The Platforms Fund will distribute $67,000 in grants in 2018.

The Platforms Fund, a collaborative effort of AntennaAshé Cultural Arts Center, and Pelican Bomb in partnership with the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, is excited to announce its 2018–19 cycle. The Fund will distribute a total of $67,000 in grants to a diverse array of artist-driven projects that are ambitious, accessible, and experimental in nature. To foster experimentation, the Fund will continue to grant project awards of up to $5,000, plus $1,500 research-and-development grants for projects in their earliest stages. Research-and-development grantees will be eligible to apply for up to $3,500 additional funds in the next grant cycle to help actualize their projects.

Projects should:

-Exemplify core values of creativity, collaboration, or resiliency
-Develop an innovative or unconventional approach to an idea
-Benefit others outside of the applicant(s)
Applications are due January 31, 2018We encourage anyone interested to attend at least one of the public info sessions. Note that most successful applicants have attended at least one public info session or asked questions directly to fund organizers (contact info at the bottom of the site).
Public Info Sessions:
Wednesday, December 13, 5:30 pm
Public Information Session: “Ethical and Effective Grantwriting for Platforms and Beyond”
Pelican Bomb Gallery X
1612 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard
New Orleans, LA 70113

Thursday, January 11, 7 pm
Public Information Session: “The Anatomy of a Budget”
Antenna’s Paper Machine
6330 St. Claude Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70117

Tuesday, January 23, 6 pm
Public Information Session: Budget Workshop
Ashé Cultural Arts Center
1712 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard
New Orleans, LA 70113

Image from Joseph Makkos’ Changing Landscapes: A Digital Map Archive of the Gulf Coast, 2017-18 Platforms Fund Grantee.


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