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NAC GRANT SEASON HAS ARRIVED

Where does the time go? The application deadline for FY17 Arts Learning Project, Partners in Excellence (Tier I) and Project Grants is March 3, 2016. Applications for FY17 Living Traditions Grants are due on March 26, 2016. Application deadline for FY17 Artist Fellowship Grant is April 7, 2016, and Fellowship Project Grant is April 14, 2016. All applications must be submitted by 5 pm. PST using the Grants Online (GO™) system. All applicants are advised to read NAC's FY16-FY17 Grants Guidelines for submission requirements, general policies, and changes to grant categories. Questions? Please call 775.687.6680 to speak to a member of our Grants Management Team. If you require a print version, please contact either NAC office.

POWERING UP NEVADA WITH POETRY OUT LOUD

Poetry Out Loud

The words of great poets are coming to life on stages across the Silver State as 2,760 high school-aged students compete in the 11th Annual Nevada Poetry Out Loud Program. District finalists will vie for the title of State Champion at the Nevada State Finals on March 16 at the KNPB studios in Reno from noon to 3 p.m.

Congratulations to our first district finalists - Stephen Watts, a senior at Eureka County High School, and Shaylin Segura, a sophomore at Carson City High School. Check out the Nevada Poetry Out Loud FB page for events across the state.

The Nevada State Champion receives $1,000, with his/her school receives $1,000 for poetry books literary programs, and travels to the National Finals in Washington, D.C. in May, to compete against the winners from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. A total of $50,000 in scholarship and school prizes will be awarded. Students placing second and third at the Nevada State Finals receive $500 with their schools receiving $500 each for literary programs.

Watch the 2015 Poetry Out Loud State Finals television special, produced by KNPB Channel 5.

ARTISTS IN SCHOOLS + COMMUNITIES ROSTER

NAC's new Artists in Schools + Communities Roster (AIS+C) is now available! Designed as a resource to broaden participation in the arts through artist-led residencies and programs, the AIS+C roster includes more than 70 individual artists and ensembles in a multiplicity of disciplines from Nevada and beyond. Artists have been approved to provided residencies in one or two tracks – an education track for arts-based learning experiences in pre-K–12 settings, and a community track for arts-based learning experiences in community settings. Download a copy here. To request a print version of the roster, call either NAC office at 775.687.6680 or 702.486.3700.

OXS GALLERY FEATURES NATE CLARK’S RECENT PAINTINGS

Nate Clark's Paintings at OXS Gallery

Reno artist Nate Clark’s paintings are featured at the Nevada Arts Council’s OXS Gallery through March. In “Leeway,” a selection of Clark’s recent paintings, the artist examines order and structure through mark making. "It starts with a simple idea that I follow and expand into a long physical method,” explains Clark. “My process has been greatly influenced by working in the garden with my parents, and knitting and crocheting with my grandmother. The repetition of simple shapes and marks develops a pattern that mimics nature by allowing the structure of each work to unfold and respond to itself, like the growth pattern of a forest ecosystem. These paintings also comment on the systems humanity has created to thrive, from the spacing of row crops to the organization of computer data." Clark is a FY16 Artist Fellowship Honorable Mention award recipient. OXS Gallery is located in the NAC office at 716 N. Carson St, Suite A, in Carson City. Managed by NAC’s Artist Services Program, the gallery is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 pm. Call 775.687.6680 for more information. Visit NAC on Facebook.

NOW PLAYING – HOME MEANS NEVADA: 1986 HISTORIC RADIO SERIES

Home Means Nevada Radio SeriesClick to Read More

This thirteen-part radio series from 1986, now made available via digitization, presents vignettes of Nevada’s multi-faceted folk culture. The shows were produced recordings made on location – in folk artists’ home, places of work, and at public gatherings. From the making of neon signs to the construction of Shoshone cradleboards, from Basque dance music to buckaroo poetry, the cultural diversity of Nevada is only hinted at in this series. Updated vignettes include photos from the original field research preserved in the Nevada Folklife Archive, and additional images and video clips from the Nevada Historical Society, UNR Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering, UNLV’s Special Collections and the Western Folklife Center.

Home Means Nevada is available at: https://vimeo.com/album/2972886


 

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