Arts Learning Project Grant

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

GrantWatch ID#: 176809
Agency Type:


Nevada Arts Council (NAC)


03/03/17 5:00 PM PST

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Grants of up to $7,500 to Nevada nonprofits, public agencies, schools, and IHEs provide creative arts education activities and opportunities. Applicants may be required to submit a draft for review by January 15. Funding is intended to support arts learning projects and long-term artist residencies to promote cultural awareness.

Whether designed for a school environment or for the general public, eligible activities must accomplish one or more of the following areas of focus:

1) Arts Education – The development of cognitive (knowledge), behavioral (skill) or affective (appreciation) learning in one or more arts disciplines, which include dance, drama, music, visual arts, traditional and folk arts, video, film, and writing.

2) Arts Integration – The use of the arts as tools to strengthen teaching and learning in non-arts subjects such as reading, social studies, science, math, etc.

3) Arts for Social Development – The use of the arts as tools to promote social development (for example, improved social outcomes for at-risk teens) or health and healing (for example, using arts with seniors, patients with Alzheimer’s disease, autism or other learning and/ or physical disabilities).
Long-term artist residencies (greater than 20 hours) provide students, teachers and communities with hands-on arts experiences through personal interaction with teaching artists. The residency design allows the artist to explore his/her discipline with students, teachers and community members through a variety of components including teacher workshops, classes, lectures, rehearsals, performances, community events and, perhaps, a final project.

In a school setting, a residency program is meant to enrich and support ongoing arts education, not to supplant or substitute services more appropriately provided by educators trained in the arts or otherwise. Artists are expected to engage students and/or teachers in the artistic process through innovative project-based leadership and modeling.

In-school residencies will only be funded if they supplement an existing program or provide a service that certified teachers typically couldn’t offer, unless the applicant makes an extremely compelling case otherwise.

Artists working under an Arts Learning Grant in a preK–12 setting may never work with students without the supervision of a teacher unless they receive written consent from the school’s principal.

Up to $7,500

Projects must take place between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018.

Nevada 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations and public institutions, including schools, colleges, community centers, youth organizations, museums, tribal entities, senior centers, park districts and libraries.

An application may be submitted for either an annual Arts Learning Project Grant or a quarterly Jackpot Grant, not both.

Applicants receiving Arts Learning Component funding as part of a Partners in Excellence Grant may not apply for an Arts Learning Project Grant.

The Advance Review deadline is January 15, 2017, 5:00 PM PST.

NAC incorporates an Advance Review to help applicants improve applications and check for mistakes or omissions that might cause ineligibility. Staff reviews narrative and budget sections and support material for consistency and compliance. Feedback is provided to the applicant in time to meet the final submission deadline. (Please note that this is not an editing or proofing review.)

An Advance Review is required for applicants that were declared ineligible or not funded in the prior year or have not applied for a NAC grant in the past two years.

The Final Deadline is March 3, 2017, 5:00 PM PST.

Grant request must be matched 1:1 with a combination of at least 50% cash and in-kind contributions. NAC requires that grantees report all in-kind contributions of goods and services as they have a cash value and demonstrate a broad base of community support.

Application Resources:

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

Apply Online:

Maryjane Dorofachuk, Arts Learning Program Coordinator

Chenay Pointer-Bueltel, Grants Program Assistant

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

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