New Orleans, Louisana Arts and Artists

Relief Fund (NOLA ARTS)

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Fund is still active 2007. The need is still acute!

See Roselyn's letter on general information page for update.

Resources and Links

Boston and Cambridge area artists and musicians have begun to organize benefit events and activities to raise funds for New Orleans Artists and Musicians who have been devastated by hurricane Katrina. Community Arts Advocates will provide the nonprofit support and structure for the efforts and donations. Our fundraising focus will be instruments, props, supplies and funds for street performers and street artists. Artist can make specific requests which will be published on the Wish List page.

A donation form is located here and can be downloaded as a printable pdf file. Funds will be sent to New Orleans Musicians Clinic, Preservation Hall, Jazz Foundation of America, and individual New Orleans street performers after a review by an independent committee.

New Orleans Musicians Clinic which gives free medical care to musicians is a good charity.

The New Orleans Musicians' Clinic (NOMC) has relocated to:


Acadiana Symphony Office

412 Travis St., Lafayette, LA. 70503

Michelle Gegenheimer NOMC Adm. Dir,

(504) 415-3514 email:


Kathy Richard

Healthcare for Musicians Coordinator

SW LA Area Health Education Center Foundation, Inc.

103 Independence Blvd., Lafayette, LA 70506

phone: (337) 989-0001 fax: (337) 989-1401



Please make donations to the New Orleans Musicians' Clinic Emergency Fund at:


SWLAHEC c/o New Orleans Musicians' Clinic, 103 Independence Blvd, Lafayette, La. 70506

WWOZ Clearing House for musicians and artists. Includes extensive list of NOLA musicians:

Prservation Hall:

Please donate to the New Orleans Musicians Hurricane Relief Fund.

This fund is established by Preservation Hall to provide musicians with financial support during this tragic time. All of the proceeds raised through this fund will go directly to New Orleans musicians. Thank you for your continued support.

You can currently only donate by calling 1-888-229-7911 and providing your credit card info over the phone or by sending a check to:

New Orleans Musicians Hurricane Relief Fund

PO Box 9081

Miramar Beach, FL 32550

Donation by phone is preferred at this time.

Jazz Foundation of America

Currently serving as the New York area coordinators for the New Orleans Musicians Clinic (NOMC) . They are a potential source for financial assistance, including rent support, instrument replacement, and employment. They also need funding! Very IMPT

Director: Wendy Oxenhorn

phone: 212-245-3999 Ext. 21



Other grass roots New Orleans efforts:

People's Hurricane Fund:

Get Your Act On Relief & Rebuild Efforts:

Rebuild Green in New Orleans:

New Orleans People's Network: accessible via link thru

We will update this page as events and activities are scheduled. To volunteer and additional information contact: Matthew Fishman aka Fish the Magish <>

Stephen Baird, Matthew Fishman aka Fish the Magish <> and Jeremy Lyons <> met on September 13th in Harvard Square to begin planning for events here in Boston.

Jeremy Lyons lost his home in New Orleans and is looking for housing in Cambridge for his family of three.

Summary of Meeting:

  1. Planning "Busking for New Orleans Artists and Musicians" for end of October. Will seek speical event permit from Cambridge Arts Council for Harvard Square. Do advance publicity so checks can be written for fund. Produce button and signs to identify buskers who are part of event. Goal: $25,000 to help artists and musicians who lost instruments, props and supplies needed to continue professional work.
  2. Expand this web site to include "Wish List" for inkind donations of instruments, props and supplies needed to continue professional work. by New Orleans Artists and Musicians
  3. Expand this web site to include contact lists of New Orleans Artists and Musicians
  4. Develop larger benefit event around Mardi Gras next February in collaboration with area clubs, unversities and organizations.


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Stephen H. Baird, Founder and Executive Director

PO Box 300112, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130-0030

Telephone: 617-522-3407


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