Grants For Nonprofit Arts and Non-Arts Organizations, Public Institutions And Schools Print

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All Nevada Arts Council (NAC) grant applications, support material and final reports must be submitted through Grants Online™ (GO™), our online grants management system. GO™ guides you through the application process by a combination of help screens, links to instructions, and checks for math and other errors. If you need help using GO™ please contact NAC staff at 702.486.3700 or 775.687.6680.
  • Follow GO™ instructions to: 
    • register
    • create your applicant profile
    • answer narrative questions
    • complete the budget section
    • upload support material
    • submit the completed application 
 

 

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ARTIST RESIDENCY EXPRESS GRANTS

GO™ Submission Deadline: A minimum of 45 days prior to the planned residency. Offered throughout the year while funds are available.

The Artist Residency Express Grant (AREx) is designed for community and educational sponsors to host short-term artist residencies (three-day limit for each residency) using an artist on one of the NAC artist rosters. Non-roster artists may be used, but require additional support materials/work samples.  For artist residencies planned for longer than three days, please apply for an annual Arts Learning Grant. Applications.
Eligible Grant Amount:  Grant amounts of up to $1200 ($400 a day per artist maximum) are awarded to the sponsoring organization to support artist fees for a one to three day residency. In some cases, an artist may charge more than the grant will support or may need help with supplies, travel, or lodging expenses. It is up to the sponsor to provide the additional funds to enable the residency.
Required Match:  No match required. NAC does require that grantees report all in-kind donations of goods and services as they have a cash value and demonstrate a broad base of community support. 
Applicant Eligibility: Nevada nonprofit 501(c)3 organizations and public institutions such as schools, colleges, community centers, youth organizations, museums, tribal entities, senior centers, park districts and libraries. Organizations in the process of applying for nonprofit 501c3 status may apply using a Fiscal Agent. 
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ARTS LEARNING GRANTS

GO™ Submission Deadline:  Grant Application Packet postmark deadline one week after online submission date. See calendar for dates.

Arts Learning Grants support imaginative arts education/learning activities and long-term artist residencies that establish, expand and/or enhance lifelong arts learning and increase cultural awareness. A demonstrated planning process and an ongoing evaluation process by teachers, administrators, staff, artists and the community are considered integral parts of a successful arts education/learning project. Whether designed for a school environment or for the general public, these arts education activities must accomplish one or more of the following areas of focus:

  • Arts EducationThe development of cognitive (knowledge), behavioral (skills) or affective (appreciation) learning in one or more arts disciplines, which include dance, drama, music, visual arts, traditional and folk arts, video and film, and writing.
  • Arts IntegrationThe use of the arts as tools to strengthen teaching and learning in non-arts subjects such as reading, social studies, science, math, etc.
  • Arts for Social DevelopmentThe use of the arts as tools to promote social development (for example, improved social outcomes for at-risk teens) or health and healing (for example, using arts with seniors, patients with Alzheimer disease, autism, or other learning and/ or physical disabilities).

Grant Amount: Up to $7,500.  Required Match: 1:1 cash and in-kind match.
Eligibility: Nevada 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations, public institutions, including schools, colleges, community centers, youth organizations, museums, tribal entities, senior centers, park districts, and libraries.
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FOLKLIFE OPPORTUNITY GRANTS

GO™ Submission Deadline: A minimum of 45 days prior to the planned residency. Available on a first-come, first-served  basis throughout the year while funds are available.

Folklife Opportunity Grants (FOG) support projects associated with the presentation and preservation of traditional arts, language and other folklife activities. FOG funding may be used to produce festivals, cultural events, concerts, gatherings, master classes, conferences and seminars (including: artist fees, publicity, facility and equipment rentals), and to provide demonstrations at museums, schools, local organizations and community centers, or to support community documentation projects.

Grant Amount: Up to $1,500.  Required Match: 1:1 cash or in-kind match (or combination of cash and in-kind).
Eligibility: This is an entry-level grant for Nevada’s small community 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations only, with budgets of $100,000 or less and that have a record of at least one year of traditional arts programming. Organizations that have received an NAC Project, Development, or Partners in Excellence Grant within the past five years are not eligible to apply for FOG funds. Organizations must work to maintain traditional art forms of their own cultural heritage. 
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JACKPOT GRANTS

GO™ Submission Deadline:   See calendar for dates.

Quarterly Jackpot Grants support new or exemplary art projects by nonprofit arts and non-arts organizations, schools, public institutions that take place during a three month period. (For example, apply for the First Quarter Jackpot Grant to support projects/activities scheduled between July 1 – September 30.)

