NEW ORLEANS (June 16, 2020) – The Ogden Museum of Southern Art has been chosen as a recipient for an emergency relief grant provided by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities’ Louisiana Culture Care Fund. The Louisiana Culture Care Fund is a new grant program providing emergency relief funding to humanities organizations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding for the grant was generously provided by The Helis Foundation, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and Josef Sternberg Memorial Foundation. Initial funding was provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the federal CARES act.
To date, the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH) has awarded more than $450,000 in grants to 50 humanities organizations in 19 parishes. The Ogden Museum of Southern Art will receive support in the amount of $10,000 designated for operational expenses, including staff retention and utilities.
“We are extremely grateful to Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, as well as the continued support of The Helis Foundation, for their generous financial contributions to the Museum during these challenging times,” said William Pittman Andrews, Ogden Museum Executive Director. “This award will help ensure that Ogden Museum remains a strong cultural presence within the community.”
Applications for the Louisiana Cultural Care Fund are open now through June 30, or until funds are expended. Grants are reviewed and awarded on a rolling basis, and are available to 501(c)(3) non-profit cultural organizations in Louisiana with a strong humanities focus, such as museums, historic sites and archives, as well as the state’s diverse array of humanities-focused media, festivals and more.
For more information regarding the Ogden Museum’s emergency relief funding provided through the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities’ Louisiana Culture Care Fund, please contact Samantha Scoggins at email@example.com.
ABOUT OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART
Located in the vibrant Warehouse Arts District of downtown New Orleans, Louisiana since 1999, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art welcomes 85,000 visitors annually to experience and learn about the artists and art movements of the American South. It is home to a collection of more than four thousand works, making it the largest and most comprehensive repository dedicated to Southern art in the nation, with particular strength in the genres of Self-Taught art, Regionalism, photography and contemporary art. The Museum is further recognized for its original exhibitions, public events and educational programs, which examine the development of visual art alongside Southern traditions of music, literature and local craft. Museum admission is free on Thursdays for Louisiana residents, courtesy of The Helis Foundation. The Museum is located at 925 Camp Street, New Orleans Louisiana 70130. For more information, visit www.ogdenmuseum.org.