Grants Program

grants-slide_no-textThe Grants Program reflects a significant commitment by the State of Nevada to support the creation of art and access to the arts for its citizens. NAC grants support the efforts of nonprofit arts and community organizations, public institutions and individual artists to make cultural activities and experience widely available to those who live in or visit Nevada. The reach of this program is expansive – grant recipients are found in every corner of the state, and sponsor activities such as exhibitions, concerts, festivals and film series. Grant monies also support Nevada’s dance, opera and theatre companies; symphonies, orchestras and choral groups, and local arts councils statewide. Though a NAC grant may be a small percentage of an organization’s total budget, the importance of these dollars reaches far beyond actual cash value – serving as a catalyst for other public and private support.


Annual, quarterly and rolling grants available for artists, arts administrators, board members and educators. Please read the descriptions, criteria and application requirements for each grant category carefully in order to determine which grant best meets your needs. Read more

Annual, quarterly and rolling grant for organizations including nonprofit arts organizations, public institutions, private/public schools, tribal agencies and nonprofit non-arts organizations. Please read the descriptions, criteria and application requirements for each grant category carefully in order to determine which grant best meets your needs as an organization or public institution. Read more


Throughout the year, Grants Program staff offer webinars and workshops. Check NAC Calendar for dates.


Recent webinars to help earn FY18 grants from NAC

PrintNAC hosted a series of free grant webinars in December for nonprofit organizations, schools and public institutions. The first webinar, Applying for Annual Grants, focused on the agency’s annual Partners in Excellence and Project Grants categories that support arts projects and programs throughout the state. The second webinar, Grants to Support Arts Learning Programs, focus on NAC grant opportunities that support arts learning programming and projects offered by schools, public institutions and arts organizations.  Watch the webinars


The Grants Program provides guidance, referrals and research to existing grantees and new applicants on a variety of topics such as budget development, evaluations and grant management.

Email Blasts
The Grants Program Coordinator periodically sends out informational Email Blasts to all constituents regarding updates to the grants program, deadlines and workshop dates. If interested in getting these announcements, send email.  Let us know that you want to receive these announcements – indicate your organizations name and contact information.

  • Grants Director, Teresa Moiola, 775.687.7102 or email
  • Grants Specialist, Vacant, 775.687.7104 or email