GO™ | FY13-14 Grant Guidlines | Forms | Logos | Grant Recipients
Beginning in FY13, all Nevada Arts Council (NAC) grant applications, support material and final reports must be submitted through Grants Online™ (GO™), our new online grants management system. GO™ guides you through the application process by combination of help screens, links to instructions, and checks for math and other errors. Follow GO™ instructions to register, create your applicant profile, answer narrative questions, complete the budget section, upload support material and submit the completed application. If you need help using GO™ please contact NAC staff at 702.486.3700 or 775.687.6680.
2013 ANNUAL GRANTS AWARDED
The Board of the Nevada Arts Council awarded 123 annual FY13 grants to Nevada nonprofit arts and community organizations, public institutions and artists at its June meeting for a total of $500,915. Seven different grant review panels, composed of primarily out-of-state specialists, convened in public meetings prior to the board meeting to evaluate 203 grant applications for Project, Partners in Excellence, Arts Learning, Artist Fellowship and Folklife Apprenticeship Grants. The total amount requested was $1,393,000. Panels reviewing Arts Learning, Project and Partners in Excellence grant recommended funding levels that exceeded the NAC grants budget, which had been significantly reduced during the past two legislative sessions. To honor the panelists’ careful review and scoring of each application, the NAC Board voted to implement across-the-board cuts in each category, which resulted in grant awards that reflected an average of 50% less than panel-recommended. NAC Board Chair Tim Jones commented, “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. Though the board is delighted to provide these grants to support the remarkable work of Nevada’s arts industry across the state, we are saddened that recommended award amounts were so dramatically reduced.”Artist Fellowships, Folklife Apprenticeships, Arts Learning, Partners in Excellence, and Project Grants.
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.
Click on the link at the top of the page to download a pdf copy of the latest version of our Grant Guidelines, or email us at
and request a copy to be mailed to you.
The NAC offers annual, quarterly and rolling (year-round) grant categories to serve the diverse constituency. Please read the descriptions, criteria and application requirements carefully in order to determine which grant best meets your needs as an individual or organization. Understand the specific information required for each category before attempting to complete the application.
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
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
You can listen to our recorded webinars to learn the following: click here
• Which NAC grant category is appropriate for your needs and situation
• How are NAC grants awarded (evaluation criteria, panel process, Board approval)
• What are some commonly made mistakes in the preparation and submission of competitive grant applications
• How to make the Grants Online™ system work for you. (Reminder: All NAC grants must be submitted through the Grants Online™ Grants Online System.)