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The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation is the nonprofit that owns the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell. The Foundation uses the proceeds from Jazz Fest for year-round programs in education, economic development and cultural enrichment.
Each year we manage numerous programs to promote and support Louisiana culture. Many of these programs are open to the public through a competitive application process.  This site is where you can access our application forms and submit applications to participate in our programs.  You will be asked to create a user account, fill in forms and upload all of the required documents for a complete application.
You may fill out your application at your own pace, save your work and come back to it later, and edit your application until you are ready to click the "submit" button. We suggest you use an updated version of Chrome or Firefox as the website is browser-sensitive.
Community Partnership Grants

Application Assistance Workshops
We will host two workshops to answer questions about the Community Partnership Grants program, the categories and guidelines, and the online applicaiton form. These will be held:

Monday, April 15, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. - RSVP HERE
Wednesday, May 8, 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. - RSVP HERE

Both workshops will be held in the auditorium of the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center, located at 1225 N. Rampart Street, New Orleans, LA 70116. Parking is available in the lot behind the building.  These workshops are free and open to the public. Please use the links above to let us know you plan to attend.


Archive Fellowship 2018-2019
Fellowship Purpose
The Jazz & Heritage Fellowships are intended for people who have already demonstrated a remarkable capacity to document cultural and artistic aspects of New Orleans and/or Louisiana, through productive scholarship via public presentations, publications, or exhibitions.
Applicants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the Jazz & Heritage Archive’s resources by either visiting the Archive or speaking with the Archivists.
Applicants can be either a MA or Ph.D. candidate, academic scholar or an independent scholar with a considerable record of achievement.

Instructions For Submitting an Application
Step 1: Make an Account or Sign In
Need an Account? Click the “Sign Up” button on the right to create an account using your email.
You will be asked to select a grant category from a drop-down menu. However, you will have other opportunities to submit an application in a different category if you prefer.
After you sign up, check your email for an account activation link. You should receive the email within a couple of minutes. Make sure to type your email correctly!
Already have an account? "Sign In” on the right side of this page, using your email address and password to access your profile.
Once logged in, you will be taken to a Home Page, where you will be able to see the status of any “submissions,” or applications that you may have started. Or you will be able to create a new one.

Step 2: Complete the online application form
If you have previously started an application, you will see it listed in the “Your Tasks” section. To continue working on these applications, click on “continue.”
If you have not previously started an application, the “Your Tasks” section will not appear on your screen.
To start a new application, see the section “Create A New Submission.” Select the grant category you want from the drop-down menu and click on “Get Started.”
When you get to your user account’s Home Page, click on the application name or “Start” to begin work on your application.
If you want to save your work and finish it later, complete any items on the page you are currently viewing, then click on “Save and Continue Editing,” and then log out. You will be able to resume work on the application the next time you log in.

Step 3: Submit Your Application
When your application is complete and ready to submit, it will be listed as “Complete” on your user account Home Page.
When you have finished working on your application, you must submit it in order for it to be considered for review. Your application will not be complete until you click on the “Submit Full Application” button from your user account’s home page.
To submit your application, click on the grey button that says “Submit (Grant Category Name).”
After you have submitted your application, you can look at it from your user account Home Page. Click on “View.” From there, you will be able to down load it for your files.  Your application will not be complete until you click on the “Submit Full Application” button from your user account’s home page.

Cancelling Your Application
If you want to cancel you application for any reason – like if you want to apply in a different category – it’s easy to do. From your user account Home Page,  on the button at the bottom right that says “Withdraw Submission.”  
If you choose this option, please also send an email to to make sure we know to mark the application as withdrawn.

For questions about the Catapult Fund, Community Partnership Grants and/or other programs of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, please contact You may also call us by phone at (504) 558-6103 or (504) 558-6108.  Questions about the Archive Fellowship should be directed to the Jazz & Heritage Archive.  Please call 504-558-6138. 

If you have any technical questions about how to use the site, please contact contact and the software application providers can help address your questions.