Jackpot Grants support arts education projects that are designed and implemented by teaching artists, nonprofit arts and non-arts organizations, schools or public institutions. Examples of eligible projects include: art exhibitions, performances, readings and concerts, sponsoring of arts-related workshops and conferences, marketing and promotional activities, and planning, implementation, and/or evaluation of arts education programs for school-aged students or other target participants. Note: Organzations applying for Artist Residencies must apply for either an Arts Learning Project Grant or  an Artist Residency Quick Grant.
Grant Amount: Up to $1,000.  Required Match: 1:1 cash match for organizations.
Eligibility: Nonprofit Organizations, Public Institutions and Schools: Nevada 501(c)3 arts/cultural nonprofit organizations, schools and public institutions for their professional paid or volunteer staff members, board members, or trustees.
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NEVADA CIRCUIT RIDER GRANTS

GO™ Submission Deadline: Available on a first-come, first-served throughout the year while funds are available.

Nevada Circuit Rider Grants (NCR) provide affordable technical assistance to nonprofit arts and cultural organizations. Grant recipients use consultants on the Nevada Circuit Riders Roster to address specific issues and/or challenges such as advocacy, board development, fiscal and management, fundraising, marketing programming, planning or technology.
Grant Amount: Up to $3,500. Required Match: 1:1 cash and/or in-kind match.
Eligibility: Nevada 501(c)3 arts/cultural nonprofit organizations, unit of governments or public institutions.
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PARTNERS IN EXCELLENCE GRANTS

GO™ Submission Deadline: Grant Application Packet postmark deadline one week after online submission date. See calendar for dates. 

Partners in Excellence Grants (PIE) strengthen Nevada's arts infrastructure by funding cultural organizations and institutions throughout the state. The relationship between a state arts agency and its grantees goes beyond a funder-grantee arrangement. Together, NAC and the arts organizations it supports have increased access to and participation in the arts across the state - through quality arts programming, arts education initiatives and cultural leadership. Partners in Excellence Grants (PIE) reflect and enhance this important partnership. Six levels of PIE grants offer funding determined by organizational budget size that supports professional salaries, artistic fees, marketing costs and other expenses consistent with the mission of the grantee. 

Applicants may also request funding of up of to $7,500 to support imaginative arts education/learning projects and artist residencies through the PIE Arts Learning Component.
Development Grantees now apply for PIE Tier I: Level 1.
Grant Amounts: Applicants may apply for $4,000 to $30,000.  Required Match: 1:1 cash match. PIE Tier I: Level 1 may match with a mix of cash and in-kind.
Eligibility: Nevada 501(c)3 nonprofit arts/cultural organizations, and public institutions and agencies with designated arts or cultural commissions/agencies.
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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT GRANTS

GO™ Submission Deadline: PDG applications should be received at least one (1) month prior to the activity for which funds are requested, unless authorized by the Nevada Arts Council. Available on a first-come, first-served and reimbursement basis throughout the year while funds are available

Professional Development Grants (PDG) promote the continuing education of Nevada’s nonprofit arts industry to advance their work and careers through attendance at regional or national conferences, workshops, or seminars for skills training. For artists, educators, board members, and arts administrators, PDG funds cover costs associated with professional development activities on a reimbursement basis. Must demonstrate travel of at least 100 miles round-trip to qualify. 
Grant Amount: Up to $650 for out-of-state activities, up to $500 for in-state opportunities and up to $350 to attend Nevada Arts Council sponsored activities.  Required Match: No match required.
Eligibility: Organizations and Public Institutions: Nevada 501(c)3 nonprofit arts/cultural organizations, schools and public institutions for their professional paid or volunteer staff members, board members, or trustees.
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PROJECT GRANTS

GO™ Submission Deadline: Grant Application Packet postmark deadline one week after online submission date. See calendar for dates.

Project Grants support arts and cultural activities of non-arts organizations and public institutions that are: (a) integral to the applicant's overall mission and goals, and (b) achieved through community partnerships. Partnerships, including those that involve sectors outside of the arts, are key to the success of activities funded by Project Grants and must be reflected in every application.
Grant Amounts: Up to $6,500.  Required Match: 1:1 cash match.
Eligibility: Nevada 501(c)3 nonprofit arts and non-arts organizations (social service, community or health organizations), colleges, universities, public institutions and agencies other than designated arts or cultural commissions/agencies.
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