New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation “Catapult” Fund Program

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation is partnering with four organizations to create new program called Catapult Fund. This program will provide Louisiana entrepreneurs in the arts with access to funding and business training. The Catapult Fund is seeking applications from local arts and culture-based businesses. Applicants should explain their business idea and why it fills a void in Louisiana’s cultural economy. Once applications are received, nine to twelve business owners will be accepted into a “Catapult Boot Camp” where they will be educated on how to run a business successfully and draft a high-quality business plan suitable for seeking investments or loans. Those who complete the training will submit these business plans to the partners for funding consideration. The Catapult Fund will aware a total of $50,000 in grants to the best plans. The deadline to apply is July 15, 2014.