Exhibition photo of House Not For Sale. 360 degree view of the exhibition space

Announcing Platforms 2021-2022 Recipients

Antenna, Ashé and Junebug are excited to announce this year’s Platforms Fund awardees! This is the first funding cycle since the pivot to Creative Response funding in 2020-21. Our biggest year yet, $129,000 has been awarded to over 50 fantastic community projects in the New Orleans region. 

The Platforms Fund is a collaborative effort of Antenna, Ashé Cultural Art Center, Junebug and the Andy Warhol Foundation. The Andy Warhol Foundation 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 32 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 Alabama, Albuquerque, Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Knoxville, New Orleans, Newark, Oklahoma, Omaha, Philadelphia, Phoenix & Tucson (AZ), Portland (OR), Portland (ME), Providence, Raleigh & Greensboro (NC), Saint Louis, San Francisco, San Juan, PR, Seattle, and Washington D.C.

Applications for the 2022-2023 Funding Cycle will open in June.

Platforms Project Implementation

For this grant cycle Platforms awarded 23 projects with  grants ranging from $3,500 – $5,000.

AL Davis Park Mural :: by Ivan Watkins
Banana Land :: by Gabrielle Garcia Steib and Antonia Zennaro
Black and Blue Comics #1 :: by Black and Blue Story Project
Black Life Response : FIRE! :: by BLR Collective members (Nathalie Nia Faulk, Simone Himmelstein-Sasson , Ra Malika Imhotep, kara Lynch, Hannah Pepper, Ron Ragin, Nyx Zierhut)
BLERDFEST! 2022 :: by The BLERD! Collective
Bugs and Blooms :: by Jo Farley, Katie Fronek, Will Reinhardt, Aron Chang, Courtney Egan
Community Clay Project :: by Maisha Joshua, Meghan Johnson, Ali Rex, Glynnis Ritchie
Commuted :: by Danielle Metz, Nailah Jefferson
Creating Ink from Petrochemical Waste: Materially Recombining Legacies of Injustice to Envision New Futures :: by Hannah Chalew with Gail LeBeouf of Inclusive Louisiana
Estado de los Unidos Y La Migración del Arte :: by Tania M. Vidal
House NOT For Sale NOLA : A Docu-Series :: by Christine “Cfreedom” Brown
Kimati: a Film about Bayou Choupic :: by Jeffery U. Darensbourg
re:FRAME: Five Solos :: by Ann Glaviano, Jeremy Guyton, Ryuta Iwashita, Shannon Stewart, Meryl Murman, Yanina Orellana
Requiem for a Stranger :: by Vagabond Inventions and Renee Benson
SEEING BLACK—Photography in New Orleans 1840 and Beyond :: by Kalamu ya Salaam and Eric Waters
The Abolitionist’s Sanctuary :: by jackie sumell
The Cultural Family of New Orleans’ Economy Hall :: by Fatima Shaik
The History of Lincoln Beach :: by Janet Tobias
The Last Days of the Hummingbird Grill :: by Rick Delaup
Unidentified Woman Vocalist :: by Crystal Efemmes – Vanessa Centeno, Robyn LeRoy-Evans, Cristina Molina, Ryn Wilson
UNITED STATES OF AMNESIA: from Fugitive Slave Act to Zero Tolerance Policy :: by José Torres-Tama & ArteFuturo Prodcutions
Untitled Lusher School Documentary :: by Zac Manuel, Chris Haney
Wading Room Gallery :: by Ryn Wilson and Peter Hoffman

Platforms Research and Development

For this grant cycle, Platforms has awarded 28 projects with Research and Development grants in the amount of $1500 each.

Allison “Big Chief Tootie” Montana Festival :: by Darryl Montana
Birding in America: An Augury :: by Lee Deigaard, Elizabeth Gross and Norah Lovell
Black Film Festival of New Orleans :: by Gian Smith
Canopies :: by Stephen Montalvo, Nikki Ummel
Flip the Switch: Illuminating the Power of Nature :: by Natasha Sanchez
From Nigeria to New Orleans :: by Ifátùmínínú Bamgbàlà Arẹ̀sà
Haiti in the Heart of NOLA – Vodou and Folkloric Dance :: by Monique Moss and Peniel Guerrier
Inspire the Youth Cultural Arts Fest :: by Nicolas Holmes
Iranian Hillbilly :: by Andy Sarjahani
Katrina Andry
Le Code Noir :: by Tommye Myrick / Voices in the Dark Repertory Theatre Company
Learn as if You’ll Live Forever: The Biography of Ronnie Moore :: by Ronnie Moore, Annie Phoenix
New Orleans Black Zine : A Black Perspective on Culture, Art and Food in New Orleans :: by Dean Gagé
Pan Caribbean Center of New Orleans :: by Tomas Montoya
PIA-NOLA Public Pianos “Pianos Inspiring Art New Orleans” :: by Adam Lozoya, Alana Dyhrkopp, Kalli Padgett
Plague Doctor of New Orleans :: by Maroon Queen Cherice Harrison-Nelson
Prelude :: by Miles Labat
Project Resurgence: Phase 1 :: by Delaney George of Laneslense
Reality Breaker (formerly known as New Orleans Latinx Exchange) :: by MILAGROS, Poncili Creación
Sacred Journey: A Living Museum :: by Ausettua AmorAmenkum, Menhati Singleton, and Dahlia El-Shafei
Shatter :: by Rebecca Allen and Stephen Montalvo
Space to Breathe Collective
The Fashion Ball :: by Lana Meyon
The Incubator
the Shore:in/SIGHT :: by paris cyan cian
Unreal City :: by Jana Fredricks and Ned Moore
Vantage Points :: by Sasha Solodukhina, Sarah VanDerMeer
Water Box :: by Camille Lenain



Featured Image Credit: Christine “CFreedom” Brown – House NOT For Sale NOLA