Grant Offerings

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. Nevada Arts Council grants support the efforts of nonprofit arts and community organizations, public institutions, and individual artists to make cultural activities and experiences widely available to those who live in or visit Nevada. The reach of this program is expansive – grant recipients are found in every corner of the state and sponsor activities such as exhibitions, concerts, film series, and festivals. Grant funds also support Nevada’s dance, opera, and theatre companies, symphonies, orchestras, choral groups, and local arts councils statewide. 


BEFORE APPLYING FOR ANY GRANTS, YOU MUST CLICK HERE TO REVIEW THE GRANT POLICIES WHICH INCLUDE INFORMATION ON OVERALL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, FUNDING RESTRICTIONS, REVIEW PROCESSES, AND GRANTEE RESPONSIBILITIES. 

The current grant offerings for Fiscal Year 2021 (July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021) are listed below. Please select your grant type (Individual, Organization, or Public Institution) using the dropdown menu below and the available grants for that selection will appear below. Click on “View Guidelines” to see the full details and eligibility requirements for each grant.

NOTICE: The grant offerings for Fiscal Year 2022 (July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022) have not been announced yet. The grants for Fiscal Year 2022 may differ from previous years in order to provide responsive opportunities to support our artists and arts organizations during this time. Please check this page for updates or sign up for our mailing list to be notified when new grants are announced.


Orange = Non-competitive Grant / Light Blue = Two-year Grant / Green = Annual Grant / Dark Blue = Relief Grant (for FY21 only)

    Folklife Artist Grant

Supporting the work of master folk and traditional artists

Grant Offered to:
Individuals,

FY21 Deadline: At least 30 days before the proposed project (applications open 11/16/20)

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    Folklife Community Grant

Supporting folk and traditional arts in communities

Grant Offered to:
Organizations,

FY21 Deadline: At least 30 days before the proposed project (applications open 11/16/20)

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    Virtual Mini-Lesson Grant

Helping teaching artists create virtual resources

Grant Offered to:
Individuals,

FY21 Deadline: CLOSED (Deadline: January 29, 2021)

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    Artist Relief Grant

Supporting Nevada's individual artists impacted by COVID-19

Grant Offered to:
Individuals,

FY21 Deadline: CLOSED (Deadline: January 29, 2021)

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    CARES Act Grant

Supporting Nevada’s arts organizations impacted by COVID-19

Grant Offered to:
Organizations,

FY21 Deadline: CLOSED (Deadline: June 15, 2020)

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    Operating Support Grant

Supporting core operations of arts organizations

Grant Offered to:
Organizations,

FY21 Deadline: N/A (two-year grant awarded in FY20)

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