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October 25, 2022 | Out of City of New Orleans

New Orleans Tourism and Cultural Fund announces library partnership, program statistics and upcoming Elevation Series

NEW ORLEANS — Mayor LaToya Cantrell will join the New Orleans Tourism and Cultural Fund (NOTCF) at the New Orleans Public Library (NOPL) on Wednesday, October 26 to introduce a newly formed partnership with NOPL. Updates on grants awarded to date and details for the upcoming Elevation Series training will be made available to all business owners for participation before the end of the year.

NOTCF will work with NOPL to launch a newly formed collaboration. Five library locations, including the main library, Rosa F. Keller, Algiers Regional, East New Orleans Regional, and Nora Navra, will be locations for the interactive signage created to showcase NOTCF’s programs and resources. With NOPL’s offerings and connection to the communities they serve, several key opportunities are expected to emerge from this partnership.

“As a public library, it is our duty to serve all residents and visitors by providing free access to the information and resources they need. We are excited to partner with NOTCF to provide important resources to New Orleans’ cultural leaders,” he said Emily Painton, NOPL Chief Executive and City Librarian.

NOTCF will also provide quarterly updates on grants awarded, programs initiated and partnerships established. Since NOTCF’s inception, 552 grants totaling over $5.5 million have been awarded.

“Historical reinvestment in local cultural industries and cultural artists is reaping dividends for our artists and the strategic construction of creative infrastructure through technology – the cultural technology,” said Lisa D. Alexis, President and CEO of NOTCF.

This quarter, NOTCF reaffirmed its commitment to the economy by sponsoring the Fried Chicken Festival and the NOLA x NOLA music series. The establishment of new partnerships and the maintenance of existing ones strengthen the cultural economy of our city. One of NOTCF’s established partnerships with K. Allen Consulting resulted in the creation of The Elevation Series, which provides culture providers with the tools necessary to grow their business through the workshops offered.

On Saturday, October 29th, another free personal workshop, Make your small business more accessible, is offered to all companies that want to start the new year. Attendees will learn how to grow their business and improve the customer experience. This training will be held on the City Park campus of Delgado Community College (615 City Park Ave.) from 9:30am to 11:00am in Building 8. Registration is required. Interested parties can register for the workshop here.

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