Call for Submissions: The Platforms Fund

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The Platforms Fund provides grants of up to $5000 for artist-driven projects in the New Orleans area.

The Platforms Fund, a collaborative effort of Antenna, Ashé Cultural Arts Center, and Pelican Bomb, in partnership with the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, is excited to announce an expansion of awards for the 2018–19 cycle. The Fund will distribute a total of up to $67,000 in grants to a diverse array of artist-driven projects in the New Orleans area that are ambitious, accessible, and experimental in nature.

To foster experimentation, the Fund will continue to grant project awards of up to $5000 and research-and-development grants of $1500 for projects in their earliest stages. Research-and-development grantees will be eligible to apply for up to $3500 in additional funds in the next grant cycle to help actualize their projects.

The Platforms Fund gives preference to projects that achieve one or more of the following:

  • 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, 2018, before 11:59 pm. For more information about the Platforms Fund, eligibility, and application materials, visit


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