The Artist Services Program encourages the work of Nevada’s literary, performing and visual artists. With a focus on the needs and concerns of the individual artist, the program components serve artists through grant funding, programs supporting the work of artists, professional development opportunities and technical assistance.
ARTIST FELLOWSHIP GRANT (Contemporary Arts)
Grants of $5,000 for artists living in Nevada awarded in odd calendar years to Visual Artists and in even calendar years to Literary and Performing Artists. Read more
FELLOWSHIP PROJECT GRANT
Grant of $7,000 awarded every other year to support individual artists from all disciplines who have received the maximum allowed number of NAC fellowships (two and more) and meet all Fellowship Program eligibility requirements. This grant is a two-year grant and the application will be open in 2021.
PROGRAMS & SERVICES
ARTIST FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM (Contemporary Arts)
The Artist Fellowship Program was created in 1988 by the Nevada Arts Council to encourage the pursuit of artistic excellence by providing financial support to Nevada artists. Read more
LEGISLATIVE EXHIBITION SERIES (LXS)
LXS spotlights Nevada painters, photographers, sculptors and craft artists during the biennial legislative sessions. A citizen’s committee selects the artists whose work is displayed in the gallery space on the first floor of the Legislative Building. Read more
NEVADA TOURING INITIATIVE (NTI) TRAVELING EXHIBITION PROGRAM
NTI delivers high quality visual arts exhibits to communities throughout the state. To help accomplish this goal, every NTI-Traveling Exhibition includes installation, insurance, publicity and educational materials. Read more
OFFICE EXHIBITION SERIES (OXS)
The OXS Gallery features artwork from the agency’s permanent collection or from NTI-Traveling Exhibit and is located in the Carson City office. Read more
FY21 ARTIST FELLOWSHIP GRANT GUIDELINES
(Literary and Performing Arts)
Application Deadline: April 15, 2020 (online applications open February 3, 2020)
STAFF & TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
The Artist Services Program provides guidance, referrals and research to artists and organizations that work with individual artists on a variety of topics such as marketing, and presenting and exhibiting various art forms in public settings.
The Artist Services Program periodically sends out opportunity and event listings via Email Blasts to Nevada literary, performing and visual artists. If interested in getting these announcements, email Fran Morrow letting her know you want to receive these announcements – indicate your artistic discipline.
- Artist Services Program, Fran Morrow, 775.687.7106 or email
- Artist Services Program, Stephen Reid, 775.687.7108 or email
- Videos: Conversations with Artist Fellows
- Videos: Fellowship Project Grantees
- NTI-Traveling Exhibition Gallery Notes