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Call For Artists

Call For Artists

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation will be opening our new George & Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center this December. With the generous support of the Helis Foundation, artworks that reflect the music and culture of Louisiana will be purchased or commissioned to be on exhibition in the Center.

Artworks selected will be displayed on the walls throughout the Center and must be created by artists living and working in Louisiana.

Interested artists are invited to submit existing work and/or a proposal of work(s) they would create for the project by completing the application form at


Please note: In order to apply you must create a Call For Entry profile, and then upload images to your "portfolio." If you are proposing a commission, you must upload a sketch.

The deadline for submitting an application is Friday, October 10, 2014.

Eligibility: Open to professional artists living in Louisiana.
Medium: painting, photography, printmaking, sculptural work suitable for wall installation.
Application deadline: October 10 by 5 pm.

If you are proposing a commissioned work, please describe the piece(s), including subject matter, medium and approximate size. Also describe the relationship between the proposed commissioned piece and the images in your application.

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation is the nonprofit organization that owns the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell. The Foundation uses the proceeds from Jazz Fest, and other funds, for year-round programs in education, economic development and cultural enrichment. For more about the Foundation, please visit our web site.

The Helis Foundation is a Louisiana private foundation funded by the William Helis Family. Enriching the cultural life of New Orleans, the Diana Helis Henry and Adrienne Helis Malvin Art Funds of The Helis Foundation sustain, provide free admission to, and acquire works of art for institutions throughout the Greater New Orleans region. The foundation also underwrites and invests in major exhibitions and projects, including the Poydras Corridor Sculpture Exhibition, Prospect.3’s “Basquiat and the Bayou” (scheduled for late 2014), the Enrique Alferez Sculpture Garden in City Park’s Botanical Gardens (scheduled for 2015) and the Contemporary Art Center's "Thirty Americans” exhibition in 2014.

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