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Arts Grants & Funding Support Program

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Folklife Community Grant

Grant Provided By: Nevada Arts Council (NAC)
Applications Opened: Continuous (while funds remain available)
Deadline: All projects must be completed before June 30, 2021. Grant recipients must complete the Final Report online within 45 days of project completion or by June 30, 2021, whichever is first.
Grant Amount: $1,500 (no match required)
Eligibility Highlights: NV Incorporated 501(c)(3) organizations with annual budgets of $30,000 or less

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FY2021 Nevada Humanities Mini-Grants

Grant Provided By: Nevada Humanities
Application Deadline: August 20, 2021 (application must be submitted at least ten weeks before project’s first public event)
Grant Amount: Up to $2,000
Eligibility Highlights: Flexible; subject to award date and completion of project. FY2021 projects must take place between November 1, 2020 to October 31, 2021.

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FY2021 Nevada Humanities Planning Grants

Grant Provided By: Nevada Humanities
Application Deadline: August 20, 2021 (application must be submitted at least ten weeks before project’s first public event)
Grant Amount: Up to $1,000
Eligibility Highlights: Flexible; subject to award date and completion of project. FY2021 projects must take place between November 1, 2020 to October 31, 2021.

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FY21 Folklife Artist Grant
Supporting the work of folk artists and culture bearers

Grant Provided By: Nevada Arts Council (NAC)
Applications Opened: November 16, 2020 at 9:00 am (PST)
Application Deadline: At least 30 days before the proposed project (while funds remain available)
Grant Amount: $1,500 (no match required)
Eligibility Highlights: Individual artist, NV resident, 21 years or older, non-student

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Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant
Supports artists who have had performances or exhibitions canceled or postponed due to COVID-19

Grant Provided By: Foundation for Contemporary Arts
Application Deadline: December 13, 2021
Grant Amount: $500 - $2,500
Eligibility Highlights: Emergency Grants provide urgent funding for visual and performing artists who: Have sudden, unanticipated opportunities to present their work to the public when there is insufficient time to seek other sources of funding. Incur unexpected or unbudgeted expenses for projects close to completion with committed exhibition or performance dates

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NV Energy Foundation

Grant Provided By: NV Energy
Deadline: Continuous (while funds remain available)
Eligibility Highlights: The NV Energy Foundation still maintains its four areas of focus of Arts/Culture, Education/STEM, Environment/Community Enhancement and Safety/Wellness, however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NV Energy Foundation is prioritizing funding to organizations and programs that are working in COVID-19 response and recovery.

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Shuttered Venue Operators Grants
Webinar for a preliminary overview of the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program

Grant Provided By: U.S. Small Business Administration
Deadline: Continuous (while funds remain available)
Applications Opened: Continuous (while funds remain available)
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Additional Resources

City of Las Vegas Office of Cultural Affairs Artist Opportunities

Resources for artists who are seeking both cash grants and paid opportunities

National and regional agencies resources related to COVID-19

Actors Fund - Mental Health
Any performing arts or entertainment professional may call on their Mental Health services for support, information or referrals to community agencies.
Grants With Deadlines

Grants With Deadlines

FY21 Folklife Artist Grant
Supporting the work of folk artists and culture bearers

Grant Provided By: Nevada Arts Council (NAC)
Applications Opened: November 16, 2020 at 9:00 am (PST)
Application Deadline: At least 30 days before the proposed project (while funds remain available)
Grant Amount: $1,500 (no match required)
Eligibility Highlights: Individual artist, NV resident, 21 years or older, non-student

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Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant
Supports artists who have had performances or exhibitions canceled or postponed due to COVID-19

Grant Provided By: Foundation for Contemporary Arts
Application Deadline: December 13, 2021
Grant Amount: $500 - $2,500
Eligibility Highlights: Emergency Grants provide urgent funding for visual and performing artists who: Have sudden, unanticipated opportunities to present their work to the public when there is insufficient time to seek other sources of funding. Incur unexpected or unbudgeted expenses for projects close to completion with committed exhibition or performance dates

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Grants With Deadlines

Grants With Deadlines

FY21 Folklife Artist Grant
Supporting the work of folk artists and culture bearers

Grant Provided By: Nevada Arts Council (NAC)
Applications Opened: November 16, 2020 at 9:00 am (PST)
Application Deadline: At least 30 days before the proposed project (while funds remain available)
Grant Amount: $1,500 (no match required)
Eligibility Highlights: Individual artist, NV resident, 21 years or older, non-student

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Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant
Supports artists who have had performances or exhibitions canceled or postponed due to COVID-19

