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.
Culture Bearer definition
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.