The Nevada Basin to Range Exchange (BRX) supports, promotes and celebrates rural-urban collaboration through the arts. The BRX program is a one year program that includes in person gatherings, intercommunity arts-based exchange activities, and peer to peer mentorship. BRX aims to:

  • Foster relationships between Nevada’s rural and urban communities.
  • Connect resources, assets, traditions, and histories between rural and urban communities.
  • Identify and encourage new funding streams, cross-sector partnerships, and collaborative approaches for arts and culture programming.
  • Engage intercommunity arts initiatives as a way to enrich the lives of all residents, enhance the quality of life throughout the state and strengthen local economies.
  • Celebrate Nevada’s rural and urban assets.

Program Structure: Approx. fifty community leaders from across the state will be selected to participate in the BRX program during the pilot year. BRX will launch with an in person gathering in Tonopah on April 23- 24, 2019. During that time, program participants will gather, network, learn, and form small intercommunity teams. Between April 2019 through June, 2020 teams will work together to plan and implement intercommunity arts initiatives. The Nevada Arts Council will provide support, mentorship, and convene participant conference calls during this stage of the program. The program will conclude with an in person gathering (tentatively scheduled to take place in conjunction with Arts at the Heart 2020). Attendance at the first in person gathering is required.

Participants: This program is for anyone interested in connecting rural and urban Nevada through the arts. This includes but is not limited to artists, arts administrators, business owners, community leaders, educators, and arts enthusiasts.

Important Dates:

  • Application deadline: January 25, 2019   
  • Participants notified of acceptance into program: February 22, 2019 
  • Opening gathering in Tonopah: April 23-24, 2019 
  • Development and implementation of intercommunity arts projects: April 23, 2019 – June 30, 2020  
  • Closing gathering: April 2020

Program Fee: $55 (due upon acceptance into the program). Partial scholarships are available for those demonstrating financial need.

For information contact:

  • Community Arts Program, Shoshana (Shosh) Zeldner, 775.687.7119 or email
  • Community Arts Program, Michelle Patrick, 702-486-3732 or  email

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