Community Arts Development Program (CAD) supports Nevada’s nonprofit arts and culture organizations, municipalities, public institutions and communities with a variety of programs and services aimed to build vibrant communities statewide. CAD works to:
- Elevate the arts and culture infrastructure statewide
- Expand the skill set of Nevada’s creative community
- Cultivate organizational capacity
- Facilitate professional networking and relationship building within and between communities
- Increase access to the arts
FY20 COMMUNITY IMPACT GRANT
The Community Impact Grant is a two-year grant awarded to local government agencies and public institutions to support collaborative community-based projects. Read more
PROGRAMS & SERVICES
ARTS & ECONOMIC PROSPERITY 5 (AEP5)
Arts and Economic Prosperity 5 (AEP5) is the most comprehensive economic impact study of the nonprofit arts and culture industry ever conducted. In fiscal year 2015, the State of Nevada joined Americans for the Arts as an official study partner. Data from Nevada was gathered from 164 nonprofit arts and culture organizations and over 2,200 audience spending surveys. Nationally as well as in Nevada, the arts mean business. To read more about the results view click on links below:
NEVADA BASIN TO RANGE EXCHANGE
The Nevada Basin to Range Exchange (BRX) supports, promotes and celebrates rural-urban collaboration through the arts. The BRX program is a one year program that includes in person gatherings, intercommunity arts-based exchange activities, and peer to peer mentorship. Read more
NEVADA CIRCUIT RIDER ROSTER
The Nevada Circuit Rider (NCR) Roster includes experienced consultants selected by a panel of community arts specialists. NCR roster consultants are available for hire to provide customized support for arts and culture nonprofit organizations and public institutions focused on a variety of topics including fundraising, marketing, and board development. Read more
NEVADA PRESENTERS’ NETWORK
Nevada Presenter’s Network (NPN) is a free informal association and listserv designed to connect performing arts presenters and artists in Nevada. NPN promotes professional development, outreach activities, block booking and best practices, and encourages a dynamic dialogue between presenters and artists that expands access to the arts for all Nevadans. To access the NPN directory, Click here
PLANNING ACTIVITIES & ARTS TOWN MEETINGS
Every three years, CAD staff coordinates the agency’s planning process by examining the state of the arts in Nevada and reviewing and refining its services to update the agency’s strategic plan. As part of the process, NAC holds focus group meetings, individual interviews and community meetings (Arts Town Meetings, Community Conversations, Arts Summits and Focus Groups) throughout the state.
|Values and Vision: 2016 — 2019||NAC Strategic Plan 2016-2018|
|Art Town Meeting Schedule 2016-2017|
|Art Town Meeting Summaries in 2016-2017|
ARTS @ THE HEART
With Community Action Planning through the arts as its focus, the Arts @ the Heart Convening brings together teams of cultural, business and community leaders to address the attributes of vibrant communities, public/private partnerships, and local renewal and growth through community engagement. A@H combines formal sessions, informal discussions and local celebrations to build relationships, generate ideas-sharing, and inspire collaborations that result in enhanced community livability across the state.
Save tuned for Arts @ the Heart November 2020 in Reno!
THE NEVADA BASIN TO RANGE PROGRAM SPOTLIGHTED IN DESERT COMPANION
STAFF & TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
Much of CAD staff time is committed to assisting communities and community arts organizations. Staff may recommend or assist with the implementation of a community cultural assessment to identify local resources and develop a strategic plan, provide links to new resources or arrange for peer to peer networking opportunities to assist with the challenges of working toward long term sustainability.
- Community Arts Specialist (northern), Grace Davis, 775-687-7119 or email
- Community Arts Specialist (southern), Michelle Patrick, 702-486-3732 or email