FY17 PARTNERS IN EXCELLENCE GRANT RECIPIENTS

Partners in Excellence (PIE) Grants ($4,000 to $30,000)
Support Nevada’s established arts and cultural organizations through two tiers and six levels of funding, based on applicant budget size. Grantees in Tier II apply for two years of funding in even years. PIE applicants may also request up to $7,500 per year to support integrated arts education programming through Arts Learning Component (ALC) funds. FY17 ALC amounts reflect an average reduction of 28.5% from panel-recommended funding due to available grant funds.


PIE: Tier I, Level 1 (up to $4,000) Grant amounts listed reflect an average reduction of 27.7% from panel recommended funding.

GRANTEE

PANEL RECOMMENDATION

GRANT AWARD ALC

Bella Voce Women’s Ensemble, Reno
Friends of Dangberg Home Ranch, Minden
Las Vegas Pipe Band, Las Vegas
Myron Heaton Chorale, Henderson
Nevada Woodchucks, Sparks
Northern Nevada Bluegrass Association, Reno
Red Mountain Music Company, Boulder City
Sin City Opera, Las Vegas
S. NV Chapter: American Guild of Organists, Las Vegas
Virgin Valley Theatre Group, Mesquite

$3,587
$3,513
$3,807
$3,340
$3,560
$3,867
$3,040
$3,640
$3,493
$3,040

$2,592
$2,539
$2,751
$2,413
$2,572
$2,794
$2,197 $1,311
$2,630
$2,524
$2,197


PIE: Tier I, Level 2 (up to $6,500) Grant amounts listed reflect an average reduction of 29.1% from panel recommended funding.

GRANTEE

PANEL RECOMMENDATION

GRANT AWARD

Austin Dancers, Las Vegas
Foundation to Assist Young Musicians, Las Vegas
Henderson Writers’ Group, Henderson

$5,547
$6,153
$5,623

$4,036
$4,365
$3,989


PIE: Tier I, Level 3 (up to $8,000) Grant amounts listed reflect an average reduction of 31.1% from panel recommended funding.

GRANTEE

PANEL RECOMMENDATION

GRANT AWARD ALC


A Public Fit, Las Vegas
Capital City Arts Initiative, Carson City
Carson City Symphony Association, Carson City
Carson Valley Arts Council, Minden
Chinese New Year in the Desert, Las Vegas
Dam Short Film Society, Boulder City
Desert Chorale, Las Vegas
Friends of the Las Vegas Youth Orchestra, Las Vegas
Get in the Act! Arts in Action, Stateline
Good Luck Macbeth Theatre Company, Reno
Left of Center Art Gallery, North Las Vegas
Mile High Jazz Band, Carson City
Reno Jazz Orchestra, Reno
Reno Pops Orchestra, Reno
Ruby Mountain Symphony, Elko
Shooting the West, Winnemucca
Sierra School of Performing Arts, Reno
Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society, Las Vegas
Tahoe Arts Project, South Lake Tahoe
TheatreWorks of Northern Nevada, Reno
Traditional American Music Project, Reno
Wild Horse Productions, Carson City
Yerington Theatre for the Arts, Yerington

$7,360
$7,680
$7,307
$7,107
$7,467
$7,520
$7,013
$7,440
$7,400
$7,293
$7,600
$7,240
$7,293
$7,360
$7,347
$7,667
$7,440
$7,120
$7,573
$7,200
$6,320
$6,693
$7,760

$5,074
$5,294 $4,422
$5,037 $4,454
$4,889
$5,147 $2,598
$5,184
$4,835
$5,129
$5,239
$5,028 $3,941
$5,239
$4,991 $2,406
$5,028 $4,502
$5,074
$5,065
$5,285
$5,129
$4,908
$5,221
$4,964
$4,357 $4,358
$4,614
$5,350 $3,893


PIE: Tier II, Level 4 (up to $16,000) Grant amounts reflect an average reduction of 28.5% from panel recommended levels of funding.

GRANTEE

PANEL RECOMMENDATION

GRANT AWARD ALC

Arts for the Schools, Truckee
Bruka Theatre of the Sierra, Reno
Holland Project, Reno
Reno Dance Company, Reno
Sierra Nevada Ballet, Reno
Sierra Nevada MasterWorks Chorale, Reno
Signature Productions, Las Vegas
St. Mary’s Art Center, Virginia City
Virgin Valley Artists Association, Mesquite

$14,720
$14,240
$15,200
$13,714
$15,200
$13,829
$13,966
$14,720
$13,874

$10,524
$10,181 $3,621
$10,868
$9,806 $4,328
$10,868 $4,292
$9,887
$9,985
$10,525
$9,921 $4,650


PIE: Tier II, Level 5 (up to $24,000) Grant amounts reflect a reduction of 31.8% from panel-recommended levels of funding.

GRANTEE

PANEL RECOMMENDATION

GRANT AWARD ALC

A.V.A. Ballet Theatre, Reno
Arts for All Nevada, Reno
Brewery Arts Center, Carson City
Churchill Arts Council, Fallon
Discovery Children’s Museum, Las Vegas
Neon Museum, Las Vegas
Nevada School of the Arts, Las Vegas
Note-Able Music Therapy Services, Reno
Reno Chamber Orchestra, Reno
Reno Little Theater, Reno
Sierra Arts Foundation, Reno

$20,846
$22,440
$21,189
$23,109
$22,080
$21,600
$22,080
$23,006
$22,423
$22,526
$21,806

$14,225
$15,313
$14,460 $3,756
$15,769 $4,632
$15,067
$14,740 $4,095
$15,067
$15,698
$15,301
$15,371 $3,970
$14,880 $4,936


PIE: Tier II, Level 6 (up to $30,000) Grant amounts reflect a reduction of 26.7% from panel recommended levels of funding.

GRANTEE

PANEL RECOMMENDATION

GRANT AWARD ALC

Artown, Reno
City of Las Vegas, Office of Cultural Affairs, Las Vegas
Clark County / Winchester Cultural Center, Las Vegas
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, Incline Village
Las Vegas Philharmonic, Las Vegas
Nevada Ballet Theatre, Las Vegas
Nevada Museum of Art, Reno
Reno Philharmonic Association, Reno
Western Folklife Center, Elko

$29,100
$27,129
$26,786
$28,071
$26,786
$28,843
$29,100
$28,543
$29,486

$19,148 $4,274
$17,851
$18,696 $4,042
$18,471 $4,757
$17,624 $4,346
$18,979
$19,058 $4,346
$18,781 $4,650
$19,401 $4,954


FY17 Organizational and Project Grants Panel
Karen Bryan – director, School of Music at University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Dan Cavanagh – founding artistic director, American Jazz Composers Orchestra, and director, Music Industry Studies, University of Texas Arlington, Arlington, TX
Mark Masuoka – executive director/CEO, Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH
Francesca McLean McCrossan – administrator, Center for Swedenborgian Studies at GTU Consortium, Berkeley, CA
Gary Sanders – Community Arts and Exhibits administrator, City of St. George, St. George, UT
Ray Tatar – producing artistic director, California Stage Theatre Company, Sacramento, CA