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.”
- 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.
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.