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The Arts Learning Program supports the goal of lifelong learning in the arts by promoting and expanding quality arts education opportunities for all Nevada citizens. To encourage participation in thecreative process, the program component include grants, statewide initiatives, and professional development opportunities.
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Christian Schunke – 2014 Nevada Poetry Out Loud Champion
Christian Schunke, a senior at Yerington High School, was named the 2014 Nevada Poetry Out Loud State Champion at the Ninth Annual State Finals on Saturday, March 15 in Reno. He was awarded $1,000 and his school will receive $1,000 for literary programming. Schunke will represent Nevada at the National Poetry Out Loud Finals in Washington D.C. in late April, and compete for $50,000 in awards and school stipends.
Princess Jackson, a senior at Green Valley High School in Las Vegas, and Mikayla C. Bates, a sophomore at Elko High School, placed second and third. Each received $500, with $500 awarded to their respective schools to support literary programs. Read more.
ARTIST RESIDENCY EXPRESS GRANTS
The Artist Residency Express (AREx) Grant is designed for community and educational sponsors to host a short-term artist residency (one to three days) using an artist on one of the NAC artist rosters (Arts Learning,Folk Arts and Tumblewords.) Non-roster artists may be used, but require additional support materials/work sample. The residency design allows the artist to explore his/her discipline with students, teachers andcommunity members through classes, demonstrations, lectures and discussions, rehearsals, performances, or community events. AREx grants are offered on a first-come, first-served basis throughout the year whilefunds are available. Read more.
ARTS LEARNING PROJECT GRANT AND ARTS LEARNING COMPONENT GRANT
The Arts Learning Project Grant and Arts Learning Component Grant are annual project grants to support imaginative arts learning projects and artist residencies. The Arts Learning Component Grant isavailable to Development and PIE applicants for substantive arts education programs. Read more.
New in FY13 – Better Education Through the Arts Grants have been incorporated into the Jackpot Grants. Quarterly Jackpot grants provide funding up to $1000 for individuals and organizations whose project involvesthe planning, implementation, and/or evaluation of arts education programs. Read more.
PROGRAMS & SERVICES
ARTS LICENSE PLATE
Drive home your support of the arts with a "Rich in Art" license plate. For each plate issued, $15 of the initial fee and $10 of the renewal fee supports statewide arts education programs of the NevadaArts Council and VSA arts of Nevada. Read more.
POETRY OUT LOUD
The National Endowment for the Arts and The Poetry Foundation have partnered with State Arts Agencies to support the expansion of Poetry Out Loud, which encourages the nation's youth to learn about great poetry through memorization and performance. Read more.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
NAC continues to work with Western States Arts Federation on Grants Online GO™, our new online grant application and management system for fiscal 2013. GO™ workshops to be announced.
The Arts Education Program offers research, guidance and referrals for the development of arts education projects and plans. AE staff can assist in identifying and applying for alternative sources forfunding that support arts education, and provide material support for arts education advocacy.
NAC STAFF ASSISTANCE