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. http://www.wwoz.org/clinic/
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: http://www.wwoz.org
Prservation Hall: http://www.PreservationHall.com
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: http://www.qecr.org
Get Your Act On Relief & Rebuild Efforts: http://www.getyouracton.com
Rebuild Green in New Orleans: http://www.rebuildgreen.org
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 <email@example.com>
Stephen Baird, Matthew Fishman aka Fish the Magish <firstname.lastname@example.org> and Jeremy Lyons <email@example.com> 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:
- 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.
- 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
- Expand this web site to include contact lists of New Orleans Artists and Musicians
- Develop larger benefit event around Mardi Gras next February in collaboration with area clubs, unversities and organizations.
Celebrating self-expression as a basic human right essential for the
healthy growth of youth, individuals and communities
COMMUNITY ARTS ADVOCATES, INC.
Stephen H. Baird, Founder and Executive Director
PO Box 300112, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130-0030
Web site: http://www.communityartsadvocates.org
New Orleans Artists and Musicians Relief Fund!
Street Arts and Buskers Advocates
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