fy25 project grant for artists guidelines

APPLICATION DEADLINES

  • CYCLE A: April 1, 2024 at 5:00pm (Application open 2/1/24)
    • Period of Support: July 1 – December 31, 2024
  • CYCLE B: October 1, 2024 at 5:00pm (Applications open 8/1/24)
    • Period of Support: January 1 – June 30, 2025

GRANT AMOUNT: Up to $3,000 (no match)
ELIGIBILITY SNAPSHOT: Individual, NV Resident, 21 years or older, non-student
STAFF CONTACT: Sapira Cheuk, Artist Services Specialist | Stephen Reid, Artist Services Specialist

HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS

The Fiscal Year 2025 (FY25) Project Grant for Artists (PGA) from the Nevada Arts Council supports individual artists in the production and presentation of artistic projects. The PGA is awarded twice a year for projects that take place during a specified six-month period. Some components of the project including planning may occur outside of the 6-month grant cycle; however, the primary portion of the project must occur within the grant cycle. Examples of eligible projects include art exhibitions, performances, readings, concerts, the creation of art, portfolio creation, and marketing/promotional activities related to an arts project. 

PGA Funds are divided into two six-month grant cycles: 

CYCLE A:  July 1 – December 31, 2024

CYCLE B: January 1 – June 30, 2025

To stay in compliance and be eligible for future Nevada Arts Council grants, grantees must complete the Final Report online within 45 days of project completion or by June 30, 2025, whichever is first. 

APPLICANT ELIGIBILITY

Applicants may only receive one Project Grant for Artists per fiscal year. Applicant requirements:

  • Must be a current Nevada resident and have been in residence for at least one year prior to the date of the grant application 
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or have legal permanent resident status
  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Must not be enrolled as degree-seeking student 
  • Artists working in collaborations must file one joint application with one individual as the primary applicant

GRANT AMOUNT: Up to $3,000 (no match required)

Grant funds will be disbursed as an advance payment upon receipt of the signed terms and conditions. Documentation of the use of grant funds must be provided in the Final Report and must match the proposed expenses. 

Funds may be used for relevant project expenses including artist fees (to applicant artist and any collaborating artists), facility costs such as space rental, production costs/materials, marketing and promotion, travel, and contracted services. 

In addition to the General Funding Restrictions in the current GRANT POLICIES, PGA funds may NOT be used for:

  • Attending classes/workshops
  • Teaching classes/workshops (funds to support individual teaching artist residencies are only available through the Arts Learning Express Grant to artists on the Nevada Arts Council Teaching Artist Roster)
  • Curating another artist’s exhibition or artistic work
  • Expenses outside the 6-month cycle
  • Purchase of permanent equipment that exceeds $500

REVIEW PROCESS/CRITERIA

A review panel will adjudicate eligible applications using the criteria below and make funding recommendations to the Nevada Arts Council Board. Grant awards may vary from requested amounts based on panel scores and available funding. For more information, please see the Grant Review Process in the current GRANT POLICIES.

  1. Project Planning and Management (30 points)
    • Project is well planned with a realistic timeline
    • Clearly describes achievable objectives and outcomes
    • Provides a clear budget with appropriate financial resources to support the project
  2. Artistic Excellence (40 points)
    • Demonstrates artistic excellence and achievement of applicant and any collaborating artists, groups, and/or organizations
    • Demonstrates clear artistic concept including the unique artistic/cultural components and/or creative elements of the proposed project
  1. Project Impact/Artistic Merit (30 points)
    • Demonstrates impact to the artist’s personal craft and/or body of work
    • Demonstrates impact to a broader community, such as the general public, cultural community, or specific target populations

HOW TO APPLY

  1. Review the current Grant Policies for additional information about the requirements associated with Nevada Arts Council Grants
  2. Review the Application Questions and Support Material
  3. Complete the application online at: https://nevadaartscouncil.submittable.com/submit

Click HERE for additional resources for applicants including a guide to submitting applications online.