We are committed to the health and safety of our supporters so festivals are canceled until further notice!
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Awards and Achievements
In 2020, Caribbean Carnival/Friends of Culture was awarded a grant from The National Performance NetWork through its Artists Relief Fund an initiative supported by The Ford Foundation
Caribbean Carnival/Friends of Culture was a collaborative partner with The World Trade Center of New Orleans in 2011 and 2012 when they hosted the Caribbean and Latin American business conference. The organization provided steel pan music during their cocktail hour.
Caribbean Carnival/Friends of Culture was recognized as #1 for its email updates by the Press Club of New Orleans. The award that was received was the Excellence in Journalism Award Winner in 2017
It is significant to create a space for Caribbean culture in the city of New Orleans.
Marilyn C Laforce, President of Caribbean Carnival/Friends of Culture
New Orleans Cultural Economy (City of New Orleans)
New Orleans World Trade Center
Southern University of New Orleans (New Orleans Campus)
Greater New Orleans Foundation
Ashe Cultural Arts Center
St. Lucia Association of Georgia
Institute of Caribbean Studies, Washington, DC
National Caribbean American Heritage Month, Washington, DC
Georgia Caribbean American Heritage Coalition
Central Alabama Caribbean American Organization
Caribbean Hope of North La. (Monroe)
St. Lucia Consulate (Miami)
St. Lucia Embassy (Washington, DC)
St. Lucia's Office of Diaspora Affairs (Office of Prime Minister)
Caribbean Carnival is the host organization for NCAHM in LA
Orlando Carnival Association
New Orleans and Company
Bayou Bacchanal and Curry With a Flavor Festival is canceled until further notice.
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