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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, […]


ON DISPLAY IN OXS GALLERY: SEPT 17 – DEC 7, 2018, Color the Emotion. This exhibition features Donald Corpier Starr’s drawings of people who have piqued his interest over the years. His loving, character-infused portraits provoke a variety of reactions from the viewer. Starr uses positive/negative space to portray emotions and feeling in his portraits. The OXS Gallery is located at 716 North Carson Street, Suite A, Carson City and is open 8 am to 5 pm. Read more.


The Nevada Touring Initiative (NTI) Traveling Exhibition Program delivers high quality visual arts exhibits to communities throughout the state for an affordable fee. The cost includes rental of the artwork, installation and pick-up, insurance, and publicity and educational materials. NTI exhibits features an array of subjects and art forms, ranging from traditional Washoe basketry to landscape painting and contemporary sculpture.

White Pine County: Where the Great Basin Highway Meets the Loneliest Road in America



From July 2001 through June 2002, folklorist Andrea Graham conducted research and field interviews and photographed neighborhoods, ranches, mines, railroads, people, traditional arts, and artists in the many communities of White Pine County, Nevada. This digital publication documenting traditional life in Nevada, originally published as a booklet in 2003, was the fifth in a series, following Lander and Lincoln counties, and Reno and Las Vegas folklife surveys. The survey was funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Nevada Arts Council, and conducted with the active support of the Western Folklife Center in Elko. This edition, also funded through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, contains additional pictures from Graham’s original fieldwork, gleaned from the Nevada Folklife Archives, and allows us to present them in color as they were photographed. 


An online resource

NAC’S Artists in Schools + Communities Roster (AIS+C) features a diverse representation of individual artists and ensembles from Nevada and beyond. The AIS+C Roster is designed as an online resource for schools, organizations and communities to broaden and diversify participation in the arts through the engagement of artists in residencies and programs. The AIS+C Roster artists represent a range of arts forms, and all are experienced in collaborating with schools and communities to conduct learning in, through, or about the arts. The roster artists, selected through a rigorous review process, have program experience with at-risk youth, social services, special needs audiences, and lifelong learning.

The AIS+C Roster artists are listed below under their artistic discipline. Each of the artist’s profiles features biographical information on each artist, as well as examples of sample and past programs, professional development workshops for teachers and organization staff, areas of expertise, geographical availability, language proficiency, and contact information.

Artist Residencies provide students, teachers and communities with direct hands-on arts experiences through personal interaction with teaching artists. These individuals are professional or traditional […]


The Artist Fellowship Program was created to encourage the pursuit of artistic excellence by providing financial support to outstanding artists. Fellowship grants go to contemporary artists living in Nevada in the literary, performing, and visual arts (including media arts), and may be awarded at any stage of the artists’ career development. By recognizing and rewarding artistic accomplishment, the Fellowship Program promotes public awareness and appreciation of the role of the artist in our society.
Read More about the Artist Fellowship Program

Grants Program

The Grants Program reflects a significant commitment by the State of Nevada to support the creation of art and access to the arts for its citizens. NAC grants support the efforts of nonprofit arts and community organizations, public institutions and individual artists to make cultural activities and experience widely available to those who live in or visit Nevada. The reach of this program is expansive – grant recipients are found in every corner of the state, and sponsor activities such as exhibitions, concerts, festivals and film series. Grant monies also support Nevada’s dance, opera and theatre companies; symphonies, orchestras and choral groups, and local arts councils statewide. Though a NAC grant may be a small percentage of an organization’s total budget, the importance of these dollars reaches far beyond actual cash value – serving as a catalyst for other public and private support.