Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Tipitina's Foundation

  • New Orleans, LA
  • www.tipitinasfoundation.org

Mission Statement

The mission of the Tipitina's Foundation is to support Louisiana and New
Orleans' irreplaceable music community and preserve the state's unique
musical cultures.

Main Programs

  1. Tipitina's Internship Program
  2. Lousiana Statewide Music Office Co-Ops
  3. Instruments A Comin’
  4. Tipitina's Sunday Music Workshops
Service Areas

Self-reported

Louisiana

Louisiana
New Orleans - 4040 Tulane Ave.
Shreveport - 700 Texas Street
Baton Rouge - 2600 Government Street
Lafayette - 203 Jefferson St

ruling year

2003

Principal Officer since 1997

Self-reported

Mr Roland von Kurnatowski

Keywords

Self-reported

music, music education, media, professionals, internships, musical instruments, education, technology, jazz, film, filmmakers, New Orleans, Louisiana, Shreveport, Baton Rouge, Alexandria, Lafayette, jazz, funk, soul, blues, zydeco, cajun, At-risk,

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EIN

56-2343978

 Number

7815853413

Physical Address

4040 Tulane Ave Suite 6000

New Olreans, LA 70119

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

Nonmonetary Support N.E.C. (B19)

Music (A68)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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The Foundation works to support childhood music education, the professional development of adult musicians, and the increased profile and viability of Louisiana music
as a cultural, educational, and economic resource. The Tipitina's Foundation focuses its efforts on four programs: Instruments A Comin', Sunday Youth Music Workshops, Tipitina's Internship Program, and Tipitina's Music Office Co-Ops.

Through these efforts, the Tipitina's Foundation is preserving the musical cultures of Louisiana.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Tipitina's Internship Program

Tipitina’s Internship Program is an after school jazz and digital recording  program teaching all aspects of the music industry to motivated
music students. Since its launch in 2003, more than 125 interns have
completed the program and gone on to further their academic, music and
production careers at schools such as Juilliard School, Brown University,
Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music at Tisch School of the Arts/NYU,
Full Sail, and the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$30,000.00

Program 2

Lousiana Statewide Music Office Co-Ops

Tipitina's Music Office Co-Ops
provide fully-equipped work space for musicians and other digital media
professionals. For those who can't afford, or don't otherwise have
access to them, the Co-Ops offer:

Fast Windows XP and Mac  computers
High-speed Internet connections
Laser printer and scanner
Telephones and fax

Page layout tools
Web design tools

Presonus Studio One, Digidesign Pro Tools and Apple Garageband audio software
Apple Final Cut Pro video editing
A clean, well-lit, ergonomic work space
Tutorials on basic computer skills including word processing, spreadsheets, page layout, web design, and press kit creation.

Plus on-site technical support,
volunteer production assistance, access to our network of music business
professionals, and an ever-growing library of specialized information
resources.














 

Need a place to work? Every Tipitina's Music Office Co-Op offers:

Mac and Windows XP computers
High Speed Internet
E-mail
Phone / Fax / Photocopying
Reference Library
Free Wi-Fi Access
Laser Printer and Scanner

In addition to the gear, the Music Office Co-Op provides access to, and hands-on training, in the following software programs:

Digidesign Pro Tools
Apple Final Cut Pro
Presonus Studio One
Apple Garageband
Microsoft Office (including Word, Outlook, Excel, FrontPage, Powerpoint)
Word Perfect Office 2002 (including WordPerfect, Quattro Pro, Corel Presentation)
Macromedia MX Studio 2004 (including Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash )
Adobe InDesign, Photoshop
Sonic Foundry Acid Pro, Sound Forge
Propellerheads Reason

 

... And that's not all! Each Co-Op has additional hardware and
software resources, too many to list here. While most Co-Op members work
in a "self-service" mode, the Co-Op also welcomes those with little or
no computer skills. On-site tech support and volunteer production
assistance are available for a variety of music/media business tasks and
projects.

Category

Community Development

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Adults

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- Other Specified Group

Budget

$300,500.00

Program 3

Instruments A Comin’

Instruments A Comin’
purchases musical instruments for school band programs. To date we have
provided more than $2,200,000 (two million, two hundred thousand dollars)
worth of new, high-quality band instruments for 70 schools benefiting
thousands of students each school year.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$174,500.00

Program 4

Tipitina's Sunday Music Workshops

Resurrecting a program that was popular in
the early '90s, the Tipitina's Foundation proudly announces the Sunday
Music Workshop Series, the brainchild of Stanton Moore and Johnny and
Deborah Vidacovich. These free workshops take place every other Sunday
from 1:00pm -3:30pm at Tipitina's Uptown, where students have the
opportunity to play with and learn from the best musicians in the city.
 
Sunday Music Workshops  offer young,
aspiring musicians from all walks of life the unique opportunity to play
with and learn from some of the area's most experienced and celebrated
musicians. Each workshop offers students a hands-on, improvisational
approach to music education. Students should bring their instruments!
Each child will have their own chance play with the veteran musicians or
solo on the famed Tipitina’s Uptown stage.  Usually, workshops close
with a jam session mixing students and veteran musicians together for a
real Tip's concert experience!  As many of the city's various music
programs have been put on hold since the storm, these workshops are
serving a vital need in the rebuilding process: passing on the musical
traditions to a younger generation. Featured artists so far have
included Stanton Moore, Johnny Vidacovich, Kirk Joseph, and Theresa
Anderson. The free on-stage workshops are only for students, but all
members of the public are welcome to attend.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$38,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Louisiana

Louisiana
New Orleans - 4040 Tulane Ave.
Shreveport - 700 Texas Street
Baton Rouge - 2600 Government Street
Lafayette - 203 Jefferson St

Funding Needs

$659,000 per year required to maintain current programs and services, at their current levels.

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TIPITINAS FOUNDATION INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
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Tipitina's Foundation

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Principal Officer

Mr Roland von Kurnatowski

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Roland von Kurnatowski

Fountainbleau Management Services, LLC

Term: Jan 1997 -

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