Mission Statement

TBean productions is a 501 c 3 non-profit arts organization. Since 2014, our mission has been to produce and present high-quality, original interdisciplinary work through performance, film, education and cultural work. Aspiring to elevate our communities and proclaim the stories of Southern culture, rooted in contemporary, Afro-New Orleans traditions, our current programming includes: Spark Grant Initiative, Youth Saturday programs and productions.

Our Core Values are:

  • Communal Healing
  • Creative Altruism
  • Social Innovation through the arts
  • Southern Culture/ New Orleans traditions


Spark Grant Initiative

Since 2020, SPARK grant is an artist-initiative of J. Hamilton, Inc., 501 (c) 3 to support Gulf South cultural bearers, dance, theatre, music, film, performance art, literature, and visual artist. We will grant an artist $1000 towards their artistic expenses – a new project, professional development, and artistic supplies.

Past Recipients:

2020 Spark Grant Awardee, Gian Smith
New Orleans Black Film Festival

2021 Spark Grant Awardee, Paris “Cyan” Cain

2021 Spark Grant Awardee, Shangobunmi Durotimi

2021 Spark Grant Awardee, Ngozi McCormick

2022 Spark Grant Awardee, Muse Dodd

Mental Health Initiative:

JHINC. is excited to announce our newest mental-health initiative to combat post-pandemic, hurricane ida and challenges troubling our youth. Rooted in the “cultural arts” our Saturday program for youth ages 8-16 will engage our future leaders in holistic activities that will activate and affirm their sense of self and purpose in the community!

Free Tuition (6-month program)

Develop Social Graces

Engage w/ Community Leaders, Activist and more!


JHINC, T. Bean Productions is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that makes all donations to us tax-deductible. Through the generosity of donations like yours, T. Bean productions helps provide tuition-free mental health programming for youth, financially support local artist and Gulf South artist through our Spark Grant program and produce original works.