Nevada Arts Council To Award 400K In Emergency Grants

Arts Organizations Have Lost More Than $3 Million

Paul Ihander
May 20, 2020 - 1:48 pm
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The Nevada Arts Council (NAC) will award nearly $400,000 in emergency relief grants funded by the CARES Act through the National Endowment for the Arts.

These noncompetitive, nonmatching grants will be awarded in amounts from $1,000 to $10,000 based on need and in the order they’re received. The application window opens June 1 and closes June 15.

“The Nevada Arts Council is honored to be able to provide operational relief support to Nevada’s nonprofit arts organizations through these CARES Act funds. As of May 20, 96% of these organizations have had to cancel events, they have experienced a loss in attendance of 528,582 patrons and have seen a total financial loss of -$3,157,140,” Nevada Arts Council Executive Director Tony Manfredi said. “These funds come at a time when these organizations need it most and will allow the creativity, innovation, and inspiration of the arts community to continue to uplift us while contributing to the economic stability of our state.”

CARES Act grants must be used for salary support, artists’ fees or contractual personnel, or facilities costs such as rent and utilities and may not be used for capital improvements, debt reduction, or re-granting. Full eligibility guidelines and instructions on how to apply can be found here.