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About Us

New Orleans Tourism
and Cultural Fund

The mission of the New Orleans Tourism and Cultural Fund is to support cultural industries and culture bearers of the City of New Orleans through partnerships, grants, and programs to advance sustainable tourism.

Our non-profit economic development corporation is dedicated to strengthening New Orleans culture-bearers with resources that uplift the city’s traditions and aid the evolution of skills, knowledge, and ideas into goods, services, and places that support our local cultural economy and tourism offerings.

Individuals and organizations who align with this mission are encouraged to apply for funding.

Our Core Values

We seek to impact our team and community through partnerships, grants, programs, and trainings to drive tourism, sustain our unique culture and to grow our knowledge.

We operate with integrity because we recognize the value it brings to building partnerships and earning the trust of the community.

We collaborate with team members and community partners to effectively advance the mission of NOTCF and to share our skills and expertise.

Our passion motivates us to whole-heartedly support our cultural artists and team members with the intention of believing we all can make a difference in this world.

We aim to empower our team and cultural ecosystem to build capacity, increase self-confidence and to resolve challenges.

Culture Bearer definition

NOTCF recognizes culture bearers as both the traditional New Orleans cultural creatives and cultural entities that fuel tourism by creating experiences that make New Orleans a vibrant city.


What We Fund

Workshops, trainings, and conferences that build cultural economy capacity in cultural non-profits, neighborhood organizations, and cultural businesses.

Events with creative and cultural components. Funds can be used for paying musicians or other performers, attracting tourists, or other activities that will directly impact either cultural workers or attract sales for art and cultural vendors.


Who We Fund

  • State and federal 501(c)3 nonprofits.
  • For-profit businesses licensed with the City and State that are in good standing.
  • Individuals, such as artists, who have secured a fiscal agent such as a nonprofit.