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Arts Learning Project (ALP) Grant

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

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Nevada Arts Council (NAC)

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05/01/20 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. Grants may be used to support the execution of one activity/project or a series of related activities.

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 effective (appreciation) learning in one or more arts disciplines, which include dance, drama, literary arts, music, visual arts, traditional and folk arts.
  • 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.

Term of Contract:

Some components of the project (including planning) may occur outside of the FY21 grant cycle (July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021), however the portion(s) of the project being paid for with NAC grant funds must occur completely within the FY21 grant cycle.

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.

This differs for each grant, so please read each grant guidelines fully before applying. In addition to the list below, other costs may or may not be allowable. If in doubt about a particular cost, please contact NAC staff. The following costs are non-allowable:

- Any portion of a project that duplicates costs in grants pending with, or received directly from, the National Endowment for the Arts
- Any portion of the same project in multiple grant applications
- Any portion of completed projects
- Capital expenditures for land or general-purpose equipment with a cost over $2,500
- Cash prizes
- Competition awards
- Fees for filing for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status with the Internal Revenue Service
- Fines, penalties, or debt collection costs
- Travel outside Canada, Mexico, the United States, and its territories and possessions
- Fundraising efforts or the money spent in order to raise additional funds (such as social events and benefits)
- Hospitality or entertainment expenses (including food, beverages and gratuities for openings, receptions, parties or other hospitality functions)
- Journalism, historical or academic documentary film, and electronic media arts that do NOT demonstrate significant artistic emphasis, - consideration, and distinction
- Legal fees or litigation costs
- Lobbying expenses
- Preparation for, or travel to, competitions (except for Poetry Out Loud participants)
- Projects with implicit religious content that may be perceived as advancing a religious purpose
- Publication subvention
- Reduction of debt including interest expenses paid on loans, debts, or borrowed capital
- Renovation, remodeling, restoration, or new construction
- Reserve funds
- Salaries and overhead of government agencies, public institutions, and public and private schools, colleges, and universities
- Student scholarships for academic credit or awards for student work

Pre-proposal Conference:

Here are the available workshops:

When: 1-2:30 p.m., Nov. 5 (Tuesday).
Where: Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St., Carson City 89701.

When: 1-2:30 p.m., 5:30-7 p.m., Nov. 6 (Wednesday)
Where: McKinley Arts & Culture Center, 925 Riverside Dr., Reno 89503

When: 5:30-7 p.m.; Nov. 7 (Thursday)
Where: Oats Park Arts Center, 151 E. Park St., Fallon 89406

When: 5:30-7 p.m., Nov. 12 (Tuesday)
Western Folklife Center, 501 Railroad St., Elko 89501

When: 1-2:30 p.m., Nov. 13 (Wednesday)
Where: Winnemucca City Hall, 90 W. Fourth St., Winnemucca 89445

When: 1:30-3:30 p.m.; Nov. 20 (Wednesday)
Where: Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas, 333. S. Valley View Rd., Las Vegas 89107 (On the campus of the Springs Preserve. All attendees receive free admission to the museum on the day of the workshop.)

This event is in partnership with and includes a presentation from the National Endowment for the Arts.

When: 10-11:30 a.m., Nov. 21 (Thursday)
Where: Pahrump Community Library, 701 East Street, Pahrump 89048

Register for all workshops here:

Pre-Application Information:

The application deadline is May 1, 2020.

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).

All organization grant applicants must have a DUNS number which can be obtained for free at

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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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