Hi, Guy –
Application for grants benefiting the Louisiana Center for the Book (and thus the Louisiana Book Festival) are made through the Louisiana Library and Book Festival Foundation, a 501(c)3. We are organizationally within the State Library of Louisiana, a state agency, and not part of the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, though we partner with LEH and we’re mutually supportive.
I like your regional organizational plan. Maybe centers that are 501-affiliated could come together as needed/interested for a particular grant application.
An NEA presentation that could be “attended” remotely would be great so other staff directly involved in grant application could benefit.
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All—I have been discussing with a contact at the National Endowment for the Arts on how affiliated centers could apply for programming grants. You have to be a 501, I was told.
Can you tell me whether you are or are not a 501©3?
As I mentioned the last time we met, I want to organize the centers into regions, to encourage more collaboration, but I was also thinking these regional groupings might be organized as a 501, in order for them to apply for NEA funding.
Please let me know your thoughts as well re becoming or being (if you already are) a 501.
I want to invite NEA to make a presentation on applying for grant funding.