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 (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.

    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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    Project Grant for Organizations

Supporting arts and cultural projects with community impact

Grant Offered to:
Organizations, Public Institutions,

FY20 Deadline: CLOSED

FY21 Deadline: March 20, 2020

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    Arts Learning Project Grant

Supporting growth through the arts for Pre-K through 12th grade students

Grant Offered to:
Organizations, Public Institutions,

FY20 Deadline: CLOSED

FY21 Deadline: April 3, 2020

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    Artist Fellowship Grant

Recognizing outstanding individual artists

Grant Offered to:
Individuals,

FY20 Deadline: CLOSED

FY21 Deadline: April 15, 2020

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    Folk Arts Fellowship Grant

Recognizing outstanding individual artists

Grant Offered to:
Individuals,

FY20 Deadline: CLOSED

FY21 Deadline: April 15, 2020

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    Project Grant for Artists

Providing project support for individual artists

Grant Offered to:
Individuals,

FY20 Deadline: CLOSED

FY21 Deadline: TBD (All FY21 grants are currently on hold)

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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 (All FY21 grants are currently on hold)

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    Folklife Community Grant

Supporting folk and traditional arts in communities

Grant Offered to:
Organizations,

FY20 Deadline: CLOSED

FY21 Deadline: TBD (All FY21 grants are currently on hold)

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    Arts Learning Express Grant

Supporting short-term teaching artist residencies

Grant Offered to:
Individuals, Organizations, Public Institutions,

FY20 Deadline: CLOSED

FY21 Deadline: TBD (All FY21 grants are currently on hold)

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    Professional Development Grant

Promoting the continuing education of Nevada’s arts industry

Grant Offered to:
Individuals,

FY20 Deadline: CLOSED

FY21 Deadline: TBD (All FY21 grants are currently on hold)

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