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NEVADA BASIN TO RANGE EXCHANGE

The Nevada Arts Council has a new program aimed at bringing together urban and rural arts organizations.

The Nevada Basin to Range Exchange, BRX, is a one-year program that includes in-person gatherings, intercommunity arts-based exchange activities and peer-to-peer mentorship, said Tony Manfredi, executive director of the Nevada Arts Council.

“It is critical for urban and rural communities in Nevada to communicate together and learn from each other,” Manfredi said. “Utilizing arts and culture as a convener to improve community interactions and quality of life indicators is a focal point of the Nevada Arts Council. We are thrilled with the response from arts leaders across the state who will be participating in this new initiative and look forward to growing from the outcomes.”

The program is designed 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 […]

BOOK NOW! Home Means Nevada

The NTI-Traveling Exhibition, Home Means Nevada will start touring the state in June 2019. Themed around Nevada’s state song of the same title, Home Means Nevada features 15 photographers and highlights some of the unique treasures found on federally managed lands across the state, from bighorns to Burning Man, to the ancient rock art and petroglyphs in the Gold Butte area.

The exhibit artists include: Olin Feuerbacher, Pahrump;  Peter Goin, Reno; Kelly Carroll, Hagatna, Guam; Mike Hill, Las Vegas; Julian Kilker, Las Vegas; Kurt Kuznicki, Reno; Bruce Loeffler, Las Vegas; Alan O’Neill, Henderson; Robert Park, Las Vegas; Will Roger Petersen, Gerlach; Kimberly Reinhart, Henderson; Deon Reynolds, Eureka; Sharon K. Schafer, Henderson; Cristian Torres, Las Vegas; and Sam Davis, Cedar City Utah.  Interested in scheduling this exhibit, click here for more information. 

CONGRATULATIONS! SEVEN NV ORGANIZATIONS RECEIVE $90K IN NEA GRANTS

The National Endowment for the Arts announced this week that it has awarded grants totaling $90,000 to seven arts organizations and agencies in Nevada for support in projects planned in fiscal year 2019. The federal grants support projects in both Northern and Southern Nevada. The NEA works in partnership with the Nevada Arts Council to ensure the people of Nevada have access to the arts.

“We are thrilled that the National Endowment for the Arts has awarded direct grants to these Nevada arts institutions and municipalities,” said Tony Manfredi, executive director of the Nevada Arts Council. “These awards will allow thousands of Nevadans to experience the excellence in the arts that our cultural institutions have to offer. The National Endowment for the Arts works to ensure that people throughout the country have access to the arts, in their communities and as part of their educational and life experiences. Every grant that we award through The Nevada Arts Council reflects this same effort throughout the state. We are grateful and proud to collaborate with the NEA on that effort.”

Grant recipients from […]

CARSON CITY ARTIST CYNTHIA BRENNEMAN on display at Legislative Building

Carson City artist Cynthia Brenneman’s fascination with art started at a young age and has never wavered, even as she served her country in the U.S. Navy.

“My mother loved to sew,” Brenneman said. “One of my earliest memories was standing in my crib, holding an afghan of many colors that my mother had made. I don’t sew like my mother, but I love fabric. Fabrics creep into my paintings.”

This month, Brenneman’s exhibit, “The Fabric of Life,” will open the Nevada Arts Council’s Legislative eXhibition Series (LXS) inside the Nevada Legislative Building, and will be on displayed through Feb. 4-22. Read more

Managed by Nevada Arts Council’s Artist Services Program, the Legislative eXhibition Series (LXS) Gallery space is located on the first floor across from the Caucus Deli in the Legislative Building, 401 South Carson Street, Carson City. Since 1985, LXS has displayed artwork by 140 Nevada’s visual artists during the biennial legislative session.

Throughout the 2019 Legislative session, the works of six Nevada artists will be featured in LXS. The exhibition artists were recommended by a committee that include:  Mark Salinas, Arts & Culture Coordinator, […]

APPLICATION OPEN FOR FY20 ARTIST FELLOWSHIP GRANT

The FY20 Artist Fellowship Grant of $5,000 is open to Folk/Traditional Arts and Contemporary Visual Arts artists. The deadline is April 18, 2019.

