Living Traditions Grants

Living Traditions Grants were available from 2016 through 2019, replacing the Folklife Opportunity Grant (for organizations) and the Folklife Apprenticeship Grant (for individuals). Beginning in FY2020, these funds will support the new NAC Folklife Community Grant (for organizations) and the Folklife Artist Grant (for individuals).

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LIVING TRADITIONS GRANT RECIPIENTS 2016-2019

2019 Zazpiak Bat Basque Club, Reno Basque Festival (Reno)
2019 Kalahi Philippine Folkloric Ensemble, Cultura collaboration with Leyte Kalipayan Dance Company (Las Vegas)
2019 Tu Casa Latina, Fiesta on Wells (Reno)

2018 Zazpiak Bat Basque Club, Reno Basque Festival (Reno)
2018 Jillian Fillmore, Great Basin willow water jugs with Norma Darrough (Fernley)
2018 Shawn Collins, Western Shoshone beadwork (Spring Creek)
2018 Valentina Ortiz/Elko Folkloric Ballet, Community Dance Recital (Elko)

2017 Luquetha Lutale/Nondi Wontanara, African dancing and drumming with Atito Gohi (Las Vegas)
2017 Friends of India, Diwali Celebration (Las Vegas)
2017 Kizuna Japanese Society, Japanese Spring Festival (Las Vegas)

2016 Supatra Chemprachum/Las Vegas Thai Cultural Arts Association, Thai storytelling and dance (Las Vegas)
2016 Fumiko Duncan, Japanese Tendo dance (Henderson)
2016 Lesley Hawley, Northern Paiute cradleboards (Fallon)
2016 Las Vegas Paiute Tribe, Nuwuvi language and culture (Las Vegas)
2016 Las Vegas Pipe Band, Celtic Thanksgiving gathering (Las Vegas)
2016 Dane Ngahuka, Maori culture and dance (Las Vegas)

FOLKLIFE OPPORTUNITY GRANT RECIPIENTS, 2005 – 2015
2015 Worldwide Partnership, Romanian Festival (Reno)
2015 Japanese American Citizens League, Taiko 10 Community Concert (Las Vegas)
2015 Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Mariachi Studies, Mariachi Summer Camp (Las Vegas)
2015 Rainbow Dreams Education Foundation, Las Vegas Juneteenth Festival (Las Vegas)

2014 Desert Skype Pipes and Drums, Celtic Thanksgiving gathering (Las Vegas)
2014 Gurdwara Baba Deep Singhji, Las Vegas Mela (Las Vegas)
2014 Rainbow Dreams Education Foundation, Las Vegas Juneteenth Festival (Las Vegas)

2013 Great Basin Heritage Area Partnership, Old Sheepherders Gathering (Baker)
2013 Desert Skye Pipes & Drums, Celtic Thanksgiving gathering (Las Vegas)
2013 Town of Genoa, Cowboy Poetry Festival (Genoa
2013 Gurdwara Baba Deep Singhji, Las Vegas Mela (Las Vegas)
2013 Yerington Paiute Tribe, Northern Paiute language and culture (Yerington)
2013 Duckwater Shoshone Tribe, Duckwater Shoshone Annual Powwow Festival (Duckwater)

2012 Great Basin Heritage Area Partnership, Old Sheepherders Gathering (Baker)
2012 JRW Concepts Services, City Wide Youth Musical Workshop (Las Vegas)
2012 Friends of India, Indian Independence Day Parade (Henderson)
2012 KSAA-Intermountain Region, Camp Lokahi (Las Vegas)

2011 JRW Concepts Services, City Wide Youth Musical Workshop (Las Vegas)
2011 Maori Inc, Waitangi Day (Las Vegas)
2011 Duckwater Shoshone Tribe, Duckwater Shoshone Annual Powwow Festival (Duckwater)
2011 Sierra Foundation, Reno Turkish Festival (Reno)

2010 Sparks Heritage Museum, Western Heritage Festival (Sparks)
2010 Nevada Indian Commission, Tribal Tourism Conference (Reno)
2010 Nevada Indian Territory, Stewart Father’s Day Powwow (Carson City)
2010 Las Vegas Indian Center, Art of the Drum workshops (Las Vegas)
2010 Duckwater Shoshone Tribe, Duckwater Shoshone Annual Powwow Festival (Duckwater)
2010 North American Basque Organization, Udaleku Basque Culture Camp (Gardnerville)
2010 Sierra Foundation, Reno Turkish Festival (Reno)

2009 Sparks Heritage Museum, Western Heritage Festival (Sparks)
2009 Las Vegas Indian Center, Art of the Drum workshops (Las Vegas)
2009 Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, Numaga Powwow (Reno)
2009 Nevada Indian Commission, National American Indian Day at Stewart Indian School (Carson City)
2009 Stewart Father’s Day Powwow Committee, Stewart Father’s Day Powwow (Carson City)
2009 Nevada Urban Indians, Diabetes Health Fair/Powwow (Reno)

2008 Lohan School of Shaolin, Lion Dance for Chinese New Year (Las Vegas)
2008 Nevada Indian Commission Stewart Father’s Day Powwow (Carson City)
2008 Las Vegas Highland Dance Association, Scottish Ceilidh (Las Vegas)
2008 Boricua Association of Las Vegas, Puerto Rican Festival (Las Vegas)
2008 Springs Preserve Foundation, Southern Paiute Cultural Fair/Powwow (Las Vegas)
2008 Clark County School District Mariachi Program, Mariachi Summer Camp (Las Vegas)

2007 Eastern Arts, Persian New Year Concert/Recital (Las Vegas)
2007 Boricua Association of Las Vegas, Puerto Rican Festival (Las Vegas)
2007 Las Vegas Highland Dance Association, Scottish Ceilidh (Las Vegas)
2007 Native American Community Services, Las Vegas Intertribal Veterans Powwow (Las Vegas)
2007 Wilbur May Museum, Multicultural Festiva[ (Reno)
2007 Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada, Salt Trail Singers at Stewart Indian School (Sparks)

2006 Lohan School of Shaolin, Lion Dance for Chinese New Year (Las Vegas)
2006 Washoe Tribe, Washoe Language School (Gardnerville)
2006 Great Basin Native Basketweavers’ Association, Annual Gathering (Elko)
2006 International Folkloric Ballet, (Reno)
2006 Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, Great Basin Languages Conference (Reno)
2006 Russian-American Society of Reno-Sparks, (Reno)

2005 Assyrian American Society of Las Vegas, dance costume project (Las Vegas)

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