Funding Levels:

  • Please note, we are currently only accepting applications for Open NOLA Venue grants and mini-grants.

Open NOLA Grants

A maximum of $6,000

$2,000 for PPE and personnel costs and up to $4,000 for entertainment bookings

Designed to support the re-opening and on-going efforts of entertainment venues. Grant funds can be used for PPE and personnel costs to ensure compliance with recent COVID-19 protocols of checking vaccination status and negative COVID tests.

Level 1

$ 1 – $ 2,500 Minigrant

For smaller projects and program support that are focused on smaller communities with limited scopes and periods, such as a single creative production or single community event.

Level 2

$ 2,501 – $ 10,000

For mid-level projects and programs that reach a larger audience, train a sub-section of cultural bearers/cultural workers for specific tasks over a limited period, support larger community events with a broader impact on the cultural economy.

Level 3

$ 10,001 – $ 20,000

For larger scale projects and programs that stretch over a larger time period, reach a wide audience, train a class of culture bearer/worker in multiple skills, larger multi-community/city-wide events.


Grant Terms and Conditions

The New Orleans Tourism and Cultural Fund (NOTCF) requires adherence to certain terms and conditions in order for an application to be considered for funding.

WHY MEASURE ECONOMIC IMPACT AND SUSTAINABILITY? Currently, the Hotel Occupancy Privilege Tax is the only source of revenue for NOTCF. This tax is generated when hotel rooms in the New Orleans area are occupied. Positive economic impact for the City of New Orleans has the potential to drive the Hotel Occupancy taxes and therefore, allow NOTCF to support events at higher levels each year. Sustainability measures allow organizers and the NOTCF applicant review committee to consider the long-term view of the organization and any potential challenges an organizer might face with an event. Consideration of challenges allows the organizers to develop plans to mitigate those challenges so that an event can be executed successfully.

NOTCF Grants as of September 2021

Name of GrantName of EventAmount
615 Toulouse Management

Toulouse Theatre

$6,000.00
Algiers Economic Development Foundation
Algiers Bonfire and Concert
$2,500.00
Amistad Research Center
Cultural Competency MBONGI: Congo to Congo Square
$17,750.00
Baldwin and Co. LLC

Book Fair – Books on Books

$60,000.00
Blato Zato LLC
Blato Community Concert
$2,500.00
Carmouche Performing Arts Academy

Carmouche Performing Arts Academy

$6,000.00
Carver Theatre Productions
A Star is Born Summer Performance Camp 2021
$9,000.00
Creole Wild West

Big Chief Howard Miller

$2,500.00
Denise Augustine dba Our Sacred Stories

Our Sacred Stories

$20,000.00
Festivals for Good
2021 Fried Chicken Festival
$35,000.00
French Quarter Festival, Inc.
2021 FQF Support
$250,000.00
Friends of a Studio in the Woods

Studio in the Woods Grant

$6,000.00
George and Leah McKenna Museum of African American Art

TRUTH-telling with OUR Narrative

$20,000.00
Gloria’s Garden
Gloria’s Garden
$18,750.00
Goat in the Road Productions
The House Productions
$8,000.00
Good Food, Good Times LLC
Live Oak grant
$6,000.00
Guardian Institute
Education Outreach Project Support
$2,500.00
Kentucky Street LLC
The Recording Booth Project
$6,750.00
Krewe of Red Beans
Aaliyah Lawson (minor)
$1,500.00
Krewe of Red Beans
Aaron Hartley (Indian Grant)
$2,500.00
Krewe of Red Beans
Alex Riley
$2,500.00
Krewe of Red Beans
Alphonse Feliciana, IV
$2,500.00
Krewe of Red Beans
Alphonse Robair
$2,500.00
Krewe of Red Beans
Anika Fleming
$2,500.00
Krewe of Red Beans
Anita Oubre
$1,950.00
Krewe of Red Beans
Ansel Augstine
$2,500.00
Krewe of Red Beans
Bakari Blackman
$2,500.00
Krewe of Red Beans
Bentley Young (minor)
$1,500.00
Krewe of Red Beans
Brian Banks
$2,500.00
Krewe of Red Beans
Cardell Patterson
$2,500.00
Krewe of Red Beans
Carol Harris
$2,500.00
Krewe of Red Beans
Cheryl Riley
$2,500.00
Krewe of Red Beans
Christina Bragg
$2,500.00
Krewe of Red Beans
Clifton Nelson
$2,500.00
Krewe of Red Beans
Damien Robinson (minor)
$1,500.00
Krewe of Red Beans
Denice Smith
$2,500.00
Krewe of Red Beans
Duane Cruse
$2,500.00
Krewe of Red Beans
Elenora Brown
$2,500.00
Krewe of Red Beans
Eric Gordon
$2,500.00
Krewe of Red Beans
Feed the Secondline Project
$20,000.00
Krewe of Red Beans
Hayden Anderson
$2,500.00
Krewe of Red Beans
Herbert Motton
$2,500.00
Krewe of Red Beans
Horace Anderson
$2,500.00
Krewe of Red Beans
Irvin Ussin
$2,500.00
Krewe of Red Beans
Jeremy Lacen
$2,500.00
Krewe of Red Beans
Jeremy Stevenson
$2,500.00
Krewe of Red Beans
Jesse Carter
$2,500.00
Krewe of Red Beans
Justin Harris
$2,500.00
Krewe of Red Beans
Karl Watson
$2,500.00
Krewe of Red Beans
Keith Scott
$2,500.00
Krewe of Red Beans
Kendell Trapagnier
$1,685.00
Krewe of Red Beans
Roderick Sylvas
$2,500.00
Krewe of Red Beans
Ryaan James (minor)
$1,500.00
Krewe of Red Beans
Theris Valdery
$2,500.00
Krewe of Red Beans
Tonya Johnson
$2,500.00
Krewe of Red Beans
Travis Carter
$2,500.00
Krewe of Red Beans
Troy Young
$2,500.00
Krewe of Red Beans
Tyrone Stevenson
$2,500.00
Krewe of Red Beans
Vernon Martin
$2,490.00
Krewe of Red Beans
Victoria Spotts
$2,500.00
Krewe of Red Beans
Walter Fair
$2,500.00
Krewe of Red Beans

