The 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 funding.
All NAC grant applications are submitted through GO Smart™, our online grants management system that guides you through the application process by combination of help screens, links to instructions, and checks for math and other errors. Follow the GO Smart™ instructions to register, create your applicant profile, answer narrative questions, complete the budget section, upload support material and submit the completed application.
Quarterly Jackpot Grants support new or exemplary art projects by artists, teachers, nonprofit arts and non-arts organizations, schools or public institutions that take place during a three-month period. (For example, apply for the First Quarter Jackpot Grant to support projects/activities scheduled for July 1–September 30.) Read more
PARTNERS IN EXCELLENCE GRANTS
Partners in Excellence Grants (PIE) strengthen Nevada’s arts infrastructure by supporting general operations of cultural organizations and institutions throughout the state. Together, NAC and the arts organizations it supports have increased access to and participation in the arts across the state – through quality arts programming, arts education initiatives and cultural leadership. PIE Grants reflect and enhance this important partnership. Two tiers of PIE Grants offer funding determined by organizational budget size that supports professional salaries, artistic fees, marketing costs and other expenses consistent with the mission of the grantee. Read more
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT GRANTS
Professional Development Grants (PDG) promote the continuing education for artists, nonprofit arts organizations, schools and teachers to advance their work and careers through attendance at regional or national conferences, workshops, or seminars for skills training. PDG funds cover costs associated with professional development activities on a reimbursement basis for artists, educators, board members and arts administrators. Read more
Project Grants support arts and cultural activities of non-arts organizations and public institutions that are: (a) integral to the applicant’s overall mission and goals, and (b) achieved through community partnerships. Partnerships, including those that involve sectors outside of the arts, are key to the success of activities funded by Project Grants and must be reflected in every application. Read more
GRANT WORKSHOPS AND WEBINARS
Throughout the year, Grants Program staff offer webinars and workshops. Check NAC Calendar for dates.
The Nevada Arts Council invites members of the community to apply to serve as panelists for our grant panels. Serving on a peer-review panel is a powerful learning experience and a valuable contribution to the arts in Nevada. Read more
STAFF & TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
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.
The Grants Director 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, email. Let us know that you want to receive these announcements – indicate your organizations name and contact information.
- Sierra Scott, Grants & ADA Director, 775-687-7104 Email
- Kim Schlesener, Grants Specialist, 775-687-7102 Email