NAC Teaching Artist Roster accepting applications

The Nevada Arts Council is accepting applications for its Teaching Artists Roster through Oct. 20. Artists on the roster are able to offer workshops, classes, and residencies to schools, libraries, community centers, and other venues. Teaching Artists have access to the NAC’s Arts Learning Express Grant, which supports a short-term teaching artist residency with up to $1,500. Application and info here.

City of Reno art grants open through Sept. 30

The Reno Arts and Culture Commission’s Arts & Culture Grants are open. Nonprofit organizations and public institutions can request up to $7,000 for events or projects that occur between Jan. 1 and Dec. 21, 2024. The grant applications ask organizations to demonstrate social impact beyond a traditional audience experience and a plan to reach diverse and underserved populations. Applications are due Sept. 30. Info here.

Photographer Eleanor Preger provides $10K matching gift to Sierra Arts

The Sierra Arts Foundation announced on Aug. 23 that Incline Village philanthropist and photographer Eleanor Preger has donated $10,000 in matching funds. Donations made through the end of September will be doubled, up to $20,000, and routed toward artist grants. To make a donation as part of Preger’s match, click here and indicate “Preger.”

Reno org seeks teaching artists

Arts for All Nevada is hiring contract teaching artists to teach classes, camps, and workshops in schools and other community facilities in Washoe County. Candidates should have a minimum of two years’ experience teaching art to kids, exceptional organization skills, and the ability to write curricula. For more information, contact Program Manager Katie DeBrabander at or 775-826-6100 x3.


Reno Tahoe Artist Awards finalists announced

Reno Tahoe Artist Awards—an organization related to the Reno Tahoe International Art Show, which will be held Sept. 14-17—announced its award finalists on Sept. 1.

The finalists are:

Furniture, Lighting, Functional Art—Andy Cline, Anela DeLaveaga, Tony Lamorte

Mixed Media: 2D—Candace Garlock, Jennifer Hartnett, Sabrina Frey, Thomas Gilbertson

Oil & Acrylic—Candida Webb, Julia Schwadron Marianelli, Kimbo Franke, Rossitza Todorova

Photography—Jordyn Owens, Stephanie Hogen, Will Enos

Mixed Media: 3D—Beck Baumann, Benjamin Langholz, Catherine Schmid-Maybach, Kyle Karrasch

Watercolor—James Gayles, Ronnie Rector, Thomas Gilbertson

The winners will be announced at an awards gala at the RTIA Show on Sept. 16, 7-10pm. The Jury includes Megan Berner, Parker Stremmel, Frances Melhop, Nettie Oliverio, and Austin Pratt.

National orgs urge people to ask Congress to support arts funding 

With Congress back in session after August recess, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) are calling on people to demonstrate their support for arts and cultural endowments. A Sept. 6 WESTAF newsletter reads, in part, “Prior to August recess, the Senate Appropriations Committee recommended funding the NEA and NEH at $207 million (level funding from FY23), while the House Appropriations Committee recommended $185 million (10% decrease from FY23). Please urge your Members of Congress to support at least $211 million for NEA and NEH funding and to oppose any restrictive grantmaking amendments.” Information here.

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