SUPPORTING THE ARTS THROUGHOUT THE NEW ORLEANS AND GULF SOUTH AREA
Founded in 1984, the New Orleans Theatre Association (NOTA) is now the leading local presenter of touring Broadway productions and other performing presentations in the New Orleans area. NOTA works together with producers and promoters to present first-class cultural offerings, and in doing so, ensures the citizens of the New Orleans and the Gulf South the opportunity to experience the very finest in the performing-arts entertainment.
100% of revenues generated by NOTA activities are channeled back into the local community in the form of grants and other support for a wide variety of qualified cultural, educational, and arts-based organizations and events. Our aim is to promote and develop skills and abilities in the fields of music, dance, theatre, and all related arts.
JANUARY 2021 UPDATE REGARDING GRANTS AND THE CORONA VIRUS
NOTA’s activities, like those of all other nonprofits, institutions, and businesses, was affected by circumstances related to COVID-19. We suspended accepting grant applications during the last half of 2020, but committed to reevaluating our position early in 2021. Here is a status report.
If your arts organization was awarded a NOTA grant in 2020 for activities or performances that were postponed or re-scheduled, please notify us when your project moves forward in 2021. If the project for which funding was received is canceled altogether, those funds must be returned to NOTA.
Beginning in February, 2021, we will again begin accepting grant applications. We assume that most arts activities will be virtual for several months, at least until the vaccine is in widespread use. Based on our experience, funding such virtual events tends to be at a lower monetary level. In addition, please remember that NOTA’s ability to support arts projects is based on Broadway shows that appear at the Saenger Theatre. Such shows, of course, have been suspended for now.
Thank you for your interest in NOTA, and we look forward to supporting your organization in reopening our cultural community when circumstances permit.