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Nevada Heritage Award

Awards to Nevada Folk and Traditional Artists
to Recognize Excellence in Cultural Preservation

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Nevada Arts Council (NAC)

Deadline Date:

04/27/18 5:00 PM PST


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Awards of $3,500 to Nevada folk and traditional artists who are masters of their trades and demonstrate excellence in practice and teaching to preserve the heritage of their families and communities. A community can be any group that shares the same tribal heritage, ethnicity, religious belief, national origin, occupation, geographic area or traditional art form.

Nevada Heritage Awards were created to recognize and celebrate the state’s living cultural treasures. These individuals embody the highest level of artistic achievement in their work and the highest level of service in the teaching and other work they do in their communities to ensure that their traditions stay strong. These awards are given to individuals for their lifelong record of artistic excellence, authenticity, and significance.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177839

Number of Grants:

One or two awards are presented each year, depending on the application pool and availability of funds.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Heritage Award honors and recognizes Nevada master folk and traditional artists who carry forward the folk traditions of their families and communities through practice and teaching. A “community” can be defined as a group of people who share common cultural elements, such as ethnicity, tribal heritage, national origin, occupation, religious belief, geographic area or traditional art form.

All nominees must be residents of Nevada and must be living at the time of their nomination. The nominee must have a social security number in order to receive the cash award.

Pre-Application Information:

The submission deadline is April 27, 2018 by 5:00 p.m. PST.

This is an annual nomination. As nominations arrive, each is reviewed for eligibility and completeness by NAC staff, processed and scheduled for panel review. Nominators are notified of dates for the grant panel, which is open to the public.

Contact Information:

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

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Patricia Atkinson, Folklife Program Coordinator

Rebecca Snetselaar, Folklife Program Associate

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

Southern Office:
2755 E. Desert Inn, Ste 155
Las Vegas, NV 89121

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Nevada