Honors and showcases the work of Nevada’s contemporary literary, performing and visual artists to the public through exhibits, grants, outreach programs and publications.

Supports lifelong learning in the arts by promoting and expanding quality arts education opportunities for all Nevadan’s through statewide initiatives, grants and professional development opportunities.

Engages networking, planning grants, convenings and other services to assist local arts agencies, cities and towns across Nevada to create and sustain vibrant communities.

Documents Nevada’s diverse cultural heritage to share with the public through publications, exhibitions, festivals, videos, school and community workshops, and the Nevada Folklife Archives.