The Nevada Arts Council announced on May 18 that it received $442,000 in federal CARES Act funds to distribute to the state’s arts non-profits. As part of the $2 trillion federal CARES Act passed by Congress, $75 million went to the National Endowment for the Arts, which in turn awarded $442,000 to the NAC. A council newsletter states that the funds are intended “to help save jobs in the arts sector and keep the doors open to the thousands of organizations that add value to America’s economy and the creative life of our communities.”

Scope of Nevada's arts industry
  • The arts account for approximately 5.5 percent of Nevada’s GSP.
  • Statewide, the arts employ more than 28,000 people in museums, symphonies, and theaters, and in industries such as film, architecture, and design.
Data from Americans for the Arts, 2017

“Grants will be one-time emergency relief payments to be used for operational needs,” according to the newsletter.

Groups that received Operating Support Grants in FY20/21 will automatically receive CARES Act funding and do not need to submit applications.
Applications open on June 1 and close June 12. Awards range from $1,000-$10,000, and funds are intended to be used between June 1 and Oct. 31. Groups that received Operating Support Grants in FY20/21 will automatically receive CARES Act funding and do not need to submit applications. The NAC advises that funds are not guaranteed to last until the June 12 deadline, so applying on or soon after June 1 is recommended.

The council will hold a free webinar at 1 p.m. on May 27 to answer potential applicants’ questions. Register here.

Of the $442,000 that the NAC has received, approximately $49,750 will stay within the agency, and the remaining $392,250 will be available to arts organizations.

To learn more, visit the Nevada Arts Council’s CARES Act Grant page.

 

 

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Posted by Kris Vagner

Kris Vagner is Double Scoop’s editor in chief. In former lives she was a literature student in Arizona, an art student in Boston and Los Angeles, an artist, gallery owner, art teacher, and Arts Editor for the Reno News & Review. She’s been writing about Nevada art and culture since 2004.

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