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Application process opens Nov. 30 for Nevada Arts Council grants

CARSON CITY, Nevada (Nov. 28, 2017) – Nevada arts organizations can begin submitting applications for Nevada Arts Council grants for fiscal year 2019 beginning Thursday, Nov. 30.

These annual awards include: Arts Learning Project Grants, Partners in Excellence Grants and Project Grants.

The Arts Learning Project Grant is a project-based grant designed to support imaginative arts education/learning activities and long-term artist residencies that establish, expand and/or enhance lifelong arts learning and increase cultural awareness. A demonstrated planning process and an ongoing evaluation process by teachers, administrators, staff, artists and the community are considered integral parts of a successful arts education/learning project.

Partners in Excellence Grants strengthen Nevada’s arts infrastructure by supporting general operations of cultural organizations and institutions throughout the state.

Project Grants support arts and cultural activities of non-arts organizations and public institutions that are integral to the applicant’s overall mission and goals, and achieved through community partnerships. In addition, individuals can submit nominations for the Nevada Heritage Award beginning on Thursday, Nov. 30, as well.

Nevada Heritage Awards, presented annually by the Folklife Program of the Nevada Arts Council, recognize and celebrate living cultural treasures: individuals who embody the highest level of artistic achievement and the highest level of service. Their accomplishments assure that folk and traditional arts will continue to be known, valued, and practiced in their families and communities. These awards recognize lifelong commitments to mastering, teaching and sharing traditional culture.

Grant applications and award nominations for NAC grants must be submitted through “GO Smart” the new online grants system available at This new system will require all applicants to begin the process by setting up a profile.

Applications for Artist Fellowship Grants and the Fellowship Project Grant will be available on Monday, Jan. 29, 2018.

Detailed information regarding all Nevada Arts Council grants and FY19 guidelines can be found at and clicking on the “Grants” tab. For more information, contact the Grants Management Team at or (775) 687-7102.