The Nevada Arts Council has awarded $9,740 in “Jackpot” grants to a dozen artists and arts organizations for the third quarter of the fiscal year.
The Jackpot grants 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.
The applications are reviewed by a panel of artists and were approved by the Nevada Arts Council Board.
This quarter’s recipients include:
Big Four Educational Theatre Foundation, Las Vegas: $927.50 to support musicians’ fees for accompaniment during its upcoming musical comedy “Company.”
Joe Bray, Reno: $942.50 to support an exhibit of two life-sized portraits of Nevada Basques at the Western Folklife Center’s Weigand Gallery and live portrait painting during the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering. Funds will help pay for painting materials and the cost of shipping the portraits to Elko.
Kathleen AKA “Kristy Love” Brooks, Las Vegas: $700 to support creation of a marketing and promotional campaign to include radio and social media for her new song “Keep Believing.”
Ronda Churchill, Las Vegas: $880 to support her show “96 Hours” at Clark County’s Whitney Library. […]