Nevada Heritage Award

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GENERAL INFORMATION


SUBMISSION DEADLINE: April 27, 2018 @ 5 pm PST

Nevada Heritage Awards recognize and celebrate our state’s living cultural treasures. These individuals embody the highest level of artistic achievement in their work and the highest level of service in the teaching and other work they do in their communities to ensure that their traditions stay strong. These awards are given to individuals for their lifelong record of artistic excellence, authenticity, and significance. One or two awards are presented each year, depending on the application pool and availability of funds.
GRANT AMOUNT: $3,500


REQUIRED MATCH


No match required.

ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS


The Heritage Award honors and recognizes Nevada master folk and traditional artists who, at the highest level of excellence and authenticity, carry forward the folk traditions of their families and communities through practice and teaching. A “community” can be defined as a group of people who share common cultural elements, such as ethnicity, tribal heritage, national origin, occupation, religious belief, geographic area or traditional art form. All nominees must be residents of Nevada and must be living at the time of their nomination. The Nominee must have a social security number in order to receive the cash award.


APPLICATION & REVIEW PROCESS


This is an annual nomination. As nominations arrive, each is reviewed for eligibility and completeness by NAC staff, processed and scheduled for panel review. Nominators are notified of dates for the grant panel, which is open to the public.


REQUIRED SUPPORT MATERIAL


  • All required Support Material must be submitted using the NAC’s online grant system
  • Specific Support Material required for Nevada Heritage Award nominations will be available on the online grant system

NARRATIVE QUESTIONS


  1. Please provide a narrative statement identifying the individual, the art form, and why you believe this person should receive the award. (2400 characters)
  2. What is your relationship to the nominee? How long have you known her/him, and in what capacity? (1200 characters)

STAFF ASSISTANCE


Talk  with Folklife Program staff before you start your nomination. Staff welcomes questions and can help you to develop an eligible and competitive nomination.

Folklife Director Patricia Atkinson 775.687.7103
Folklife Specialist Rebecca Snetselaar 702.486.3739