FY19 2ND QUARTER JACKPOT GRANT PANEL

Please join the Nevada Arts Council on September 25, 2018, to hear panelists review the grant applications for FY2019 2nd Quarter Jackpot grants. The panel will be held as a Web Conference via GoToMeeting, please see details below.

FY19 Q2 JACKPOT GRANT PANEL
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 AT 9:30 AM (PDT)
Join meeting from computer, tablet or smartphone:
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/876226093
Dial in to conference call using your phone to hear audio:
1 (872) 240-3212
Access Code: 876-226-093

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.

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 […]

NEW GRANT WEBSITE LAUNCHING SOON

The Nevada Arts Council is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of our new online grant management system. The new grant portal will officially open on September 17, 2018.

Please note, all current FY19 grantee applications will be imported into the new online grant management system. All current grantees will receive 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 complete your Final Report on the new grant website.

*Workshops and webinars will be planned throughout the year to provide training and information on the new online grant system*
ONLINE GRANT SYSTEM TRANSITION TIMELINE

AUGUST 31: 

Last day to submit applications/final reports through our current grant portal

SEPTEMBER 1-SEPTEMBER 16: 

Transition Period (No applications or final reports can be submitted during these 2 weeks)

SEPTEMBER 17: OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF NEW ONLINE GRANT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
The following grants will be open for new applications:

JACKPOT GRANT (FY19 3RD QUARTER)
ARTIST RESIDENCY EXPRESS GRANT
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT GRANT
LIVING TRADITIONS GRANT
All other grants will open in 2019

FY19 ARTIST FELLOWSHIP GRANTS AWARDED

NAC announced Friday the awarding of $50,000 in fellowship grants to Nevada performing artists and writers.

Las Vegas jazz musician and composer Eugene Shaprio received the Arts Council’s $7,000 Fellowship Project Grant for his proposal to create a digital audio recording of his original jazz compositions, followed by a concert at The Smith Center in Las Vegas.

Four recipients in both literary arts and performing arts each receive grants of $5,000, with three additional recipients receiving honorable mention grants of $500 each.

The literary arts fellowship recipients are Ann Keniston of Reno (poetry), Mark Maynard of Reno (fiction), Sherry Rosenthal of Las Vegas (fiction) and Lindsay Wilson of Reno (poetry). Honorable mention recipients are Brittany Bronson of Las Vegas (nonfiction), Annie Reed of Sparks (fiction) and Amanda Skenandore of Las Vegas (fiction).

The performing arts fellowship recipients are Jennifer Grim of Las Vegas (music perfomer/flute), Troy Heard of Las Vegas (theater director), Ann Marie Pereth of Las Vegas (theater director) and Mykola Suk of Las Vegas (music performer/piano). Honorable mention recipients were Rosie Trump of Reno (choreographer), Jason Nious of Las Vegas (dance […]

FY19 ANNAUL GRANTS TO ORGANIZATIONS AWARDED

PROJECT GRANT:
Project Grants support arts and cultural activities of non-arts organizations and public institutions that are: (a) integral to the applicant’s overall mission and goals, and (b) achieved through community partnerships.

The Grant Review Panel charged with reviewing FY19 Project Grants convened in a public meeting at the Nevada Legislative Building, Carson City, Nevada on May 22, 2018.  This year’s panelists were:

Shelly Gilbride, Programs Officer, California Arts Council – Sacramento, CA
Charlie Seemann, Executive Director Emeritus, Western Folklife Center – Elko, NV
Michael Sweney, Art in Public Places Program Manager, Washington State Arts Commission – Olympia, WA

At the board meeting on June 11, 2018, the NAC board unanimously approved funding for applicants as listed below (in order of application number):

