THE NEVADA BASIN TO RANGE PROGRAM SPOTLIGHTED IN DESERT COMPANION
One of the main objectives of The Nevada Basin to Range Exchange Program is to foster and develop relationships between Nevada’s rural and urban communities. NAC is creating a space with various opportunities for participants to network and present collaborative partnership ideas in an informal but inviting setting. The pilot was launched in Tonopah because it offered its rich mining history but also limited the number of distractions generally found in larger urban areas.
Currently, there are 52 individuals who will identify their measure of impact within their respective communities. One of the requirements of the program is to create a partnership and produce an arts-based initiative within one year. We can’t wait to see what they come up with! The initiatives will be created and implemented by each partnership. The needs vary from each community, but most of the commonalities identified in both rural and urban areas include access to arts, infrastructure, audience engagement and of course, limited funding. All of their initiatives will be centered around community development and creative impact.
Based on the feedback from the first meeting, NAC is extending the next meeting an additional day so that participants can utilize that additional time to network and properly solidify their project ideas. We also want to invite the first cohort and share stories of their experiences and initiative process. The 2020 Nevada Basin Range Exchange will convene once again in Tonopah on April 20-22, 2020. The application will open on January 6, 2020, and closes February 9, 2020.