black masking Indians, Social Aid & Pleasure club members, Walking groups,  Individuals who are primarily musicians. 
  • *individuals who live outside of Louisiana
  • *is a full time paid employee of the the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation



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