FY20 ANNUAL GRANTS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS

The following Fiscal Year 2020 Grants for Organizations/Public Institutions are now open for applications. Click on the name of the grant to view the guidelines.

Operating Support Grant (due March 1, 2019)
Staff Contact: Grants Program
Sierra Scott: 775-687-7104
s.scott@nevadaculture.org
Project Grant For Organizations (due March 15, 2019)
Staff Contact: Grants Program
Sierra Scott: 775-687-7104
s.scott@nevadaculture.org
Arts Learning Project (due April 5, 2019)
Staff Contact: Arts Learning Program
Maryjane Dorofachuk: 702-486-3738
mdorofachuk@nevadaculture.org
Community Impact Grant (due April 12, 2019)
Staff Contact: Community Arts Development
Shoshana Zeldner (N. NV): 775-687-7119
szeldner@nevadaculture.org
Michelle Patrick (S. NV): 702-486-3732
mpatrick@nevadaculture.org

*Please note, non-profit organizations can receive an Operating Support Grant and an Arts Learning Project Grant in the same fiscal year, but Project Grant for Organizations and Community Impact Grant recipients cannot receive any other competitive grants in the same fiscal year.

All applications can be submitted using the new online grant system: https://nevadaartscouncil.submittable.com/submit
Please see the resources below to help guide you through the basics of using the new system.

Webinar: How to Use the New Online Grant System
Application Submission Guide

 

FY20 GRANT WORKSHOPS

Artists, educators, nonprofit organizations, and public institutions – please join us at one of our free grant workshops this January. Workshops will focus on the Nevada Arts Council’s new grant programs for Fiscal Year 2020, applying for a grant using our new online grant management system, as well as preparing competitive and compelling grant applications. As we have a number of updates and new grant programs this year, we strongly encourage both new applicants and current grantees to attend a workshop.

If you need accessibility accommodations, please notify Cathleen Wyatt (775.687.6680) at least three working days prior to the workshop.

Please register online at least one week prior to the workshop. Walk-ins are welcome if there is space.

NORTHERN NEVADA

RENO – January 24, 2019
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm / 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
McKinley Arts and Culture Center
925 Riverside Drive
Reno, NV 89503
REGISTER HERE

SOUTHERN NEVADA

LAS VEGAS – January 15, 2019
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Sahara West Library
9600 W Sahara Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89117
REGISTER HERE

LAS VEGAS – January 15, 2019
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Clark County Library
1401 E Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89119
REGISTER HERE

HENDERSON – January […]

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 […]

FY19 3RD QUARTER JACKPOT GRANTEES

Nevada Arts Council awards 3rd quarter Jackpot Grants

The Nevada Arts Council has awarded $8,316 in Jackpot Grants for the third 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 Jan. 1 and Mar. 31, 2019. The grants were first reviewed by a grants review panel on Dec. 12 and received final approval from the Nevada Arts Council Board of Directors on Dec. 14.

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

Big Four Educational Theatre Foundation (Las Vegas): awarded $1,000 to support artist fees for live musical accompaniment for their upcoming musical, “Assassins” running January 18, 2019 through February 3, 2019 at the Las Vegas Little Theatre.

Bonnie Kelso (Las Vegas): awarded $867 to support the creation of the story and artwork for a 24-page, full color picture book for children ages 3-8.

Cameron Crain (Reno): awarded $840 to support the creation of a new screenplay concept titled “We are Family” which is a family comedy […]

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. 

NOTICE OF MEETING TO SOLICIT COMMENTS ON PROPOSED NEVADA ARTS COUNCIL GRANT CHANGES

The Nevada Arts Council is proposing changes to its grant offerings and guidelines.  A meeting has been set for 12:30 p.m., on Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at the Nevada Arts Council Office, 716 N. Carson Street, Ste. A,  Carson City, NV 89701, with teleconferencing to the meeting available by calling  1 (646) 749-3122 and using the Access Code: 591-401-469 .  The purpose of the meeting is to solicit and review comments from interested persons on the proposed changes to grant offerings and grant guidelines. The Nevada Arts Council Board will vote on adoption of changes during a board meeting set for 1:30 p.m., on Thursday, November 8. Specific information of the November 8 meeting will be properly posted in accordance to Nevada Open Meeting Law.
A copy of all materials relating to the proposed changes may be obtained online (http://nvculture.org/nevadaartscouncil/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2018/10/FY20-NAC-GRANT-GUIDELINE-DRAFTS-FOR-PUBLIC-COMMENT.pdf) or by contacting Cathleen Wyatt at the Nevada Arts Council, 716 N. Carson Street, Ste. A. Carson City, NV 89701 or by phone at 775-687-6680.  A reasonable fee for copying may be charged.
You may provide written comments regarding the proposed changes by mailing […]

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 […]

NAC HOSTS RECEPTION & ARTIST TALK WITH DONALD CORPIER STARR

 The Nevada Arts Council will host a free reception and artist talk with Las Vegas artist Donald Corpier Starr on Tuesday, Oct. 9. An exhibit of Starr’s artwork is on display at the Arts Council’s OXS gallery through Nov. 9. The reception starts at 5:30 p.m. with the artist talk scheduled to begin at 6:15 p.m. at the Nevada Arts Council, 716 N. Carson St., Suite A, in Carson City.

Titled, “Color the Emotion,” Starr’s exhibit consists 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 in his portraits.

His philosophy for connecting with his audience is a simple one: “If I can create a pleasing image that creates a mood or emotion in the viewer and causes them to wonder ‘Who is this person?’ then I have accomplished my goal,” said Starr, a Kansas native who now makes his home in Henderson.

Starr’s mother recognized his artistic abilities early on and his formal arts education began with a summer scholarship to […]

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.

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