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Grants to Nevada Nonprofits, Agencies, Schools,
IHEs, and Artists for Short-Term Arts Projects

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Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs - Nevada Arts Council (NAC)

Deadline Date:

02/15/19 5:00 PM PST


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Grants of up to $1,000 to Nevada artists, nonprofits, schools, public institutions, and IHEs to support short-term arts projects. Funding is intended for new projects such as performances, workshops, marketing, arts education programs for schoolchildren, exhibitions, and concerts.

Quarterly Jackpot Grants support new or exemplary art projects by nonprofit arts and non-arts organizations, schools, public institutions or artists that take place during a three-month period.

Examples of eligible projects include, but are not limited to: art exhibitions, performances, readings and concerts, sponsoring of arts-related workshops and conferences, marketing and promotional activities and planning, implementation, and/or evaluation of arts education/learning programs for school-aged students or other targeted participants.

Jackpot Grant for Arts Learning Activities:

Whether designed for a school environment or for the general public, these arts learning activities must accomplish one or more of the following areas of focus:
- Arts Education - The development of cognitive (knowledge), behavioral (skills), or affective (appreciation) learning in one or more arts disciplines, which include dance, drama, music, visual arts, traditional and folk arts, video and film, and writing.
- 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.
- 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 disease, autism, or other learning and/or physical disabilities)

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180488

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $1,000

Term of Contract:

Projects will take place during a three-month period.

Projects may occur October 1 - December 31 (Qtr. 2); January 1 - March 31 (Qtr. 3); or April 1 - June 30 (Qtr. 4).

Additional Eligibility Criteria:


Individual artists of all disciplines, including folk and traditional artists, community scholars and teaching artists are eligible.

Individual applicants must have U.S. citizenship or legal resident status, be at least 21 years old, be a Nevada resident for 12 months prior to the date of application, and not be enrolled as a degree-seeking student in the area for which they are requesting NAC funds.

Nonprofit Organizations, Public Institutions, and Schools:

Nevada 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations and public institutions such as schools, colleges, community centers, youth organizations, museums, tribal entities, senior centers, park districts and libraries. Organizations in the process of applying for nonprofit 501(c)3 status may apply using a Fiscal Agent.

Please Note:

An applicant may receive only one Jackpot Grant per fiscal year.

Organizations applying for funds to support an artist residency must submit an Arts Learning Project Grant or Artist Residency Express Grant application.

Pre-Application Information:

Submission Deadlines:
- August 15, 2018 by 5:00 PM PST (Qtr. 2 projects: Oct. 1– Dec. 31)
- November 15, 2018 by 5:00 PM PST (Qtr. 3 projects: Jan. 1–Mar. 31)
- February 15, 2019 by 5:00 PM PST (Qtr. 4 projects: April 1–June 30)

No match for individuals. 1:1 cash match for organizations. 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.

This is a quarterly grant category. As applications arrive, each is reviewed for eligibility and completeness by NAC staff, processed and scheduled for committee review.

Resources for Grant Applicants:

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Contact Information:

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

Apply online:

Sierra Scott, Grants Specialist

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Nevada