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RINGING IN THE FY16 GRANTS SEASON

If it's the new year, then it's the start of the Nevada Arts Council's grant season. Applications for FY16 annual grants will be accepted through Grants Online™ at nac.culturegrants.org between February through April, depending on the category. The FY16 - FY17 Grant Guidelines include changes to several grant categories, submission deadlines and general policies. . If you require a print version, please contact either office. A series of grant panels will review eligible applications in public meetings to be scheduled in May and June. Questions? Please contact a member of our Grants Management Team at 775.687.6680.

CELEBRATING THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF POETRY OUT LOUD

Nearly 3,200 high school-aged students are "Powering up Nevada" with poetry, thanks to the 2015 Nevada Poetry Out Loud Program. Cheer on Nevada's 14 finalists at the Nevada State Finals as they vie for the title of Nevada State Champion, and the opportunity to compete in the National Finals in Washington D.C. in April. Katharine Coles, former Utah Poet Laureate, author of six poetry collections, and a Nevada State Finals judge, will be reading her work as part of the event.

The 2015 Nevada Poetry Out Loud State Finals will be held on March 14th at Reno's Siena Hotel from noon to 3 p.m. All Poetry Out Loud events are free and open to the public. Read More

OXS GALLERY FEATURES SARAH LILLEGARD

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Second Skin is part of an ongoing series by Sarah Lillegard of "clan" jackets and garments that explore group identity, belonging, forming and imbuing symbols with meaning, cultural legacies and myth making. A 2015 Artist Fellowship recipient, Lillegard is a mixed-media artist whose work draws on the traditions of handcrafts and western iconography. The jackets in Second Skin are “re-manifestations of the intersections of group identity and personal revelations.” The exhibit runs February 2 — April 30, 2015 with a reception and artist talk on Wednesday, February 18, 5-7:30pm: Artist Talk at 6:15pm. The OXS Gallery is located at 716 N. Carson St., Carson City and is open to the public, Mon.–Fri., 8am – 5pm.

NAC SPOTLIGHTS ARTISTS AT THE LEGISLATIVE EXHIBITION SERIES

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The 2015 Legislative eXhibition Series (LXS) continues with "Natural Memorial Realist," featuring the work of Overton artist Max Bunnell, February 23 - March 13. Specializing in land- and seascapes in watercolor and oils, Bunnell is drawn to nature’s ever-changing light and pleinair painting alone or with fellow artists. Since 1985, the LXS Program has spotlighted 137 Nevada's contemporary and traditional artists during the biennial legislative session. The LXS Gallery is located on the first floor across from the Caucus Deli in the Legislative Building, 401 South Carson Street, Carson City.

THE WORK OF ARTISTS SERIES RETURNS TO THE NEVADA LEGISLATURE

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The Work of Artists series offers a unique opportunity for artists to engage with community members and those working in and visiting the Nevada State Legislative Building. Co-sponsored by SENarts and Capital City Arts Initiative, The Work of Artists 2015 features talks and workshops by six of Northern Nevada's finest traditional, folk and contemporary artists. On February 18th, from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m., Sande Rowan discusses the "Baskets of the World." On February 24th, Michelle Lassaline presents "The Magic of Masks," an interactive workshop for all ages. All presentations are free and open to the public in Room 3100. See the full schedule

VALUES & VISION NAC PLANNING UPDATE

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Between February and April in 2014, Nevada Arts Council (NAC) staff and board traveled about 2,600 miles to facilitate thirteen Arts Town Meetings and engage in a statewide conversation about the arts with nearly 500 Nevadans. Discussions focused on community-specific matters as well as issues that resonated in cities and towns, urban and rural, across the state. Information gathered at these meetings, along with comments from more than 220 online surveys, is being analyzed and will guide the NAC strategic plan, Values and Vision, 2016-2019.
Nevada boasts a passionate and active arts coalition of individuals, organizations, and businesses. NAC is proud to partner and collaborate with so many who continue to improve the state’s quality of life, increase access to the arts, and strengthen our educational system for future generations.

NAC AWARDS $609,623 TO SUPPORT FY15 ARTS PROGRAMS

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The Nevada Arts Council has awarded 120 grants (for a total of $609,623) to arts institutions, nonprofit organizations and public institutions for programs and projects in FY2015 through its Arts Learning and Grants Programs. Grant review panels convened in public meetings to evaluate grant applications and recommend funding amounts for the NAC Board to consider at its May 14 meeting in Carson City. Included are 42 arts organizations receiving funding in the second year of their two-year Partnership in Excellence Grants.

 

The Nevada Arts Council (NAC) is the agency charged with ensuring that state and national funds support cultural activity and encourage participation in the arts throughout Nevada.

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