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LIMITED NUMBER OF FY18 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT GRANTS STILL AVAILABLE

Due to the recent reallocation of a portion of FY2018 grant funding, the Nevada Arts Council is re-opening the Professional Development Grant for FY2018. There are a limited number of grants now available for professional development opportunities occurring before June 30th, 2018. Distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, the grants are designed to promote the continuing education of Nevada’s nonprofit artists, educators, board members and arts administrators. Recipients can use the funds to advance their work and careers through attendance at regional or national conferences, workshops or seminars for skills training. The grants range from up to $650 for out-of-state activities and up to $500 for in-state opportunities.

For more information about the Professional Development Grant program, go to:  http://nvculture.org/nevadaartscouncil/grants/professional-development-grant/

APPLY as soon as possible at nevada.gosmart.org.

NAC SEEKING CIRCUIT RIDER CONSULTANTS

Are you interested in sharing your skill-set with Nevada’s nonprofit arts and culture organizations? Nevada Circuit Rider Consultants’ (NCR) work with local arts agencies, municipal entities and nonprofit organizations to address specific issues and/or challenges, such as cultural planning, board development, program development and strategic planning. Click here to download the NCR application. Deadline to apply is May 25 @ midnight.

If you have questions, please contact:

Shoshana “Shosh” Zeldner
Community Arts Director
775.687.7119     Email

 

NAC Awards Q4 ‘JACKPOT’ GRANTS

A dozen Nevada artists and organizations were awarded Jackpot Grants from the Nevada Arts Council for the fourth quarter of the fiscal year.

The Jackpot Grants, which range up to $1,000, are designed to support first-time or sudden opportunity arts and arts learning/education projects initiated by artists, teaching artists, schools, nonprofit organizations and public institutions.

Grant recipients include:

Amanda Alvey, Sparks, $700: To create and hold an acting and music class for teens. The class is called “Audition Skills: Musical Theatre and Beyond!” and will culminate in a showcase for the students.

The Clark County Children’s Choir, Las Vegas, $1,000: To support the 5th annual choral festival for local charter and private schools. The event theme is “I Dream a World.”

Todd R. Green, Minden, $1,000: For a lecture and hands-on demonstration of string, flute and percussion instruments from many different parts of the world. This teaching project will be attended by approximately 150 students, grades 6-12, as well as local senior citizens.

Paula Jacoby-Garrett, Henderson, $784: To support creation of a catalog for artists and visitors of the upcoming exhibit MONUMENTS at The Studio at Sahara West Library […]

FY19 ANNUAL GRANT REVIEW PANELS

Please join NAC on May 22, 23 and 24, to hear panelists review the grant applications for FY2019 Project, Partners in Excellence and Arts Learning Project/Arts Learning Component grants.

PANEL LOCATION:
Legislative Counsel Bureau
401 South Carson Street
Room CC 2134 (PIE/ALP) / CC 2135 (PRJ)
Carson City, NV 89701

Please note, if you cannot attend the meeting, you can listen or view it live over the Internet. The address for the Nevada Legislature website is http://www.leg.state.nv.us. Click on the link “Calendar of Meetings.”

FY2019 Project Grant Panel Review
DATE/TIME: Tuesday May 22, 2018 – 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Panelists will review, discuss and score the FY2019 Project Grants.

FY2019 Partners in Excellence Grant Panel Review
DATE/TIME:  Tuesday May 22, 2018 – 12:30 PM-4:30 PM
                            Wednesday May 23, 2018 – 9:00 AM-4:30 PM
Panelists will review, discuss and score the FY2019 Partners in Excellence Grants.

FY2019 Arts Learning Project/Arts Learning Component Grant Panel Review
DATE/TIME: Thursday, May 24, 2018 – 9:00 AM-4:30 PM
Panelists will review, discuss and score the FY2019 Arts Learning Project Grants and Arts Learning Component Grants.

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DEADLINE FOR FY19 1ST QUARTER JACKPOT GRANTS IS MAY 15

The Nevada Arts Council Quarterly Jackpot Grants support new or exemplary art projects by nonprofit arts and non-arts organizations, schools, public institutions or artists. The FY19 1st Quarter Jackpot Grants support projects or activities scheduled for July 1 – September 30, 2018.

Examples of eligible projects include, but are not limited to: art exhibitions, performances, readings and concerts, sponsoring of arts-related workshops and conferences, marketing and promotional activities and planning, implementation, and/or evaluation of arts education/learning programs for school-aged students or other targeted participants. Individual artists of all disciplines and teaching artists are encouraged to apply. Nevada nonprofit organizations and public institutions such as schools, colleges, community centers, youth organizations, museums, tribal entities, senior centers, park districts and libraries are also encouraged to apply.

For more information about the Jackpot Grant program click here.

APPLY at nevada.gosmart.org

ARTS & ECONOMIC PROSPERITY 5

Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 (AEP5) is the most comprehensive economic impact study of the nonprofit arts and culture industry ever conducted. In fiscal year 2015, the State of Nevada joined Americans for the Arts as an official study partner. Data from Nevada was gathered from 164 nonprofit arts and culture organizations and over 2,200 audience spending surveys. Nationally as well as in Nevada, the arts mean business. To read more about the results view click on links below:

Nevada One Page Summary
Nevada Full Report
National Report Highlights

THE 2018 NEVADA POETRY OUT LOUD STATE CHAMPION: Gabrielle (Grey) Hunt

The 2018 Nevada Poetry Out Loud State Champion Gabrielle (Grey) Hunt, a senior at Yerington High School,  will head to the nation’s capital to represent Nevada at the national finals competition for the second year in a row.  Hunt took first place at the state competition held on March 3, winning a $500 cash prize and $500 for Yerington High School. Mikayla De Guzman, a junior at Elko High School won second place with a $300 cash award and $200 for her school. Sandra Luevano, a senior at East Career and Technical Academy (Las Vegas) took third place, receiving a $100 cash award. All three students also were awarded a hand blown glass globe created by Las Vegas artists Domsky Glass.

Hunt will be in Washington D.C. for the national finals competitions on April 24 and 25 competing against students from all over the country for $50,000 in scholarships and school prizes. The national competitions will be broadcast live at https://www.arts.gov.

Distinguished members of Nevada’s literary community participated in this year’s state finals. Reno’s Poet Laureate Gailmarie Pahmeier served as the master […]

LITERARY & PERFORMING ARTISTS: APPLY NOW FOR FY19 ARTIST FELLOWSHIP GRANT

The Artist Fellowship Grant is awarded to outstanding individual artists living in Nevada who demonstrate excellence in their work. Twelve-month fellowships can provide time, supplies and materials, and living expenses for artists working in the visual, literary and performing arts. By acknowledging outstanding artistic accomplishment, the program promotes public awareness and appreciation of the role of the artist in our society.