The Catapult Fund, a new grant program that encourages small cultural businesses to take the next step in their growth and development, is sponsored by New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation, Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation, Ashé Cultural Arts Center, Capital One Bank, and the Louisiana Small Business Development Center.
Out of 89 applications the following small cultural businesses were recently chosen:
Our 12 finalists will now participate in the Catapult Boot Camp, a 9-session, 8-week business development facilitated by Capital One Bank. During this training, the applicants will learn business strategies and create a business plan. Following completion of this training, applicants will submit business plans for funding consideration and a total of $50,000 will be awarded.
Selected Applicants Will Gain:
Catapult Fund 2014 is a pilot program. Hopefully our partners will repeat the program in 2015.
So NOW is the time to start thinking about your eligibility!
*Eligible businesses are those whose main area of focus is in one or more of the following:
The primary mission of LCEF is to be a catalyst for the development and enhancement of the distinct cultural industries of Louisiana by promoting the economic health and quality of life of our cultural economy workforce. The Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation (LCEF) was launched as a result of then Lieutenant Governor Mitchell J. Landrieu’s Cultural […]