Click the above image to contribute on May 3, 2016!
WHY SUPPORT WORKS IN PROGRESS LOUISIANA DURING
GIVE FOR GOOD?
The mission of Works In Progress Louisiana (WIPLA) is to provide financial, educational and business resources directly to creative professionals who live/work in North Louisiana.
WIPLA will use Give for Good dollars to provide the following business development tools to creative professionals across North Louisiana: (1) career-sustaining and project-support grants, (2) no-cost business training workshops, and (3) free marketing services to cultural professionals via our Creative Marketplace.
WIPLA creates invests directly in career-changing projects for creative professionals, and provides them with the tools they need to succeed as businesspeople. Our application process is stringent, and each grantee is vetted and mentored by our Board of Directors for the duration of his/her/their project.
Learn more about our award-winning artists and our contributions to North Louisiana's cultural economy by exploring our website: www.worksinprogresslouisiana.com.
FAST FACTS ABOUT WIPLA
WIPLA has awarded $9,834.00 in grants to North Louisiana creative professionals since incorporating in 2014.
Over 80% of WIPLA's operating budget has been dedicated to direct artist support.
To date, WIPLA has awarded grants to eight creative professionals. Five have successfully completed their projects, and three are on schedule for completion in 2016.
Since 2015, WIPLA has hosted eight FREE business development workshops attended by 80+ creative professionals from six parishes. No other organization in North Louisiana provides free business development & training to professionals working in the cultural sector.
WIPLA accepts NO government funding. 100% of our financial support comes from private donors, foundations and friends of the arts throughout North Louisiana.
WHAT IS GIVE FOR GOOD?
Give for Good is a 24-hour community-wide online giving challenge led by The Community Foundation of North Louisiana. It is a day of giving to celebrate all nonprofits in our community, and a chance to raise thousands of dollars to make our community even better!
On May 3, 2016 anyone can visit www.giveforgoodnla.org and choose the nonprofit(s) to which they want to give! Dollars from a local “Lagniappe Fund” and hourly cash prizes will be used to amplify EVERY gift!