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Community Arts January News

Happy New Year, Nevada!

Project Grant for Organizations Accepting Applications

Is your organization seeking funding for a project? Our Project Grant for Organizations (PGO) is currently accepting applications until March 1, 2024 for projects that take place between July 1, 2024 and June 30, 2025! This grant provides up to $7,000 to support non-profit organizations and public institutions, just like the Henderson Symphony Orchestra, a FY22 Project Grant for Organizations recipient.⁠ 

Review the PGO Guidelines to discover if your organization can apply! Follow up with a review of our PGO Application Questions and General Grant Policies.

Upcoming Webinars

It is grant season at the Nevada Arts Council! Join Community Arts Staff in one of our webinars for nonprofit and municipal organizations. We will be providing a general session on our Project Grant for Organizations explaining more about this grant and its requirements. We will also have a special session on Telling Your Story in Grant Applications with examples from our past grantees. 

Grantee Spotlights: Our PGO & OSG Grantees

Our Project Grant for Organizations (PGO) & Operational Support (OSG) Grantees work year-round to bring you professional arts experiences and support. Here are just a few examples: 


PGO grantee serving literary excellence in visual arts news stories from across the state.

Brewery Arts Center

Music, Theatre, Festivals, Exhibits, and more! This OSG grantee provides art experiences for all ages, all year, in Carson City! 

Las Vegas Philharmonic

This OSG grantee provides professional symphony orchestra in Southern Nevada! 

St. Mary’s Art Center

Virginia City’s hub for creativity and community – rich with the lore and history of the Comstock. 

Plan a staycation or weekend warrior trip to visit one of our grantees and enjoy their programs. Need travel itinerary plans? Get ideas from our sister agency Travel Nevada.

Top Image: Brewery Arts Center Young Dubliners Concert. Center Image: Las Vegas Philharmonic Advertisement for upcoming Feb. 24, 2024 performance Cabrera Conducts Rhapsody in Blue At 100. Bottom Image: St. Mary’s Nancy Good Exhibition.

New Year Reminders

Starting 2024 on the right foot

Acknowledgements & Logos

Please take this new year to reflect on your website and marketing materials. Are you using our current logo? Are you meeting NAC & NEA acknowledgement & logo requirements during your period of support?

Find hi-res and updated logos on our website with usage guidelines.

Apply for Funding for your Educational Programming

Operational Support Grantees – did you know that you can apply for grant support for your educational programming with the Arts Learning Project or Arts Learning Express Grants? Don’t miss news on these Arts Learning grant programs or the opportunity to invite a Roster Artist into your community!

Is your UEI active?

All organizations who receive funding from the Nevada Arts Council musthave an UEI number registered and active with

UEI numbers are always free – don’t get scammed by fake offers.

UEI needs to be reactivated annually. Best practice is to check your UEI status quarterly – and to set reminders on your organizational calendars!

Nevada Arts Council Hiring

The Nevada Arts Council is hiring an Arts Learning Specialist based out of our Las Vegas office. Join our team and make an impact on arts education in Nevada!

Additional Opportunities

National Endowment for the Arts – Major Sponsored Initiatives Closing in January 

Creative Forces Community Engagement Grant (Wed. 1/17)

Shakespeare in American Communities (Thur. 1/25)

ArtsHERE – Statement of Interest due Fri. Jan. 19, 2024 

The NEA partnered with the US Regional Arts Organizations to provide a $65,000 to $130,000 competitive nonmatching grant for around 95 nonprofit organizations.

AIANTA hosting concessions how to webinar with National Park Service on Jan. 30th. Learn how to offer your goods and services to park visitors with Mount Rainer National Park.

Regional and National News

WESTAF releases 2023-24 National Leaders of Color Fellows for the Western Region. Includes Las Vegas Artist JU-EH!

NASAA releases 2023 Learning SeriesSee our very own Michelle Patrick in Engaging Rural Communities and stay up to date on the latest arts fundraising data by watching Where are We in 2023? The Economic Landscape for Nonprofit Arts Organizations.

West Wendover Revitalizing Downtown with USDA Rural Development Support.