Art: Engagement: Change Making

The Platforms Fund is a collaborative effort of Antenna, Ashé Cultural Art Center, and the Andy Warhol Foundation. The Regional Regranting Program was established in 2007 to recognize and support the movement of independently organized, public-facing, artist-centered activity that animates local and regional art scenes but that lies beyond the reach of traditional funding sources. The program is administered by non-profit visual art centers across the United States that work in partnership with the Foundation to fund artists’ experimental projects and collaborative undertakings.

The 35 regranting programs provide grants of up to $10,000 for the creation and presentation of new work. Programs are developed and facilitated by organizations in Albuquerque (NM), Atlanta (GA), Baltimore (MD), Boston (MA), Buffalo (NY), Chicago (IL), Cleveland (OH), Denver (CO), Detroit (MI), Honolulu (HI), Houston (TX), Indianapolis (IN), Kansas City (MO), Knoxville (TN), Rapid City (SD), Los Angeles (CA), Miami (FL), Milwaukee (WI), Minneapolis (MN), Mobile (AL), New Orleans (LA), Newark (NJ), Oklahoma City (OK), Omaha (NE), Philadelphia (PA), Tucson (AZ), Portland (ME), Portland (OR), Providence (RI), Raleigh (NC), Saint Louis (MO), San Francisco (CA), San Juan (PR), Seattle (WA), and Washington, DC.

Project grants of up to $10,000 and research grants of  $1500 are awarded annually to New Orleans based individual and collective artists, and collaborative art groups in support of new and innovative artistic commissions that take place outside the museum or gallery walls, within the public realm, or in a non-traditional exhibition environment. Grants are awarded to projects that best exemplify an attention to the histories, communities, and ecologies of the region and their (trans)national implications, while reimagining visual artmaking for social change.

Please read the full guidelines before completing your application to determine eligibility. 


The 2024-25 Platforms Fund application will be open June 1st – June 30th 2024. Join us for the following information and application support sessions:




Antenna Info Session 1

Wednesday May 22 at 5:30

Location: In person at Antenna, online via Zoom

3718 St. Claude Ave

New Orleans, LA 70117


Antenna Info Session 2

Wednesday May 29 at 5:30

Location: In person at Antenna, online via Zoom

3718 St. Claude Ave

New Orleans, LA 70117




Platforms Application Support Session 1

Wednesday June 5, 6-7 pm

Location: Virtual, Hosted by Antenna


Platforms Application Support Session 2

Wednesday June 12th at 6 pm

Location: Antenna

3718 St. Claude Ave

New Orleans, LA 70117


If you are unable to make these information and/or application support sessions, drop in sessions are available on Thursdays and Fridays from 1-5 upon request. Email to schedule an appointment.