enriching the lives of all Nevadans


Teaching Artist Roster Now accepting Applications

The Nevada Arts Council is accepting applications for the Teaching Artists Roster beginning today, September 5, 2023. Interested applicants must submit their materials by October 20, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. […]

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Poetry in the classroom and Social Emotion Learning

Poetry Out Loud is a national poetry recitation competition that encourages high school students to learn about and appreciate poetry. The program provides students with the opportunity to explore and […]

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what I need to tell you

We’ve asked Nevadans to speak to one another via poetry, to tell one another something about what it means to live in a beautiful but complicated state. Authors were encouraged to write letters to people and places in our state that need to hear who they are and what matters to them. View the poetry gallery to read what they shared.

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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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The Arts Learning Program supports lifelong learning in the arts by promoting and expanding quality arts education opportunities for all Nevada citizens through statewide initiatives, grants and professional development opportunities.

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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.

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Community Arts Development Program (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
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The NAC Folklife Program promotes appreciation of Nevada’s folklife and traditional arts by producing projects, publications, exhibitions, recordings, and films; documenting living traditions; maintaining the Nevada Folklife Archives of photographs, recorded interviews, field notes, and folk art objects; and supporting the folk and traditional arts activities of individuals, organizations, and communities through grants, consultations, and technical assistance.

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The Grants Program reflects a significant commitment by the State of Nevada to support the creation of art and access to the arts for its citizens. NAC grants support the efforts of nonprofit arts and community organizations, public institutions and individual artists to make cultural activities and experience widely available to those who live in or visit Nevada.

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