Update on our March Grantee – Creative Futures

In March, we gave our first $1000 grant to Creative Futures to train high school students to plan, produce, interview and speak on “Crosstown Conversations,” a show on local radio station, WBOK.

SO, how are our inaugural grantees doing? We recently checked in with them and found out that they hosted an art exhibition at the McKenna Museum last month! Creative Futures gets AROUND! Check it out.

CANO’s Creative Futures, in partnership with John McDonogh High School, connects students to career and educational opportunities in the creative fields. Talented aspiring visual artists from John McDonogh showcased their original pieces at the McKenna Museum during Mothers’ Day Weekend. May 11, 2013. All art work was available for sale. Out of 26 paintings, 18 were sold!… Please support these students by posting positive comments that will encourage them to continue being artists!!

Apply for July!

Every month, Awesome New Orleans gives a $1000 no-strings-attached grant to a project that makes New Orleans more AWESOME. Our giving focus through August is “civic media”… projects that involve spreading information in community. Click here for more info about our giving focus.

Could you be July’s grantee? Apply for a grant today!

This month’s grant cycle ends Monday, June 24, 2013.

Awesome Hours – June 15 @ Community Books!


Come to Awesome Community Hours this Sat (6/15) at Community Book Center on Bayou Road.

Meet June’s grant recipient – Conexiones! And talk to Awesome NOLA trustees about how YOU can receive a $1000 grant for your awesome project!!

Awesome Hours June15