FOLK/TRADITIONAL ARTS CATEGORIES include crafts, dance, music, oral traditions, and visual arts–are those that are learned as part of the cultural life of a community whose members share a common ethnic heritage, cultural mores, language, religion, occupation, or geographic region. These traditions are shaped by the aesthetics and values of a shared culture and are passed from generation to generation, most often within family and community through observation, conversation, and practice.

CONTEMPORARY VISUAL ARTS: encompasses six subcategories

CERAMICS/SCULPTURE: This category includes three-dimensional contemporary art made by one of four basic processes: carving, modeling, casting, and constructing.
DRAWING/MIXED MEDIA: This category includes original work created using the techniques, materials, media, and methods of drawing/mixed media assemblages and collages.
PAINTING/PRINTMAKING: This category includes original work that involves painting of any kind upon any surface. It also includes work that involves the printmaking process including engravings, etchings, lithographs, prints, serigraphs, and woodcuts.
PHOTOGRAPHY: This category accepts original work in traditional and experimental photography. It includes […]

ROAD MAPS WORKSHOP: Equity and Engagement in the Arts with Theresa Hwang

Learn how equitable outcomes can be incorporated into arts and culture projects through a series of case studies and hands-on activities. We will discuss shared definitions of equity and engagement, positionality and privilege, and how these concepts can be leveraged and applied in the field of arts, design, and creative placemaking. Participants will think through existing projects that they are currently working on and look for opportunities to incorporate new engagement strategies.
Thursday, February 7th, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
Sierra View Library, Reno Town Mall, 4001 S Virginia St, Reno, NV

Theresa Hwang is a community-engaged architect, educator, and facilitator. She is the founder of Department of Places, a participatory design and community engagement practice based in Los Angeles, CA. Hwang has spent over 13 years focused on equitable cultural and community development with multiple groups and campaigns. Her work has been featured in Architectural Record, The New York Times, Atlantic Cities, Al-Jazeera America and other media outlets. She was recognized as one of Next City’s Urban Vanguards 2015, and holds a Master in Architecture from Harvard Graduate School of Design. Download […]

FELLOWSHIP OUTREACH WORKSHOP: Helps prospective magazine writers get published

Brittany Bronson, a 2019 Artist Fellowship Honorable Mention Grant recipient from the Nevada Arts Council, is offering a free workshop to help fellow writers get their works published.

Titled, “How to Get Published in a Magazine,” the workshop will take place on Sunday, Feb. 10 at noon at Imagine Studio, 3037 E. Warm Springs Rd., #200, Las Vegas. Those planning to attend should RSVP at: https://www.facebook.com/events/2318307445081342/.

The chasm between being a writer and being a published writer can seem daunting, but award-winning Nevada writer Brittany Bronson has navigated it well.  Leading the workshop is Bronson and C. Moon Reed, a staff writer for the Las Vegas Weekly. They will discuss how to build a following and get noticed by literary agents and publishers. As the industry has evolved from print-only to a print/web-based model, there are more opportunities than ever for writers of all skill levels to share their work with the world.

Bronson’s writing has appeared in the New York Times, The Guardian, The Times of London, and many other print and Web-based publications. She has received awards and recognitions from TalkPoverty.Org, Vegas Seven Magazine, […]

OXS – OFFICE EXHIBITION SERIES

“Making a Mark,” curated by UNR art professor Paul Baker Prindle, features 18 pieces of art that share a simple common denominator – the mark.  The drawings – by Dennis Angel (Las Vegas), Galen Brown (Carson City), Gig Depio (Las Vegas), Miya Hannan (Reno), Eunkang Koh (Reno), Dennis Parks (Tuscarora), and Sidne Teske (Tuscarora)  – will be on display at the OXS Gallery from Dec. 31 to Feb 25, 2016

This exhibition addresses the history and practice of drawing by narrowing in on a few Nevadan artists for whom the mark is foundational. Here, the work of seven creatives speaks not only for the respective artists, but also for drawing itself. The OXS Gallery is located at 716 North Carson Street, Suite A, Carson City and is open 8 am to 5 pm. Read more.

