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enriching the lives of all Nevadans

We are currently seeking venues to host our Nevada Touring Initiative (NTI) Exhibitions for 2024. The NTI Traveling Exhibition Program delivers high-quality visual arts exhibits to communities throughout the state for an affordable fee. The cost includes rental of the artwork, installation and pick-up, insurance, and publicity and educational materials. We are currently seeking venues to host Meaning is always here – the exhibit features 14 two-dimensional artworks curated from the University of Nevada Las Vegas’ Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art’s permanent collection.

Staff can guide both new and experienced sponsors through the steps necessary to present rewarding community arts events by providing information and technical assistance in such areas as planning, publicity, and audience development. Please contact, Artist Services Specialist/Art Installer, Stephen Reid, 775.687.7108 or email.

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Join our team! We are seeking a Arts Learning Specialist.
This is a CULTURAL/NATURAL RESOURCE SPECIALIST 2 with the Nevada Arts Council located in Las Vegas, Nevada. ⁠
This class series encompasses positions that perform a broad range of professional and technical work involving but not limited to: cultural/natural resource assessment, programming, funding, evaluation, survey, inventory, preservation, research, education, planning, mitigation and recovery.⁠

Please see the full posting for more details and how to apply.

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Learn how the non-profit arts and culture sector drives local business, supports the local economy, and creates community pride in Nevada! The Nevada Arts Council partnered with Americans for the Arts to provide the Arts & Economic Prosperity 6 (AEP6) study which shows the impact of arts organizations across our state. Browse the final report to learn more.

Arts & Economic Prosperity in Nevada

The FY25 Grant Guidelines are available to review. Be sure to review all guidelines to know when grants will be opening in advance! The FY25 Project Grant for Organizations is now accepting applications, review the guidelines and application support material now.

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Be sure to mark March 9 in your calendars for the thrilling Nevada Poetry Out Loud State Finals. Witness the fierce competition between students from across the state as they vie for the esteemed state title. Following this, the Nevada State Finalist will have the incredible opportunity to travel to Washington D.C. to contend in the national competition. This program beautifully showcases the determination and fearlessness of our students as they fearlessly take the stage to recite poetry. The most captivating moment is when they flawlessly deliver a poem, filling their support system with boundless pride. Ensure you don’t miss out on the chance to show your support for arts education in Nevada.⁠

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A Farewell From Nevada Poet Laureate, Gailmarie Pahmeier

Dear Nevadans, My tenure as your state Poet Laureate is about to end, and I wanted to reach out to say something significant about these last couple of years. For […]

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Nevada Arts Council Announces 2024 Literary and Performing Arts Fellows

[Carson City, Nevada] – The Nevada Arts Council has announced the 2024 Literary and Performing Arts Fellows. Since 1989, the Nevada Arts Council has recognized 232 fellows in Visual, Performing, and Literary Arts who demonstrate excellence in their field. The Fellowship program […]

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supporting k-12 arts learning

Nevada’s first Arts License Plate is available at DMV field offices statewide. The plate, designated by DMV as the “Children in the Arts” license plate, is available in a standard or personalized format. If you are interested in a standard format, the initial cost will be $51 dollars with an annual renewal fee of $20 in addition to all other registration fees.

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