Grant Provided By: Foundation for Contemporary Arts
Application Deadline: December 13, 2021
Grant Amount: $500 - $2,500
Eligibility Highlights: Emergency Grants provide urgent funding for visual and performing artists who: Have sudden, unanticipated opportunities to present their work to the public when there is insufficient time to seek other sources of funding. Incur unexpected or unbudgeted expenses for projects close to completion with committed exhibition or performance dates

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Grants With Deadlines

Grants With Deadlines

Grant Provided By: From the Heart Productions
Application Opening: March 31, 2021
Deadline: May 31, 2021 and November 30, 2021
Grant Amount: Up to $30,000
Eligibility Highlights: Funding cycles are based by location for eligibility.

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The Diversity Development Fund
DDF provides up to $15,000 in research and development funding to producers of color to develop single documentary programs for public television.

Grant Provided By: Diversity Development Fund
Application Deadline: September 13, 2021
Eligibility Highlights: Projects that have not yet begun production; Programs that can become eligible for ITVS production funding initiatives as single programs of standard broadcast length (half-hour or one-hour). In rare cases ITVS will consider feature-length programs.

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The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation For Documentary Photography & Film
Grant is open to up-and-coming, independent film makers and directors in all countries.

Grant Provided By: The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation
Application Deadline: November 1, 2021
Grant Amount: Up to $5,000

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Grants With Deadlines

Grants With Deadlines

FY21 Folklife Artist Grant
Supporting the work of folk artists and culture bearers

Grant Provided By: Nevada Arts Council (NAC)
Applications Opened: November 16, 2020 at 9:00 am (PST)
Application Deadline: At least 30 days before the proposed project (while funds remain available)
Grant Amount: $1,500 (no match required)
Eligibility Highlights: Individual artist, NV resident, 21 years or older, non-student

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Grants With Deadlines

Grants With Deadlines

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Continuous Grants

Continuous Grants

Taliesin Nexus Unscripted Lab
Designed for a “Master in Fine Arts Degree offers grants of up to $4,000 for storytellers (writers and filmmakers) pursuing degrees in Masters in Fine Arts.

Grant Provided By: Talnexus
Deadline: Ongoing
Grant Amount: Up to $4,000
Eligibility Highlights: A background in writing or filmmaking, such as an appropriate degree (e.g., English, creative writing, film) or writing or filmmaking work experience, such as in journalism, copywriting, or video production; Written works of fiction (e.g., novel, short story, screenplay) or non-fiction (book or feature article); Must be admitted to an accredited MFA program in good standing.

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The Catapult Development Grant
Catapult gives early support to propel projects forward that hold the promise of a story that should be uniquely told in film.

Grant Provided By: Catapult Film Fund
Deadline: Ongoing
Grant Amount: Up to $20,000

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MountainFilm Commitment Grant
The recipients are filmmakers, artists, photographers and adventurers whose projects are intended to inspire audiences to create a better world.

Grant Provided By: MountainFilm
Deadline: Ongoing
Grant Amount: $30,000 In Grants Anually

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NEH Media Production Grants
The Media Projects program supports the development, production, and distribution of radio, podcast, television, and long-form documentary film projects that engage general audiences with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways.

Grant Provided By: National Endowment for the Humanities
Deadline: Ongoing
Grant Amount: Development Grant: $75,000 & Production Grant: $700,000

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Carolyn’s First Decade Fund

Grant Provided By: Women in Film & Video
Applications Opened: Continuous (while funds remain available)
Grant Amount: Up to $500
Eligibility Highlights: WIFV Member in good standing; At least 3 years but less than 10 years out of school (undergraduate or graduate degree).

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Filmmakers Without Borders
FWB encourages both novice and experienced filmmakers from around the world to apply for grant funding.

Grant Provided By: Filmmakers Without Borders
Applications Opened: Continuous (while funds remain available)

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Continuous Grants

Continuous Grants

Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism
The Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism (ECFJ) is a grant-making program that supports artists producing innovative and revelatory journalistic work for major media outlets.

Grant Provided By: Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism (ECFJ)
Applications Opened: Continuous (while funds remain available)
Grant Amount: Grant support will range from $500 to $5,000.
Eligibility Highlights: Individuals and collectives can apply. Collectives must have work samples that reflect a history of working together. International applicants are welcome. Applicants must have an existing commission letter from an editor. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. At this stage of the program, all applications must be in English.

