NAC AWARDS 3Q ‘JACKPOT’ GRANTS

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. […]

APPLICATION PROCESS OPENS NOV. 30 FOR NAC GRANTS

Nevada arts organizations can begin submitting applications for Nevada Arts Council grants for fiscal year 2019 beginning Thursday, Nov. 30. These annual awards include: Arts Learning Project Grants, Partners in Excellence Grants and Project Grants.
The Arts Learning Project Grant is a project-based grant designed to support imaginative arts education/learning activities and long-term artist residencies that establish, expand and/or enhance lifelong arts learning and increase cultural awareness. A demonstrated planning process and an ongoing evaluation process by teachers, administrators, staff, artists and the community are considered integral parts of a successful arts education/learning project. Read more
Partners in Excellence Grants strengthen Nevada’s arts infrastructure by supporting general operations of cultural organizations and institutions throughout the state. Read more
Project Grants support arts and cultural activities of non-arts organizations and public institutions that are integral to the applicant’s overall mission and goals, and achieved through community partnerships. In addition, individuals can submit nominations for the Nevada Heritage Award beginning on Thursday, Nov. 30, as well. Read more
Nevada Heritage Awards, presented annually by the Folklife Program of the Nevada Arts Council, recognize and celebrate living cultural treasures: individuals […]

HOW DO YOU GET NEVADANS INTERESTED IN THE ARTS?

 
That was recently on the minds of about 130 artists and administrators from all over Nevada. They were part of a two-day “Arts at the Heart” conference hosted by the Nevada Arts Council and held last week at the Historic Fifth Street School in downtown Las Vegas. Listen to Nevada Public Radio’s Fred Wasser’s observations of the conference and his discussions with some of the attendees and presenters.
Listen Now: https://knpr.org/knpr/2017-11/artists-and-arts-administrators-come-together-las-vegas 

ARTS COUNCIL TALK FEATURES ARTIST ANDREANA DONAHUE

A reception and artist’s talk with mixed-media artist Andreana Donahue will be held Thursday, Jan. 11 at the Nevada Arts Council’s OXS Gallery in Carson City.

The event runs from 5-7:30 p.m., with the artist talk scheduled to begin at 6:15 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Donahue, who is based in Las Vegas, is a visual artist and independent curator. An exhibition of her work, titled “Wintering Over,” has been on display in the OXS Gallery since mid-November. The reception and talk is the culmination of the exhibit.

In her talk, Donahue will discuss her experience as a practicing artist who has been awarded many residencies, and her work as an arts advocate for marginalized and vulnerable populations.

Everywhere she has lived or studied, Donahue has incorporated physical pieces of the local environment into her work. During a residency in Alaska, she used local wildflowers and berries she gathered in the summer months to create a dye for a quilt. When she had a residency in Corsicana, Texas, she used denim and mechanics’ rags to create a remembrance […]

3rd QUARTER DEADLINE FOR JACKPOT GRANTS IS 5 pm Nov. 15

The Nevada Arts Council’s Quarterly Jackpot Grants support new or exemplary art projects by nonprofit arts and non-arts organizations, schools, public institutions or artists. The 3rd quarter Jackpot Grants support projects or activities scheduled for Jan. 1 – March 31, 2018.

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.

Go online for the Nevada Arts Council’s grant guidelines. Begin an application through the council’s online grants system GO Smart™.

For questions regarding Jackpot Grants email grants@nevadaculture.org or call 775-687-7102.

ARTISTS IN SCHOOLS + COMMUNITIES ROSTER – APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO NOV 22

NAC invites teaching artists and ensembles of all disciplines to apply to the 2019 – 2022 Artists in Schools + Communities (AIS+C) Roster.

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 educational and community cultural residencies and programs. The roster will offer two tracks – an Education Track for arts-based learning experiences in pre-K-12 settings, and a Community Track for arts-based learning experiences in community settings. Artists may apply in one or both tracks.

When accepted to the AIS+C Roster, artists and ensembles are promoted by the NAC to communities around the state for potential workshop, performance, and residency opportunities.

APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED to November 22, 2017. Apply on the NAC’s online grant system: GO Smart. Click here for AIS+C application guidelines.

Current AIS+C Roster Artists do not have to re-apply for inclusion on the FY 2019-2022 roster. NAC staff will contact current roster artists to update profile pages.

If you would like more information and assistance with your application, please contact: Maryjane Dorofachuk, Arts […]

Stephen Reid joins Nevada Arts Council staff

Stephen Reid, an artist and resident of Dayton, has joined the staff of the Nevada Arts Council.

Reid, who grew up in Indian Springs in Southern Nevada, is the agency’s new Artist Services Program specialist and art installer. He will help organize the exhibition installations for the agencies three visual arts programs: the Nevada Touring Initiative Traveling Exhibition, the Office Exhibition Series and the Legislative Exhibition Series.

Reid has a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University and a MFA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He previously worked as an adjunct instructor at Western Nevada College, teaching visual foundations and drawing.

Flora Greene and Patricia Hicks Receive Nevada Heritage Award

The Nevada Heritage Award presentation was held Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017 at the Numaga Days Powwow in Hungry Valley.

Nevada Heritage Awards, presented annually by the Folklife Program of the Nevada Arts Council, recognize and celebrate living cultural treasures: individuals who embody the highest level of artistic achievement and the highest level of service. Their accomplishments assure that folk and traditional arts will continue to be known, valued, and practiced in their families and communities. These awards recognize lifelong commitments to mastering, teaching and sharing traditional culture.

Flora Greene of Nixon is a member of the Cui-ui Ticutta Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe. She was born and raised on the reservation and is the oldest living alumna of the Stewart Indian School in Carson City. Now 100 years of age, she grew up speaking the Paiute language at home and learned about traditional foodways and crafts from her parents and family members. Her special knowledge includes tanning and sewing deer hides, traditional beadwork, and basketry. “She has dedicated her whole life to maintaining the American Indian culture and preserving the Indian traditions […]

JOB OPPORTUNITY – COMMUNITY ARTS DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE

The Nevada Arts Council is in the process of hiring the following position:

 
Community Arts Development Associate in the Las Vegas office. Serving all regions of the state, the Community Arts Development (CAD) Program provides training, assistance, and networking opportunities for local arts agencies, community organizations, and public institutions to advance partnerships, grow local cultural programing and increase participation in the arts for residents and visitors. The CAD Associate supports this objective by contributing to the production of short and long-term programs, services, and partnerships to meet the needs of Nevada’s local arts agencies, public institutions, communities and arts organizations.
CAD support arts and cultural organizations with all phases of organizational development — from the inception of a community program to developing organizational skills through long-range planning, board development and cultural assessment. Its statewide initiatives, designed to enhance the livability and uniqueness of community, include the Nevada Circuit Riders Program, Arts@the Heart Conference, Nevada Presenters Network, Arts Town Meetings, strategic planning, and technical assistance to communities across the state.
The Associate’s responsibilities, as assigned by the NAC Executive Director, include assisting with program […]