Nevada Humanities names new assistant director

On May 1, Nevada Humanities announced its new assistant director, George Tsz-Kwan Lam.

Lam grew up in Hong Kong and Massachusetts and studied music at Boston University, the Peabody Conservatory, and Duke University, where he received his Ph.D. He is a composer who engages in “musical placemaking”—creating music that is intimately connected with the place where it is performed.

He has worked as a professor in Hong Kong and New York and is currently working on a project with the Atlanta Opera. He also co-founded the artist-run new opera ensemble Rhymes With Opera and served as producing associate for Gotham Chamber Opera and Music-Theatre Group.


City of Reno Arts names new arts program assistant

The City of Reno announced on May 6 that Erica Hill is the arts and culture team’s new program assistant. Hill holds an MA in anthropology from San Francisco State University. She has previously worked for the Nevada Arts Council, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, and the Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology at California State University, Chico.





Artown announces poster artist + 2024 lineup

On May 1, Artown announced that its 2024 poster artist is Steve Nighthawk, a descendant of the Shoshone, Washoe, and Paiute Nations of the Great Basin and a member of the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony. His poster image features a traditional basket with the Reno skyline incorporated into its design, placed against a snowy Nevada peak with an Indigenous dancer in the foreground. Artown also announced the 2024 season lineup of the monthlong arts festival, featuring headliners such as Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Steep Canyon Rangers, and ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro. The full schedule is here.




Nevada Arts Council is hiring an Arts Learning Specialist

The Nevada Arts Council is hiring a full-time Arts Learning Specialist in its Carson City office. Duties include administering arts learning grant programs, managing and marketing the annual Poetry Out Loud state competition, and participating in research workshops, conferences, and communications. Applications are due May 24. More info here.

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