Grant Offerings

 

FISCAL YEAR 2021 (FY21) GRANT UPDATE:

The Nevada Arts Council incurred significant FY21 budget reductions from both the State General Fund appropriation and the revenue allocated from the Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs. Due to these reductions, we are unable to award our FY21 grant applications at the appropriate level they deserve. Therefore, the Nevada Arts Council made the difficult decision to suspend our previously announced FY21 grant programs and withdraw all submitted applications. The Nevada Arts Council will move forward with funding our current 2-year grantees. After funding for the 2-year grants has been distributed, we anticipate a limited amount of grant dollars will remain for FY21. NAC staff and board are currently working to create responsive grant opportunities for FY21 that will address the most pressing needs of our constituents. For more information, CLICK HERE.

 

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 (NAC) 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. Though a NAC grant may be a small percentage of a receiving organization’s total budget, the importance of these dollars reaches far beyond actual cash value – serving as a catalyst for other public and private funding.


Prior to applying for any grants, please review the Grant Policies which include information on overall eligibility requirements, funding restrictions, grant review processes, and grantee responsibilities. CLICK HERE TO REVIEW NEVADA ARTS COUNCIL GRANT POLICIES

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.

    CARES Act Grant

Supporting Nevada’s arts organizations impacted by COVID-19

Grant Offered to:
Organizations,

FY20 Deadline: N/A

FY21 Deadline: June 15, 2020

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    Operating Support Grant

Supporting core operations of arts organizations

Grant Offered to:
Organizations,

FY20 Deadline: CLOSED

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

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    Folklife Artist Grant

Supporting the work of master folk and traditional artists

Grant Offered to:
Individuals,

FY20 Deadline: CLOSED

FY21 Deadline: TBD

View Guidelines

    Folklife Community Grant

Supporting folk and traditional arts in communities

Grant Offered to:
Organizations,

FY20 Deadline: CLOSED

FY21 Deadline: TBD

View Guidelines