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Arts Learning Project (ALP) Grant

Grants to Nevada Arts and Non-Arts Nonprofits, Public Agencies, Schools,
and IHEs for Arts Education Programs and Residencies

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Nevada Arts Council (NAC)

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04/05/19 5:00 PM PST


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Grants of up to $5,000 to Nevada arts and non-arts nonprofits, public agencies, tribes, schools, IHEs, and libraries for creative arts education activities, teacher training for grades pre-K through 12, and teaching residencies for artists. Funding is intended to offer students the opportunity to work with artists through classes, workshops, discussions, lectures, community events, and performances.

A demonstrated planning process, strong artistic/cultural instructional content, and clear outcomes are considered integral parts of a successful Art Learning Project proposal. In a school settings, an arts Learning Project is meant to enrich and support ongoing arts education, not to supplant services provided by educators trained in the arts. Artists working under ALP grants in school settings may never work with students without the supervision of a teacher.

Whether designed for a school or non-school environment, eligible activities must address one or more of the following focus areas:
- Arts Education – The development of cognitive (knowledge), behavioral (skill) or affective (appreciation) learning in one or more arts disciplines, which include dance, drama, literary arts, music, visual arts, traditional and folk arts, video, and film.
- Arts Integration – The use of the arts to connect to other non-arts subjects (reading, math, science, social studies, etc.) resulting in dual learning objectives.
- Arts for Social Development – The use of the arts as tools to promote social development (for example, improved social outcomes for at-risk teens), promote health and healing, expose social justice issues; or explore tradition and culture to build cross-cultural understanding, dispel stereotypes, and celebrate difference.

Funds must be used for relevant project expenses only, including artist fees, production expenses, materials, marketing, planning, and evaluation.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176809

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant amount: Up to $5,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nevada 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations (arts and non-arts) and public institutions, including federally recognized tribes, state or local governments, schools, public libraries, and institutions of higher education may apply.

NAC cannot fund:
- General operating support
- Purchase of permanent equipment
- Any portion of projects that duplicate costs in grants pending with, or received directly from, the NEA
- Any portion of the same project in multiple grant applications in which duplicate costs are projected during any fiscal year
- Any portion of completed projects
- Capital expenditures for land or general purpose equipment with a cost over $2,500
- Cash prizes
- Costs related to filing for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status with the Internal Revenue Service
- Competition awards
- Projects sponsored by organizations that are incorporated as for-profit
- Travel outside Canada, Mexico, the United States, and its territories and possessions
- Fundraising efforts or the money spent to raise additional funds
- Hospitality or entertainment expenses
- Journalism, historical or academic documentary film and electronic media arts that do not demonstrate significant artistic emphasis, consideration, and distinction
- Reduction of debts
- Legal fees or litigation costs
- Renovation, remodeling, restoration or new construction
- Costs for receptions, parties, fundraising, benefits, or other hospitality functions, including food purchase not included in per diem allowance
- Fines and penalties
- Interest
- Reserve funds
- Student scholarships/awards for student work
- Preparation for, or travel to, competitions (except for Poetry Out Loud participants)
- Lobbying expenses
- Costs of competition awards
- Publication subvention

Pre-Application Information:

The application deadline is April 5, 2019.

A 1:1 match is required (at least 50% of the match must be cash and up to %0% of the match can be in-kind contributions).

An organization may receive and Arts Learning Project Grant, an Operating Support Grant, and up to two Arts Learning Express Grants in the same fiscal year.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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For technical questions regarding your online account:
Submittable Technical Support
Phone: (855) 467-8264, ext. 2

For questions regarding Nevada Arts Council grants and applications contact:
Nevada Arts Council – Grant Management Team
Phone: (775) 687-7104

Staff contact:
Maryjane Dorofachuk, Arts Learning Specialist

Carson City Office
716 N. Carson St., Ste A
Carson City, NV 89701

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Nevada