What We Do
Tipitina’s Foundation supports Louisiana and New Orleans’ irreplaceable music community and preserves the state’s unique musical cultures through its four main programs:
- Instruments A Comin’, an ongoing program that has placed millions of dollars worth of musical instruments in Louisiana school band programs.
- Sunday Youth Music Workshops, an ongoing series of workshops where students of all ages play and learn with some of the region’s best musicians on the legendary stage at Tipitina’s Uptown club.
- Tipitina’s Internship Program, an after-school jazz and digital recording program under the artistic direction of Donald Harrison, Jr.
- Tipitina’s Music Office Co-Ops, a statewide network of workforce development and job skills training centers for musicians, filmmakers, and other media professionals.
Programming supported in part by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation & Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council. Funding has also been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a Federal agency.
Additional support provided by William H. Donner Foundation
Who We Are
Tipitina’s Foundation supports Louisiana and New Orleans’ irreplaceable music community and preserves the state’s unique musical cultures. The Foundation grew out of the Tipitina’s music venue, a revered New Orleans cultural icon that continues to be instrumental in the development and promotion of Louisiana music around the world. Tipitina’s Foundation was established to promote childhood music education, the professional development of adult musicians, and the increased profile and viability of Louisiana music as a cultural, educational, and economic resource.
Tipitina’s Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 2003 that works diligently to uplift the music community of Louisiana through educational programs and musician support services. Through these efforts, Tipitina’s Foundation is preserving the musical cultures of Louisiana.
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