The Ella Project has been approved for $25,000 Grants for Arts Projects award to support our pro bono legal services and our Music Business Intensive workshop series. This project will provide pro bono legal services to at least 200 moderate income Louisiana artists in the matters of copyright, trademark, licensing, contract creation, and for profit and nonprofit incorporation, and other legal matters. This grant additionally supports our seven week Music Business Intensive workshop series, which will launch in Fall 2021.
Spearheaded by Ella Project alum and local attorney Bri Whetstone, the Music Business Intensive takes independent musicians through the phases of developing their artistic career, with sessions focusing on contracts and copyright, music publishing, working with Performing Rights Organizations, festivals and touring, publicity, and more. Look for more information on the Intensive later in the year.
The Ella Project’s project is among 1,073 projects across America totaling nearly $25 million that were selected during this first round of fiscal year 2021 funding in the Grants for Arts Projects funding category.
“The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support this project from The Ella Project,” said Arts Endowment Acting Chairman Ann Eilers. “The Ella Project is among the arts organizations across the country that have demonstrated creativity, excellence, and resilience during this very challenging year.”
We’re thrilled to have support again this year from the Arts Endowment. Congratulations to the 15 other Louisiana arts organizations funded in this round. We know that as arts and culture continues its rebirth, support from the Arts Endowment is incredibly important to continue to support our beloved Louisiana culture.
For more information on projects included in the Arts Endowment grant announcement, visit arts.gov/news.