Sweet Home New Orleans
Sweet Home New Orleans (SHNO) supports individuals and organizations that perpetuate New Orleans' unique musical and cultural traditions. It provides services to artists that foster economic development and community revitalization. SHNO has helped more than 4,000 members of New Orleans’ music community recover from Katrina by providing more than $3 million in targeted financial assistance, paying for hundreds of local gigs each year, and connecting clients to the resources they need to sustain themselves. Today, SHNO offers a new model of advocacy, empowering artists to get to work and revitalize the city. SHNO conducts groundbreaking research to help direct the flow of resources in the local music industry. In August 2008, it published the first State of the New Orleans Music Community Report, establishing SHNO as the authoritative source for demographic and economic data on local tradition bearers. This profile courtesy of Air Traffic Control.