The Platforms Fund is a collaborative effort of Antenna, Ashé Cultural Art Center, Junebug Productions and the Andy Warhol Foundation. The Andy Warhol Foundation Regional Regranting Program was established in 2007 to recognize and support the movement of independently organized, public-facing, artist-centered activity that animates local and regional art scenes but that lies beyond the reach of traditional funding sources. From an outstanding round of applicants, jurors selected the following projects to be funded.
PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION GRANTEES
Legacy of Central City Can Inspire The Youth Mix and Create Series :: Nicolas “Central City Nick” Holmes
In Her Shoes :: CJ Gassam and Carl Harrison Jr.
The Tchoupitoulas Street Floodwall Mural: The Neighborhood Bars Panel :: Jamar Pierre
Haiti in the Heart of NOLA: Vodou and Folkloric Dance :: Monique Moss
Doomscrolling :: Leroy’s Place
NOLA Thru My Eyes :: Babydoll Kit and Linda A. Reno
Cecelia Pedescleaux: The History of an African American Quilter :: Cecelia T. Pedescleaux & Cheka B. Pedescleaux
The New Orleans Slave Trade, Voices of the Enslaved in 2 Parts :: Laura Tennyson
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT GRANTEES
Strange Inheritance | Ryan Leitner
Not Willing To Lose Myself: a burnt offering | Burnt Offerings, L3C
The Place We Keep | Virginia Hanusik
Space to Breathe
Enba: Gulf South Sounds from Below | Les Cenelles
Cosmic Deputy | Weenta Girmay
Women’s Work Roundtable : Scenes From The Front Lines | Diana Shortez and The Baby Factory
Louisiana Flood Stories: St. Bernard | Lauren Ashlee Messina and Andre Messina
We Have Always Been Here | Reclaiming Cooperativism
Platforms Fund would to thank the panel of jurors: Ron Bechet, Kayla Coleman, L. Kasimu Harris, Elizabeth Withstandley, Sha’Condria Sibley.