Dry Heat art journal’s spring issue is out

Dry Heat, the Southern Nevada art journal, produced by the Barrick Museum at UNLV, has released its second issue with new writing by artists Nima Abkenar, Gig Depio, Julian Kilker, and the pseudonymous Ain/Amal, a citizen of Iran. You can read it here. (The journal has a call out for writers for Issue 3. Proposals are due May 1. Info here.



Fawn Douglas receives BIPOC Artist Fund award

Fawn Douglas, Las Vegas artist and director of Nuwu Art Gallery + Community Center, is one of 18 artists (and the only Nevadan) who has been awarded a BIPOC Artist Fund award from the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF). The fund is a new initiative from WESTAF’s Leaders of Color Network, allocated to artists of color in the Western US in order to advance their own artistic practice and goals. Information here.


Regional grant open for touring art projects

The application for WESTAF’s TourWest grant is open. The grant subsidizes arts and community organizations artists in Nevada and several other Western states and US territories that present touring performers and literary artists. Applications are due May 28. Information here.


Nevada Arts Council Grants closing May 1

Applications are due May 1 for several Nevada Arts Council Grants, including some for organizations—the Operational Support Grant, Arts Learning Project Grant, and Project Grant—and the $3,000 Project Grant for individual artists. Info here.

Nevada Arts Council seeks grant panelists

The Nevada Arts Council is seeking leaders in the arts to serve as panelists for fiscal year 2024. The organization offers a $500 honorarium for panelists to review grants and serve on a two-half-day virtual panel. Details and application here.

City of Las Vegas seeks residents’ feedback on public art

The City of Las Vegas is initiating a campaign to update the Las Vegas Public Art Master Plan, a citywide, multi-phase project that will lead to a comprehensive vision for the operation of the Public Art Program. From April to July, community members will have the opportunity to share their feedback on how public art can best embrace the city’s diversity and improve its appearance and appeal. Community members can stay updated on project announcements and opportunities to participate at the following events:

  • May 5, 5-11 p.m. at 1025 S. First St. during the First Friday Festival
  • May 6, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at 360 Promenade Place during the 2nd Annual Symphony Park Fine Arts

Residents are also invited to fill out the City of Las Vegas Public Art Master Plan Survey and/or email input to info@artbuildscommunity.com.

Posted by Kris Vagner

Kris Vagner is Double Scoop’s Editor & Publisher.