2018 NAC ARTIST FELLOWSHIP RECIPIENT ANDREANA DONAHUE RECEIVES ARTS WRITERS GRANT

The Creative Capital | Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program has announced the recipients of its 2018 grants. Ranging from $15,000 to $50,000 in four categories—articles, blogs, books and short-form writing—these grants support projects addressing both general and specialized art audiences, from scholarly studies to critical reviews, and self-published blogs.

Andreana Donahue and Tim Ortiz’s blog Disparate Minds is a comprehensive platform for criticism on the works currently produced by self­-taught artists with disabilities and their convergence with an increasingly pluralistic contemporary art world.

Joel Wachs, President of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, explains, “The Foundation’s commitment to arts writing is a natural extension of the grants the Foundation makes to artist-centered organizations and museums, which often include funds for the publication of exhibition catalogues, brochures, and other outlets for scholarly perspectives. Critical writing on contemporary art connects artists to audiences, increases dialogue around their work, and is vital to a dynamic and engaged visual art community in this country.”  [Creative Capital]

NEVADA HERITAGE & NEA NATIONAL HERITAGE FELLOW RALPH BURNS

Nevada Heritage and NEA National Heritage Fellow Ralph Burns gave the opening blessing at the dinner at the Governor’s Global Tourism Summit in Reno recently. Burns has been honored for his work in Paiute Language preservation and reintroduction as well as his storytelling expertise in both Paiute and English. To view an example, see “Telling Place: The Stone Mother,” a Nevada Stories film by Teri Brewer, produced by the NAC Folklife Program, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hR9v9EAskmU&feature=youtu.be

(Photo by Sydney Martinez, Travel Nevada)

 

 

POLL FINDS NEVADANS ENGAGED IN AND SUPPORTIVE OF ARTS

Three quarters of Nevada adults attended a cultural event in the past year and an equal percentage believe the arts improves the quality of life in their communities, according to the poll “Americans Speak Out About the Arts in 2018.”

The poll also found near unanimous support for arts education in K-12 schools as more than 90 percent of those surveyed saying it’s important at all levels – elementary, middle school and high school.

Seven in ten Nevadans said that creativity enhances success in the workplace, while 60 percent said their job requires them to be creative, either individually or as part of a team.

The nationwide online poll of 3,023 adults ages 18 and older was conducted by Ipsos on behalf of Americans for the Arts. The national sample was supplemented by a “boost sample” from eight states (about 300 people per state), including Nevada.  The poll has a credibility interval of ±2.0 percentage points, and ±6.5 percentage points for the state specific surveys.

“What makes the results of this study so compelling and significant is that it measures Nevada’s perspective on […]

FY19 3rd QUARTER JACKPOT GRANT PANEL

Please join the Nevada Arts Council on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 10:00 am, to hear panelists review the grant applications for FY2019 3rd Quarter Jackpot grants. The panel will be held as a Web Conference via GoToMeeting, please see details below.

WEB CONFERENCE INFORMATION
Dial in to the conference call using your phone:
1 (872) 240-3311
Access Code: 906-138-109
If you wish to view the web conference on your computer,
tablet or smartphone, click the link below:
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/906138109

Click here to view public meeting notice with additional details.

*Please note, applicants attending the meeting as observers will not have an unfair advantage over those who are not in attendance.

TEACHERS! Register Now for 2019 Nevada Poetry Out Loud

Deadline is December 1, 2018. Download POL flyer with registration form or contact Maryjane Dorofachuk, Arts Learning & POL State Coordinator, at email or call 702.486.3738.

The fourteenth year of the Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest will occur statewide, with Nevada’s high schools participating.  Structured similarly to the National Spelling Bee, POL begins in communities throughout the state as high school-aged students in public, private, charter, home and virtual schools master public speaking skills, build self-confidence and learn about their literary heritage through the memorization of classic and contemporary poetry.

