WELCOME TO THE NEVADA ARTS COUNCIL'S ONLINE APPLICATION SYSTEM
All applications, support material and final reports must be submitted through this portal. ALL APPLICATIONS CLOSE AT 5:00 PM (PST) ON THE DEADLINE DATE.
- You must create an account or sign in to your existing account to apply for a grant or other opportunity.
- All official Nevada Arts Council correspondence will be sent to the e-mail associated with your account. It is imperative that the information and email address in your profile is accurate and kept up-to-date.
- If you apply for grants/opportunities as both an individual and as an organization, you should have two separate accounts with different email addresses (one for individual grants and one for organizational grants).
How to Navigate this Website:
- All grants/opportunities that are currently open for applications are listed below. Click on Guidelines to review the full guidelines for each grant/opportunity.
- To apply for a specific grant/opportunity, click Apply.
- To view your current applications (active and drafts) or access Final Report forms, click on your profile name in the upper right hand corner, then click on My Submissions.
- To edit your profile information (including address, phone number, and email), click on your profile name in the upper right hand corner, then click on My Profile.
- For a full guide on how to apply for a grant/opportunity using this website CLICK HERE.
The Nevada Arts Council invites members of the community to serve as panelists for our grant panels. Serving on a peer-review panel is a powerful learning experience and a valuable contribution to the arts in Nevada. By providing your support to the arts and culture community throughout the state, you are participating in cultural policy in action and gaining insight about the grant making process. Peer review panels include artists, cultural practitioners, arts educators, and arts field professionals who represent diversity in all forms including age, race, ethnicity, gender, physical ability, and heritage.
HOW IT WORKS: Participating as a grant review panelist is a 2-4 week commitment (depending on the number of applications submitted in the grant category). During this time, panelists will review and score all assigned applications independently using our online grant management system. Then, panelists will participate in an open public meeting to discuss each application and provide final scores (meetings may be held virtually or in-person). After panel meetings are completed, the Nevada Arts Council Board convenes to discuss the grant panel review and to vote on final grant allocations.
Panelists receive an honorarium of $100-$250 per panel day (panel meetings run 1-2 days depending on the number of applications).
Panelists must meet the following criteria:
- Must be over 18
- Must be able to independently assess the strengths and weaknesses grant applications based on a grant program’s published review criteria (the number of grant applications varies in each grant category)
- Must have access to a computer to review applications and all work samples (photos, videos, etc.) through our online system prior to the virtual panel meeting(s)
- Must be able to take part in up to three (3) mandatory group meetings (one virtual orientation meeting and up to two panel review meetings)
- Must disclose any conflicts of interest (Panelists are asked to disclose any relationships they have with an applicant or applicant organizations. Having a conflict of interest does not make you ineligible to serve as a panelist; however, during the public panel meeting panelists are asked to abstain from discussion of and voting on any application with which they have a potential conflict of interest.)
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Eligible panelists from the approved panel pool will be contacted by Nevada Arts Council staff to serve on specific grant panels based on programmatic needs. Not all nominees will be selected to serve on the current year’s panels, but the Nevada Arts Council will retain all submissions for consideration for future panels.
The Arts Learning Express Grant is designed to support a short-term teaching artist residency (20 hours maximum). This grant is open to hosting organizations/public institutions and Nevada resident teaching artists/groups on the Nevada Arts Council Teaching Artist Roster. To offer flexibility and expedite funding, Arts Learning Express grants will be awarded on a first come, first-served basis for each cycle. Grant funds are limited, so early submission is encouraged.
Arts Learning Express Grant funds are divided into two six-month grant cycles:
- CYCLE A: Activities July 1–December 31, 2022 (applications open June 1, 2022)
- CYCLE B: Activities January 1–June 30, 2023 (applications open December 1, 2022)
OPEN TO: NV incorporated non-profit organizations, public institutions, and artists/groups on the Nevada Arts Council Teaching Artist Roster (Must be NV resident)
Before applying, you must read the FY23 Arts Learning Express Grant (ALX) guidelines.
*For more information on the Teaching Artist Roster: https://www.nvartscouncil.org/rosters/teaching-artists/
The Folklife Community Grant supports programs with folk artists and culture bearers presented by small community organizations. Eligible projects focus on the transmission or presentation of folk arts or traditions that are practiced, valued, and shared within culturally specific communities in Nevada. Eligible projects include, but are not limited to festivals, cultural events, concerts, and gatherings that bring traditional artists, cultural specialists, and communities together.
OPEN TO: NV Incorporated 501(c)(3) organizations with annual budgets of $30,000 or less
**Before applying, applicants must read the FOLKLIFE COMMUNITY GRANT guidelines and talk with Folklife Program staff: Rebecca Snetselaar, firstname.lastname@example.org, 702-486-3739
The Nevada Basin to Range Exchange (BRX) supports, promotes and celebrates rural-metropolitan collaboration through arts, culture and community placemaking. The program includes an in-person gathering, inter-community exchange activities, peer to peer collaboration and unique networking opportunities. BRX aims to:
- Foster statewide relationships
- Eliminate common stereotypes between Nevada’s rural and metropolitan communities
- Amplify resources, assets, traditions, and histories
- Identify new funding streams and cross-cultural partnerships towards community arts development and engagement
- Promote inter-community cultural planning and arts-based initiatives to enrich the lives of all residents
- Enhance the quality of local cultural programming
- Strengthen local economies while honoring Nevada’s community cultivators
The in-person gathering for the 2023 Nevada Basin to Range Exchange program will take place on April 17th through the 19th in Ely, Nevada. Check-in for the BRX gathering is between 12pm-4pm at the Postal Palace Room in the Hotel Nevada and Bristlecone Convention Center. The Opening Reception and Dinner will also take place inside the Bristlecone Convention Center from 5:00pm to 7:00pm on April 17th.
All attendees are required to participate in the entirety of the designated BRX gathering activities that begin at 5:00pm on Monday, April 17th through 3:00pm on Wednesday, April 19th. Optional tours are available for participants before and after the gathering on either Monday, April 17th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm and/or Wednesday April 19th, from 3:30pm to 5:30pm.
The Nevada Arts Council has secured complimentary lodging for 60 participants at the Hotel Nevada from April 17th to April 20th should you choose not to travel on the afternoon of April 19th.
You do NOT need to call the hotel to reserve your room, but you MUST be registered and paid in FULL no later than March 22nd to guarantee your lodging and attendance. All participants will be required to provide their own transportation to and from the event, meals (with the exception of the opening night dinner) and other travel costs. Each participant must apply individually to the BRX program.
Applications accepted on first come basis. Priority application period ends February 20, 2023. Registration closes March 15, 2023.
Upon admission to the Nevada Basin to Range Exchange program, attendees must pay the $50 registration fee to the Nevada Arts Council administrative staff (Rhonda Pena) via debit or credit card before March 22nd, 2023 by calling 775-687-7117 or forfeit their place in the program. Cancellations must be made directly with the Nevada Arts Council administrative staff (Rhonda) at 775-687-7117.