The Getty Foundation has established a special fund of $2 million to assist visual arts organizations in New Orleans as they recover from the impact of Hurricane Katrina and the subsequent flooding. (While this special fund has been designed to provide concentrated assistance in New Orleans, the Foundation will also consider support through its regular grant categories for other organizations in the region damaged by the storm.) Within the Fund for New Orleans, the areas of grant support are described below. Grants will range from $5,000-$250,000 depending on the scope of the project and size of the organization. Only non-profit, charitable, tax-exempt organizations may apply.
Conservation Grants are designed to assist non-profit organizations in New Orleans in caring for their art collections, archives, historic buildings and landscapes damaged as a result of the storm and the floods.
Transition planning grants are aimed at strengthening non-profit visual arts organizations in New Orleans as they respond to the changing environment for the arts in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.