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Folk Arts Fellowship (FAF) Grant

Grants to Nevada Artists for Exceptional
Achievements in an Eligible Art Form

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Grants of $5,000 to Nevada individual artists to recognize exceptional achievements in an eligible art form. Interested applicants are required to contact staff prior to submitting an application. Applications will be accepted from artists who work in the media of dance, music, decorative arts, hand-crafted objects, ceremonial costumes, rituals, celebrations, and verbal arts. The grant program recognizes outstanding accomplishments in the folk arts by Nevada artists.

Folk arts are created and preserved within communities defined by cultural connections such as a common ethnic heritage, language, religion, occupation, or geographic area. 

Grantees must complete a public outreach activity that is relevant to their artistic discipline.

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GrantWatch ID#: 187556

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant Amount: $5,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must contact Folklife Program staff before applying to verify the eligibility of their art form to compete in the folk arts grant category and must meet the following requirements:
- Must be a current Nevada resident and have been in residence for at least one year prior to the date of the grant application
- Must be a U.S. citizen or have legal resident status
- Must be at least 21 years old
- Must not be enrolled as degree-seeking student
- Must be actively practicing in the discipline reflected in their résumé/biography and have an ongoing commitment to their art form
- Artists working in collaborations or in groups must apply as individuals

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:

Carson City:
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

Las Vegas:
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

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Participants can register online at least one week prior to the workshop. Walk-ins are welcome if space is available. Register for all workshops here:

Contact Information:

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

To apply:

Rebecca Snetselaar, Folklife Specialist

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