After district competitions, semi-finalists travel to Reno on March 16, 2019 to compete in the Nevada State Final. The Nevada State Champion receives $500 and his/her school receives $500 for the purchase of poetry books and to support literary programs/residencies. The Student placing second receives $200 and $200 for their school while the third place student receives $100.

The Nevada State Champion will compete for the top scholarship prize of $20,000 and the title of Poetry Out Loud National Champion  at the Poetry Out Loud National Finals in Washington, D.C., April 29 – May 1, 2019.  A […]

FY19 Q2 JACKPOT GRANTEES

Nevada Arts Council awards 2nd quarter Jackpot Grants

The Nevada Arts Council has awarded $8,564 in Jackpot Grants for the second quarter of Fiscal Year 2019. 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 grants were awarded for projects scheduled to occur between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31, 2018. The grants were first reviewed by a grants review panel on Sept. 25 and received final approval from the Nevada Arts Council Board of Directors on Sept. 28.

This quarter’s recipients, amount received, and projects are:

Andreana Donahue (Las Vegas): awarded $1,000 to support the creation of a new textile art piece, which will be a large-scale quilt that will be hand-pieced and hand-quilted in a re-interpretation of the traditional “Center Diamond” quilt pattern.

Arts for Children of Nevada (Genoa): awarded $897 to support the arts learning project “Mother Nature – Exploration into Nature’s Art and Music” which will provide children with an opportunity to explore nature through art and music.

For the Love of Jazz (Reno): awarded $850 to […]

OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF NEW ONLINE GRANT SYSTEM

The Nevada Arts Council is pleased to announce the official launch of our new online grant management system. All applications and Final Reports must be submitted using the new online system. Please see the resources below to help guide you through the basics of using the new system. Additional training workshops and webinars will also be planned throughout the year.
To create an account, log-in, or view current grant opportunities, click the Submit button below or go to:
https://nevadaartscouncil.submittable.com/submit.

RESOURCES:

Webinar: How to Use the New Online Grant System

Application Submission Guide

Final Report Submission Guide

CURRENT FY19 GRANTEES: All current FY19 grantee applications were imported into the new online grant management system. All current grantees should have received an e-mail with directions on how to log-in to your account on the new grant website. Once logged in, you will be able to view your application and complete your Final Report on the new grant website. 

UPCOMING DEADLINE FOR FY19 3RD QUARTER JACKPOT GRANTS

The deadline for the FY19 3rd Quarter Jackpot Grants is NOVEMBER 15, 2018. The quarterly Jackpot Grants support new or exemplary art projects by nonprofit arts and non-arts organizations, schools, public institutions or artists within a 3-month period. Third Quarter Jackpot Grants support projects or activities scheduled for January 1-March 31, 2019.

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.

SHAKEN AND STIRRED: ARTS AND HUMANITIES MIXERS IN OCTOBER

Join Nevada Humanities and the Nevada Arts Council for a special program celebrating National Arts & Humanities Month. Two entirely unrelated topics find common ground during a tag team lecture. Each speaker gets 10 minutes to teach us something new about unrelated topics. Audience members do the deep thinking to find commonalities between the two, and ask questions to join everything together. Ideas start to mix and anything can happen!

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS & TEACHERS! Register Now for 2019 Nevada Poetry Out Loud

The fourteenth year of the Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest is kicking into high gear. Again, Nevada Poetry Out Loud (POL) will occur statewide, with Nevada’s high schools participating.  Structured similarly to the National Spelling Bee, POL begins in communities throughout the state as high school-aged students in public, private, charter, home and virtual schools master public speaking skills, build self-confidence and learn about their literary heritage through the memorization of classic and contemporary poetry.

After district competitions, semi-finalists travel to Reno on March 16, 2019 to compete in the Nevada State Final. The Nevada State Champion receives $500 and his/her school receives $500 for the purchase of poetry books and to support literary programs/residencies. The Student placing second receives $200 and $200 for their school while the third place student receives $100.

The Nevada State Champion will compete for the top scholarship prize of $20,000 and the title of Poetry Out Loud National Champion  at the Poetry Out Loud National Finals in Washington, D.C., April 29 – May 1, 2019.  A total of $50,000 in scholarship and school prizes […]