Artist Corps New Orleans addresses community needs through music education, nurturing creativity, promoting civic engagement and improving youth achievement while sustaining the musical legacy of our city. Artist Corps New Orleans Fellows are accomplished musicians, embedded in public elementary schools to teach music. They also engage in a variety of music- based community service activities, and create similar service learning opportunities for their students. Fellows receive a modest stipend and health insurance, as well as intensive pedagogic training and mentoring throughout the school year. By matching the skills and gifts of accomplished musicians with the needs of local elementary schools, Artist Corps New Orleans helps build capacity for music education, supports the city’s cultural economy and provides a powerful model for artist-driven service. For more information, visit www.artistcorpsnola.org.
Since 2010, Artist Corps New Orleans has received funding from the following:
- Arts Council of New Orleans
- Crescent Civic Engagement Fund of the Greater New Orleans Foundation
- Fertel Foundation
- The Keller Family Foundation of the Greater New Orleans Foundation
- Music Empowers Foundation
- Music National Service
- Rosamary Foundation
- Ruth U. Fertel Foundation
- Zemurray Foundation
- and by the schools where the Artist Corps Fellows teach.
Support for Artist Corps New Orleans can be made by donating to its fiscal sponsor the National Performance Network (NPN). Click the button below and you will be directed to Network for Good’s Donate Now service. Next to “Program Designation,” click on the drop-down box and select “Artist Corps New Orleans.”
NPN is a recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All contributions support the programming of NPN and the designated programs of the New Orleans Local Network, and are fully tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. All donations are acknowledged by letter. We don’t engage in phone solicitation, nor will we sell or rent your contact information to any third party.