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Arts Council announces new grant offerings; workshops June 29 and 30

CARSON CITY, Nevada — The Nevada Arts Council board has approved the agency’s slate of grant offerings, including two American Rescue Plan grants. Applications for most of the grants will open July 1; the Nevada Arts Council is offering virtual workshops to review the programs on June 29 and 30.

“We are pleased to announce the upcoming grants programs,” Nevada Arts Council Executive Director Tony Manfredi said. “These programs strengthen Nevada’s creative communities, which is vital to the state’s economic health and the quality of life of our residents.”

The two American Rescue Plan grant programs are as follows:

  • American Rescue Plan Grant for organizations offers grants ranging in amount from $2,000 to $17,000 to Nevada incorporated nonprofit arts organizations to help them rebuild. The application period runs from July 1-23.
  • American Rescue Plan Grant for individual artists provides grants of $1,000 to non-student Nevada residents ages 21 and older to provide project-based support. This program will have two cycles: Cycle A, for projects between Aug. 1 to Dec. 31 (applications open July 1); and Cycle B, for projects between Jan. 1 to June 30, 2022 (applications open Dec. 1).

The Nevada Arts Council also will be taking applications for the following grants:

  • Arts Learning Project Grant, offering $3,500 to organizations and public institutions to support arts learning activities for grades pre-kindergarten through 12, and lifelong learning
  • Folklife Community Grant, providing grants of up to $1,500 to Nevada incorporated nonprofit organizations with annual budgets of $30,000 or less
  • Folklife Artist Grant, $1,500 grants to individuals to support the work of master folk and traditional artists
  • Project Grant for Organizations, offering grants up to $5,000, with a one-to-one cash or in-kind match, to Nevada incorporated nonprofits to support arts and cultural projects that impact the community

Artists and groups on the Nevada Arts Council’s Artists in Schools + Communities Roster are eligible to apply for the Arts Learning Express Grants, which supports Nevada artists providing educational experiences.

In addition, artists who applied for the Arts Fellowship Grant and Folk Arts Fellowship Grant in Fiscal Year 2021 can re-apply for the grant, as the program was suspended in Fiscal Year 2021. Only those who applied in Fiscal Year 2021 are eligible for this grant. Organizations that received an Operating Support Grant in Fiscal Year 2021 are also eligible to apply for a two-year extension.

For a complete review of the Nevada Arts Council Fiscal Year 2022 grants, visit

Nevada Arts Council will offer webinars to review the grants: the first is from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. p.m. June 29; the second from 1 to 2 pm. June 30. Registration is required. Register for the June 29 webinar here. Register for the June 30 webinar here.


The Nevada Arts Council is part of the Nevada Division of Tourism and Cultural Affairs. Its mission is to enrich the cultural life of the state through leadership that preserves, supports, strengthens and makes excellence in the arts accessible to all Nevadans