Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Questions About the Grants & Scholarships
Who can apply for a grant?
YAYA alumni are eligible to apply for grants from Ana & Adeline Foundation. They must be high school graduates and must document at least two consecutive years as YAYA artists.
Go to the website homepage to fill out the YAYA Alumni ENROLLMENT form.
Applicants can live in New Orleans, where the foundation is based, or anywhere else in the United States or the world.
Applicants can submit only one application in each award cycle.
Past award recipients are eligible to reapply as long as they are in good standing with the foundation and current with their final reports.
Artists not affiliated with YAYA and organizations are not eligible to apply for grants.
What disciplines does the foundation support?
The foundation supports creativity and leadership in the visual arts and design.
What is the deadline to apply?
There are currently no application deadlines.
When must grant and scholarship activities take place?
The dates can vary, but activities usually must take place between July 1 and June 30.
How do I apply for a grant?
If you are an eligible YAYA alumnus, you can apply for a grant.
Only completed online applications will be considered for funding. Please do not mail a copy of your application.
I do not have computer. How can I apply for a grant online?
If you do not have a computer, your best possible resource for completing the application is a computer at a public library. It is possible to start the application process, save the application and return to the application to complete it later. You do not have to use the same computer when returning to the application.
I started my online application. How do I save my application and complete it later?
The online application is hosted by SUBMITTABLE, an online platform that will prompt you to set up a free account where you can start, save and later return to your application. Your application will not be reviewed until after the deadline.
How should I format my work samples?
Your work samples should be JPEG images. Please name your files with your last name and the work sample number.
For example. if your last name is Smith, the work samples will be named as follows:
Work Sample #1: "Smith1.jpg"
Work Sample #2: "Smith2.jpg"
Work Sample #3: "Smith3.jpg"
Work Sample #4: "Smith4.jpg"
Work Sample #5: "Smith5.jpg"
What is a letter or support?
The letter of support is a letter or documentation from the institution or individual that will be hosting your project, typically written on their letterhead. You can upload the letter directly into the online application form.
When do I need a letter of support or a reference letter?
You need a letter of support if you are applying for a grant or scholarship more than $750.
Do not wait to request this letter. It can take time for a person to have this ready for you, so ask for it right away!
How do I submit the images and video?
All images and video can be uploaded directly through the online application. The maximum space for all combined attachments on one application is 1GB.
Can I get assistance in completing my grant application?
Yes. We offer periodic workshops for YAYA artists and alumni. Click here for the upcoming grant workshops, or here to be redirected to the "Tips for a stronger application" page. Lastly, we offer phone support. Applicants are welcome to schedule a phone meeting for individual questions, feedback and support. To do so, send an email to contact@AnAdeline.org or call 504-484-0533 to schedule an appointment.
If I have trouble with the online application process, can someone help me?
Yes. If you are having technical problems with the online application, please contact us at contact@AnAdeline.org or call (504) 484-0533.
When are applicants notified?
Applicants will be notified by within a month of the application deadline.
Questions for Funded Grant Recipients
When do I need to complete final reporting?
Final reports must be submitted to the Foundation within 30 days of completing your project or at the very latest by July 31 of each funding cycle.
How do I submit my final report?
The final report must be submitted through an online form.
How many images do I submit with my final report?
Please upload 5-10 JPEG images illustrating what the grant or scholarship allowed you to do. Remember to include a brief caption and make sure you have photo releases from parents of any minors in the photographs.
How do I submit the images and video for my final report?
Please upload your video to the online Final Report form:
Allowable image formats: jpg, jpeg, pdf, tiff, png, gif
Allowable video formats: mov, mov.zip, mp3, mp4
The maximum file size for each individual file is 50 MB.
Please name your files with your last name and the work sample number. For example. if your last name is Smith, the work samples will be named as follows:
Work Sample #1: “Smith1.jpg”
Work Sample #2: “Smith2.jpg”
Work Sample #3: “Smith3.jpg”
I received a grant from the Ana & Adeline Foundation in the past. Can I apply again?
Past award recipients are eligible to reapply as long as they are in good standing with the foundation and current with all final reports. Recipients of the 2018-2019 grant and scholarship program must submit final reports no later than July 31, 2019. If selected for an award in the 2019-2020 cycle, funds will not be released until the submission and approval of the 2018-2019 final report.