Kizuna Japanese Society
Henderson
 $3,156

Opportunity Village
Las Vegas
 $2,823

Henderson District Public Libraries
Henderson
 $1,430

Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada
Carson City
 $3,079

Sierra Nevada College
Incline Village
 $3,156

UNR – Board of Regents NSHE (School of The Arts)
Reno
 $3,259

UNLV – Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art
Las Vegas
 $2,990

Nevada Indian Commission
Carson City
 $2,913

Renown Health Foundation
Reno
 $2,746

UNLV – Board Of Regents NSHE (School of Music)
Las Vegas
 $2,977

Nevada Humanities
Reno
 $3,310

Friends of Dangberg Home Ranch
Minden
 $2,425

Las Vegas Celtic Society
Las Vegas
 $2,630

Town of Tonopah
Tonopah
 $1,721

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JEAN EARL’S ARTIST TALK AND RECEPTION ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 28

Please join NAC for an artist talk featuring Reno artist, Jean Earl. The reception and artist talk will take place in the OXS Gallery in Carson City on Tuesday, August 28 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The talk begins at 6:15 p.m. The event is open to the public and free.
For more than half a century, Jean and Phillip Earl of Reno used clues from old maps, letters, and books to hunt for and document Mountain Picassos: Basque Arborglyphs of the Great Basin distinctive figures carved into aspen trees found in the high country meadows of the Great Basin.  This exhibition has been featured at the OXS Gallery since July 30, and will remain in place until September 7. The OXS Gallery is located at 716 N. Carson St., Suite A, in Carson City. It is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and admission is free.  For more information 

TRADITIONAL JAPANESE DANCER FUMIKO DUNCAN RECEIVES NEVADA HERITAGE AWARD

Fumiko Duncan, a traditional Japanese Tendo dance teacher from Henderson, has been selected as the recipient of the Nevada Arts Council’s Nevada Heritage Award for fiscal year 2019.

The award recognizes master folk and traditional artists of Nevada who, at the highest level of excellence and authenticity, carry forward the folk traditions of their families and communities through practice and teaching.

A certified master instructor, Duncan studied Tendo – a 20th Century style of Kabuki, in her native Japan with Miyoko Maruyama, who created Tendo dance in the 1950s.

For the past 12 years, Duncan has taught traditional Japanese Tendo dance to groups of Japanese American women at the West Flamingo Senior Center in Las Vegas. Students study and practice dance and the use of dance accessories including fans, umbrellas and flowers for two hours each week.

They meet between August 1 and March 30 to prepare for performances as the Tendo Baikoki group, which performs at Chinese New Year, the Aki Matsuri Festival, the Martin Luther King Day parade, the Henderson Heritage Parade and other community functions.

The Nevada Heritage Award comes with […]

Nevada Arts Council Board elects officers

The Nevada Arts Council Board of Directors elected members to new leadership roles at its most recent meeting.

Joe O’Neill was elected board chair, Gail Rappa as vice chair and Ryrie Valdez as treasurer for the board, which advocates on behalf of the arts and arts education in Nevada, and promotes policies and viewpoints to benefit members of the creative industry and residents throughout Nevada.

O’Neill, a member of the nine-member board since 2016, is a senior cultural specialist with the City of Las Vegas and is responsible for managing marketing, communication and grants for the city’s Office of Cultural Affairs.

O’Neill studied vocal performance and dance at the University of Alabama and began his career as a dancer and performer for Wald Disney World Entertainment. He is a member of the Association of Performing Arts Professionals Emerging Leadership Institute and a graduate of the city’s Sponsored Employee Advanced Leadership (S.E.A.L.) Program.

Rappa is a professional artist, who lives in Tuscarora in Elko County with her husband and fellow artist Ron Arthaud and their two children.

Rappa creates one-of-a-kind wearable art from precious metals, […]

“We Are Listening” Grant Feedback Sessions

The Nevada Arts Council is conducting a review of all current grant programs and we want your input!

Please join us for one of our upcoming grant feedback sessions. Dates and times are below (both meetings will follow the same agenda). You will also have the option to teleconference.

Participants will receive conference details and information prior to each session so please make sure to REGISTER for your session online.

SESSION 1:

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2018 – 9:30 AM-12:30 PM

Reno City Hall – Council Chambers

One East First Street, Reno, NV 89501

SESSION 2:

TUESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2018 – 4:00 PM-7:00 PM

Winchester Cultural Center – Room A

3130 McLeod Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89121