Community Arts Development

Community Arts Development (CAD) supports Nevada’s nonprofit arts and culture organizations, municipalities, public institutions and communities with a variety of programs and services aimed to build vibrant communities statewide. CAD works to:

  • Elevate the arts and culture infrastructure statewide
  • Expand the skill set of Nevada’s creative community
  • Cultivate organizational capacity
  • Facilitate professional networking and relationship building within and between communities
  • Increase access to the arts

CAD staff committed to assisting communities and community arts organizations including, implementation of a community cultural assessments, developing strategic plans, providing links to new resources or arrange for peer to peer networking opportunities to assist with the challenges of working toward long term sustainability.


FY20 Community Impact Grant
The Community Impact Grant is a two-year grant awarded to local government agencies and public institutions to support collaborative community-based projects.


Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 (AEP5)
Arts and Economic Prosperity 5 (AEP5) is the most comprehensive economic impact study of the nonprofit arts and culture industry. In 2015, the State of Nevada joined Americans for the Arts to gather data from 164 nonprofit arts and culture organizations and over 2,200 audience spending surveys.

IDEA Workshop
Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility: a new workshop series for arts and cultural leaders in non-profits, municipalities, and public institutions, who serve throughout the state of Nevada.

Nevada Arts Accessibility Initiative
The primary goal of NAAI is to identify areas of improvement in communication, venue design, and ADA friendly programming. Your voice is needed to identify challenges, resources, and key community stakeholders.

Nevada Basin to Range Exchange
The Nevada Basin to Range Exchange (BRX) supports, promotes and celebrates rural-urban collaboration through the arts, culture, and community.

Road Maps
Professional Development Series for art administrators, public programmers, and artists alike.


Arts @ the Heart
A state-wide convening bringing together ambassadors of cultural, business and community leaders to address the attributes of vibrant communities, public/private partnerships, and local renewal and growth through community engagement.

Save tuned for Arts @ the Heart November 5 & 6, 2020 in Reno!


Nevada Arts Accessibility Initiative

Take the SURVEY to help us with this new initiative!

IDEA Workshop

A new professional development series for leaders of arts and culture organizations, municipalities, and non-profits.

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility


  • Community Arts Development Specialist, Grace Davis, 775-687-7119 or  email