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Funding: Catapult Fund
Deadline July 15, 2014.

The Catapult Fund seeks applications from arts- and culture-based businesses in Louisiana. Applicants tell us about their businesses idea, explain why it fills a void in our cultural economy and show why they need the training and access to funding.

Eligible businesses are those whose main area of focus is in one or more of the following: Dance, Theater, Music, Film, Visual art, Digital media, Design, Culinary, Literary, Fashion.

Nine to 12 business owners will be accepted into the "Catapult Boot Camp" - a nine-session program, over an eight week period, of business development training that will focus on: Credit, Budgeting, Marketing,Social Media, Financing, Accounting, Bookkeeping, Networking, Insurance.

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Funding: New Orleans Theatre Association
Ongoing deadline

New Orleans Theatre Association is seeking to fund or contribute to programs in the metropolitan New Orleans community that focus on any aspect of the theatrical arts. Eligible projects might include panel discussions, a lecture or lecture series, workshops for the general public or special interest groups (young people; professional training for members of the local theater community), and event participants (festival or convention attendees). Funding for theatrical events in area High Schools demonstrating particular need is of special interest to NOTA.

Most grants tend to be in the $1,000 to $10,000 range, but there is no preset maximum amount for an award. NOTA will strongly favor grants to organizations which match our funding with their own.

For more information, please visit www.neworleanstheatreassociation.com.
 
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Funding: Foundation for Entertainment Development & Education.
Deadline May 16, 2014

The Foundation for Entertainment Development and Education, Inc. is a 501 C-3 non-profit organization created in 1990 to fund projects and programs that acknowledge the profound importance of the performing arts to the culture and economy of the New Orleans area. The Foundation recognizes and supports activities that nurture talented youth and offer continuing
education to professionals, or otherwise improve and enhance the future of the performing arts in our region. The focus for grants has been education in music, theatre and dance.

For more information, please visit http://www.bestofneworleans.com/fede2014 
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1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art.
Deadline May 28, 2014

The Gibbes Museum of Art is accepting applications for the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art. The prize is awarded annually to acknowledge an artist whose work demonstrates the highest level of artistic achievement in any medium while contributing to a new understanding of art in the South. Prize is $10,000.

For more information, please visit www.1858prize.org
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Funding: Guggengeim Fellowships
Deadline: September 19, 2014.

These fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation are awarded to further the development of artists by assisting them in the creation in any of the arts. Fellowships are awarded to fine/visual artists, The foundation understands the performing arts to be those in which an individual interprets work created by others. Accordingly, the foundation will provide fellowships to composers but not conductors, singers, or instrumentalists; choreographers but not dancers; filmmakers, playwrights, and performance artists who create their own work but not actors or theater directors.

For more information, please visit www.gf.org 
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Johnson prize for African American Artists
Deadline September 15, 2014

The Johnson Prize is awarded annually to an early career African-American artist working in the areas of painting, photography, sculpture, printmaking, installation, and/or new genres. For award purposes, "early career" is a flexible term that should be interpreted liberally to include artists who have finished their academic work within twelve years from the year that the prize is awarded. The 2014 Johnson Prize recipient will receive $25,000. The winner will be announced in December 2014

For more information, please visit www.whjohnsongrant.org/whjform/ 
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Funding for Photographers: Open Society Foundation
Deadline July 8, 2014

he Open Society Documentary Photography Project is soliciting calls for the 2014 Audience Engagement Grant Program.
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Funding: Target Arts, Culture & Design in Schools
Deadline: April 30, 2014

Grants of $2,000 to schools and nonprofit organizations that bring arts and cultural experiences directly to K-12 students via in-school performances, artist-in-residency programs, workshops, etc. Programs must take place between September 2013 and August 2014. Applicant must be K-12 educational institution or 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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Brimstone Award for Applied Storytelling
Deadline April 30, 2014

The National Storytelling Network is accepting applications for the 2014 Brimstone Award for Applied Storytelling for projects that promote understanding of the ways storytelling can promote change in individuals and communities.

Grants of $5,000 will be awarded in support of storytelling projects that are service-oriented, based in a community or local organization, and replicable in other places and situations. Projects should have impact beyond their own communities, organizations, or clients, inspiring excellence in applied storytelling work and communicating to new audiences the humanitarian possibilities of storytelling.

For more information, please visit http://storynet.org/grants/brimstone.html 
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Funding for nonprofit music ensembles
Deadline April 1, 2014

The Amphion Foundation was established in 1987 to encourage the performance of contemporary concert music, particularly by American composers, through support to performing and presenting organizations that have demonstrated sustained artistic excellence.

To that end, the foundation accepts applications from nonprofit performing ensembles, presenters, and music service organizations for general operating support or support for special projects.

Typically, the program awards grants of up to $7,500, although larger grants may be awarded to larger performing organizations with an extraordinary commitment to contemporary concert music or a particularly significant project.

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