Basin to Range Exchange
The Nevada Basin to Range Exchange (BRX) supports, promotes and celebrates statewide collaboration through arts, culture, and community.
The Nevada Basin to Range Exchange (BRX) is a professional development networking opportunity designed to facilitate collaboration between rural and metropolitan communities in Nevada. The biennial in-person gathering provides a unique setting catered towards understanding, and cultural development between rural and metropolitan communities which promotes a stronger, interconnected cultural landscape statewide.
BRX seeks to cultivate meaningful connections and relationships between rural and metropolitan communities across the state of Nevada. By bringing people together from diverse backgrounds, the program encourages dialogue, cooperation, and mutual understanding.
BRX works to break down stereotypes and misconceptions that exist between Nevada’s rural and metropolitan communities. By promoting collaboration and shared experiences, the program aims to harvest a greater sense of unity and appreciation for the unique qualities of each community.
BRX highlights statewide resources that exist within both rural and metropolitan areas of Nevada. By showcasing the richness and uniqueness of each community, the program encourages cross-pollination of ideas and a deeper appreciation for Nevada’s cultural landscape.
BRX actively explores new funding opportunities and cross-cultural partnerships to support community arts development. By connecting local community members from different regions of the state, the program aims to unlock untapped resources and new collaborative possibilities that can drive sustainable cultural initiatives.
BRX advocates for collaborative cultural planning and arts-based initiatives that enrich the lives of all residents. By encouraging cross-community projects, the program provides a sense of shared ownership and investment in cultural and economic development throughout Nevada.
BRX seeks to enhance the quality and diversity of local cultural programming in both rural and metropolitan areas. By providing opportunities for knowledge exchange, skill-building, and creative collaboration, the program aims to create artistic, cultural and accessible experiences available to residents.
The in-person BRX gathering helps to support local businesses, restaurants and museums primarily in rural settings to help increase tourism and local revenue. BRX attendees contribute not only to the economic vitality of Nevada both also help to enhance local community engagement.
Through a focus on arts, culture, economic prosperity and community placemaking.
Interested applicants must register on the Nevada Arts Council Submittable platform in order to be considered for the convening and program. Applicants are then vetted and selected through internal staff review.
After attending the in-person gathering, participants can (but are not required to) develop and pilot one cultural or community development exchange project that strengthens rural-metropolitan relationships. Funding through the Nevada Arts Council may be available based on the current year and fiscal grant cycle. Outside funding opportunities are applicable to support the project.
The program is for anyone interested in developing and sustaining in rural and metropolitan relationships in Nevada through the arts. This includes, but is not limited to Veterans, Health Care workers, Public Administrators, Seniors, Arts Organizers, Business Owners, Community Leaders, Educators, Arts Enthusiasts as well as representatives from Private and Public sectors. In other words, EVERYONE IS WELCOMED!
*Due to limited capacity only one representative from an organization may be selected to participate. Please apply individually to be considered.
THE 2023 NEVADA BASIN TO RANGE EXCHANGE – LEGACY
The Nevada Basin to Range Exchange (BRX) convened in Ely, NV. April 17-19, 2023. This year’s programming focused the theme of Legacy and how the arts can activate communities to honor the past, engage in the present, and design for the future. The concept of Legacy persists throughout the state, in arts and culture, and is explored by organizations in these videos.
With the generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts, all participants received complimentary lodging at the historic Hotel Nevada for 3 nights. The $50 registration fee also served as an accessible component towards attendance.
BRx Projects in action
View video of this event here.
Coyote Visits Gerlach is a 2019 BRX project by Scott Hinton and Candy Webb.