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|Gaining the Competitive Edge workshops are designed to introduce attendees to the Nevada Arts Council grants program, its Grants Online grants management system, and the qualities required of a competitive grant application. Both novice and experienced grant writers gain valuable information, reducing anxiety about ”getting it right” and building confidence in knowing that they can produce a strong grant application. With the increase in competition for NAC grants dollars and continued reduction in the NAC’s grants budget, we strongly recommended that BOTH new applicants and current grantees attend a workshop and/or listen to our webinars. Workshop flyer|
2014 ANNUAL GRANTS AWARDED
The Nevada Arts Council Board awarded 139 FY14 annual grants, for a total of $639,000, to arts organizations, communities, public institutions, schools, and artists of all disciplines at its Spring/Summer Board Meeting held on June 14 at the Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno. In May and June, NAC held six different public panels, composed of primarily out-of-state arts specialists, artists and educators, to review grant applications and make grant funding recommendations for the NAC Board’s consideration. The Board awarded $594,000 in Project, Partners in Excellence, and Arts Learning Grants, and $45,000 in Artist Fellowships, Folklife Apprenticeships and the Nevada Heritage Award. Grant recipients reside in eleven Nevada counties.
Although the 2013 Nevada State Legislature increased the NAC budget by $400,000 for the biennium, the panels' recommended grant amounts exceeding available funding. To honor the panelists’ careful review and scoring of each application, the NAC Board voted to implement across-the-board cuts in each category. "Our grant panelists continue to affirm that the Nevada arts industry is doing a stellar job in providing our communities and schools a broad range of cultural activities. The Board is delighted to provide these grants throughout the state, and are pleased that this year's Legislature has started the restoration of the NAC's budget. We remain disappointed, however, that the recommended award amounts remain significantly reduced because of the deep budget cuts to the Arts Council during the FY09 and FY11 legislative sessions," said Tim Jones, outgoing board chair.
The new Grant Guidelines represent the Nevada Arts Council’s (NAC) vision, purpose and priorities, and connect those priorities to grant funding. They also are the starting place for any applicant interested in receiving a grant from the agency. It is our goal to help applicants create stronger and more competitive grants, while streamlining the grantmaking process wherever possible. In addition to upgrading to GO™, NAC has implemented changes to several grant categories that we believe will result in more effective grantmaking while maintaining our accountability and adherence to state and federal reporting requirements.
Challenge, Design Arts, Locals Sustainability Grants and the Governor’s Arts Awards, Artist Commission Grant remain suspended due to NAC budget cuts.
GRANT MANAGEMENT DOCUMENTS & FORMS
Every applicant who accepts a NAC grant must agree to the contractual responsibilities outlined in the Grant Management Packet, including credit, reporting, communications and deadline requirements.
Click on the link at the top of this page to view Grant Management Packet forms.
GO™ GRANT SYSTEM WEBINARS & WORKSHOPS
You can listen to our recorded webinars to learn the following: click here