Good Work Network, in partnership with Ashe’ Cultural Arts Center, has created the Roux Carre Artists Program to help artists excel in the business side of their craft, i.e., marketing, accounting and/or operations. The Roux Carre’ Artists Workshop Series, one of our programs, consists of four workshops that result in an immediate impact to the artist’s visual or performing arts business. We offer a number of incentives based on workshop completion that help to jump start their business. We have completed three Roux Carré Artists Workshop Series that served close to 50 artists, many of who performed on the Roux Carre’ stage. The Roux Carre’ Talent Search, another program, in collaboration with the House of Blues, featured 10 musical artists in a competition that led to three final winners. For more information about our artists programs, contact Brittani Martin, Brittani@goodworknetwork.org.
Good Work Network’s market access assistance program is designed to connect low-income and disadvantaged micro-entrepreneurs to market opportunities. We will match opportunities to socially responsible businesses that do not have the resources to identify qualified micro-enterprises and often have stated goals for the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program and/or low-income job creation. Members who have demonstrated business capacity are assisted in identifying and acquiring contracts for which they qualify.
Roux Carré is an accelerator for emerging food‐preneurs and a showcase for up-and-coming performing and visual artists. A project of Good Work Network, Roux Carré is dedicated to preserving the culture of the Central City community and to serving those who have created and sustained it. The food vendors represent African American, Caribbean, and Latin American influences on New Orleans culture and include: Estralita’s Express, Johnny’s Jamaican Grill,The Pupusa Lady, Black Swan, and Diva Dawg.
The center, providing a wide range of support, training and consulting services, is managed by Good Work Network and is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Established entrepreneurs as well as entrepreneurs who are not yet in business are welcomed. Programming is available for small businesses at every stage of the business lifecycle.