Remy Johnson

$2,500.00
Krewe of Red Beans

Roy Johnson

$2,500.00
Krewe of Red Beans

Rondell Tenner

$2,500.00
Krewe of Red Beans

Charlie Tenner

$2,500.00
Krewe of Red Beans

Robert Stevenson

$2,500.00
Louisiana Museum of African American History
Hidden History Cultural Symposium & School Tours
$20,000.00
Make Music NOLA
After School Programs and Performances at Bell Artspace Campus
$15,000.00
Marigny Opera House
New Orleans Jazz Nutcracker Support
$10,000.00
Moonrise Entertainment
Geaux Live Tonight Project
$30,000.00
Mor Yay Music LLC.

Gasa Gasa

$6,000.00
Music and Culture Coalition of New Orleans Nonprofit Corporation
Blind Duet Podcast
$2,500.00
Music and Culture Coalition of New Orleans Nonprofit Corporation
Financial Literacy Workshop
$8,850.00
National Performance Network
J. Pierre, Artist/N.O International Muralists
$20,000.00
New Orleans African American Museum of Art History and Culture

NOAAM Community Reading Room

$20,000.00
New Orleans Design, Development & Manufacture LLC

Professional Training/Education/Internships

$20,000.00
New Orleans Jazz Centennial Celebration
Nickel A Dance Support
$4,800.00
New Orleans Sound Observatory
The Shape of Jazz to Come
$10,000.00
New Orleans Super Bowl Host Committee
Super Bowl 2025
$175,000.00
North American Song Competition Foundation
2021 Cutting Edge Conference
$20,000.00
Offbeat, Inc
Offbeat Magazine “Louisiana Music Masters” Series
$4,000.00
Original New Orleans Lady Buckjumpers
Annual Secondline Parade
$3,500.00
Preservation Hall Foundation
Music Venue
$6,000.00
Preservation Hall Foundation
The Rhythm and Blues Legacy
$11,340.00
Project Revolution
L.O.C.A.L.S Fest
$3,500.00
ricRack, Inc
Repurposing Mardi Gras
$6,500.00
St. Josephine Consultants
NOLA Zydeco Festival
$20,000.00
Tekrema Center & Art & Culture
Dance Forever! Conference
$20,000.00
Tennessee Williams Theatre Company
For Whom the Belle Tolls Production Support
$10,000.00
The Gallery at 2128 LLC.

NOLA Art Bar

$3,750.00
Tres Doux Foundation
Beignet Festival 2021
$15,000.00
U. S. Biennial
Prospect 5 Grant Award
$20,000.00
Vybes International Group
59th Jamaican Independence Day Support
$2,500.00

TOTAL GRANTS ISSUED AS OF 9.30.2021

$ 1,099,615.00

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Ready to Apply?

Please refer to the links below to print out, read, and complete your application. Please submit your application by emailing grants@notcf.com with “Funding Proposal” and your project name in the subject line. You may also submit a printed copy of your application via postal mail to: 

Attn: Grants Review Committee
NOTCF
2020 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70130


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