Sustaining New Orleans Culture…
Providing emergency aid to native musicians and culture bearers…
Because our future depends on it!!!
New Orleans musical culture attracts visitors from around the world. Native culture bearers—from musicians to dancers and other performers—have sustained this centuries old heritage for future generations to enjoy. The Covid-19 pandemic [and Katrina before it] has exposed the vulnerability of these individuals, who even in good times can suffer from circumstances beyond their control.
Keep New Orleans Music Alive (KNOMA), a 501c3, provides emergency assistance to those born here or have made New Orleans their home, who live the music of the city where jazz was born.
Sunday, August 2, 2020 at 6 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
Marsalis celebrates Keep NOLA Music Alive with August 2 “Double-Nickel Birthday Bash”, a virtual fundraising performance
Applicants must earn their livelihood substantially through performance in New Orleans and can demonstrate unexpected financial hardship. A written application must be submitted. Grants are made at the discretion of the Board of Directors.