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Continuous Grants

Continuous Grants

Arts Leaders of Color Emergency Fund

Grant Provided By: Arts Administrators of Color
Applications Opened: Continuous (while funds remain available)
Grant Amount: $200
Eligibility Highlights: Supports BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) artists and arts administrators impacted by COVID-19

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Shuttered Venue Operators Grants
Webinar for a preliminary overview of the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program

Grant Provided By: U.S. Small Business Administration
Deadline: Continuous (while funds remain available)
Applications Opened: Continuous (while funds remain available)
Eligibility Highlights: Click Here

Previous Event Link - Click Here For Cliff Notes
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Continuous Grants

Continuous Grants

Chamber Music Workshops
Chamber Music Workshops Grants are awarded to non-profit organizations and others that present chamber music workshops for adult amateur chamber music players and young musicians worldwide.

Grant Provided By: Associated Chamber Music Players Foundation
Deadline: Ongoing; through early months of 2021
Grant Amount: Up to $2,500. ACMP does not support more than 50% of project costs
Eligibility Highlights: All of ACMP's grant programs are available for all eligible applicants worldwide. The ACMP Foundation does not require non-profit/charity status for grantees (501c3 in the U.S.); applications for online chamber music activities receive priority.

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Community Music Grant
Community Music awards support the continuing learning and instruction in chamber music for non-professional musicians of all ages through community-based programs. These programs are generally of a longer duration than ACMP’s Chamber Music Workshops program, such as for a semester or throughout a school year.

Grant Provided By: Associated Chamber Music Players Foundation
Deadline: Ongoing; through early months of 2021
Grant Amount: Up to $2,500. ACMP does not support more than 50% of project costs
Eligibility Highlights: All of ACMP's grant programs are available for all eligible applicants worldwide. The ACMP Foundation does not require non-profit/charity status for grantees (501c3 in the U.S.); applications for online chamber music activities receive priority.

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National Theater Project Presentation Grant
Presentation Grants are made to invited U.S. presenters and support up to 50% of the artistic fee for NTP projects.

Grant Provided By: New England Foundation For The Arts
Deadline: Ongoing
Grant Amount: Up to 50% of the artistic fee (including travel expenses)
Eligibility Highlights: U.S. organizations with nonprofit status who have been invited by the project's tour coordinator may apply.

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Home Coaching - FOR ACMP MEMBERS ONLY
The Home Coaching program encourages musicians who meet regularly as a group to engage a professional coach in order to gain musical insight, develop efficient rehearsal skills and exchange musical ideas.

Grant Provided By: Associated Chamber Music Players Foundation
Deadline: Ongoing
Grant Amount: ACMP provides up to 50% of the coach's fee, not exceeding $300 per applicant per year.
Eligibility Highlights: All ensemble members must all be ACMP members. Applications must be submitted at least three weeks prior to the coaching session. Applications for coaching that have already taken place will not be supported.

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Just Play Space Grants FOR ACMP MEMBERS ONLY
ACMP awards micro-grants to adult amateur ensembles presenting chamber music concerts in their communities. The purpose of the grant is to create opportunities for ACMP members and their fellow amateur chamber musicians to showcase work they have rehearsed and prepared in contrast to the play-in experience.

Grant Provided By: Associated Chamber Music Players Foundation
Deadline: Ongoing
Grant Amount: ACMP will provide $75 toward space rental and $25 toward refreshments to ACMP members wishing to present a chamber music performance in their community.
Eligibility Highlights: Adult amateur ensembles presenting chamber music concerts in their communities

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Shuttered Venue Operators Grants
Webinar for a preliminary overview of the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program

Grant Provided By: U.S. Small Business Administration
Deadline: Continuous (while funds remain available)
Applications Opened: Continuous (while funds remain available)
Eligibility Highlights: Click Here

Previous Event Link - Click Here For Cliff Notes
Click Here For More Information

Arts Leaders of Color Emergency Fund

Grant Provided By: Arts Administrators of Color
Applications Opened: Continuous (while funds remain available)
Grant Amount: $200
Eligibility Highlights: Supports BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) artists and arts administrators impacted by COVID-19

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Continuous Grants

Continuous Grants

The Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant
The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant program is intended to provide interim financial assistance to qualified painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation. Each grant is given as one-time assistance for a specific emergency, examples of which are fire, flood, or emergency medical need.

Grant Provided By: Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Foundation
Applications Opened: Continuous (while funds remain available)
Grant Amount: The maximum amount of this grant is $15,000; an award of $5,000 is typical.
Eligibility Highlights: Each grant is given as one-time assistance for a specific emergency, examples of which are fire, flood, or emergency medical need. The program does not consider requests for dental work, chronic situations, capital improvements, or projects of any kind; nor can it consider situations resulting from general indebtedness or lack of employment.

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