Platforms Fund 2021-2022 Application Deadline Extended to Aug 6

The Platforms Fund is a collaborative effort of AntennaAshé Cultural Art Center, and Junebug Productions to provide support for the development and presentation of self-organized artistic projects in and around New Orleans. The Platforms Fund seeks to emphasize New Orleans’ historical characteristics of creativity, collaboration, and resiliency, while pushing the boundaries of where community engagement and the dissemination of creative ideas can intersect. The Platforms Fund will provide grants of up to $10,000 to a diverse array of artist-driven projects that are ambitious, accessible, and experimental in nature. It is our hope that projects that receive support expand the arts ecosystem of the New Orleans region by charting unmapped territory in the structures and production of artistic projects.

The Platforms Fund is part of a growing national network of regional re-granting programs supported by the Andy Warhol Foundation including: Alternative Exposure (San Francisco, California), The Idea Fund (Houston, Texas), The Precipice Fund (Portland, Oregon), The Propeller Fund (Chicago, Illinois), Rocket Grants (Kansas City, Missouri), WaveMaker Grants (Miami, Florida), and the Kindling Fund (Portland, Maine). The Foundation aims to support the independent creative activity of artists by partnering with leading artist-centered, visual arts organizations across the country. Collaborations like the Platforms Fund allow the Foundation to reach a sizable population of informal, non-incorporated artist-initiated endeavors.

Important Dates

  • EXTENDED, August 6, 2021: Application Deadline
  • Wednesday, September 15, 2021: Selections Announced

Funded projects must commence between September 15, 2021 and September 15, 2022

2021-2022 Public Information Sessions:

  • Platforms Fund Public Info Session 1
    Thursday, June 17, 6PM
     (Virtual, hosted by Antenna)
    Click here for Zoom link.
  • Platforms Fund Public Info Session 2
    Thursday, July 1
     (In-person at Ashé Cultural Arts Center)
    Location:   Ashé Cultural Arts Center
    1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd, New Orleans
    Time: [5:30] – 6:30 pm
  • Platforms Fund Public Info Session 3
    Thursday, July 15, 6PM (Virtual, hosted by Junebug Productions)
    Click here for Zoom link.

Visit for more info and to apply today!