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October is Arts and Humanities Month in the Reno region

Post Date:10/16/2017 9:29 AM
October 2017 is Arts and Humanities Month in the Reno region. The Arts, Culture and Special Events Department at the City of Reno, the Events Department at the City of Sparks and the University of Nevada, Reno School of the Arts would like to invite the media and public to help spread the word as part of a collective effort to educate and celebrate arts, culture and humanities in the region.

Arts and Humanities Month is celebrated in conjunction with National Arts and Humanities Month (NAHM), a coast-to-coast collective recognition of the importance of culture in America. NAHM was launched by Americans for the Arts 30 years ago as National Arts Week in honor of the 20th anniversary of the National Endowment for the Arts. In 1993, it was established by Americans for the Arts and national arts partners as a month-long celebration, with goals of:
  • FOCUSING on the arts and humanities at local, state and national levels;
  • ENCOURAGING individuals and organizations to participate in the arts and humanities;
  • ALLOWING governments and businesses to show their support of the arts and humanities; and
  • RAISING public awareness about the role the arts and humanities play in our communities and lives.
Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve has shown her support this year with an official City of Reno mayoral Proclamation for the month.

“There’s a reason that the Reno City Council’s vision statement emphasizes arts and culture,” Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve said. “Arts and culture are pillars of Reno’s economic development, and they reflect how the City of Reno is seen on a national and international scale.”

The aforementioned regional partners recommend that residents participate by doing the following:
  • Engage in the arts and humanities by attending humanities and arts events, reading, exploring, and engaging with your cultural communities, adding arts and culture as an expense line at your business, and encouraging your government to robustly support the arts and humanities at the local, state, and federal levels.
  • Spread the good news of the economic development of arts, culture and the humanities. According to a recent national arts economic impact study, in the City of Reno, nonprofit spending on the arts is well above the national median of $35 million, topping out at almost $90 million. This spending supports more than 2,500 jobs, generates more than $50 million in household income to local residents, and delivers $8 million in local and state government revenue.
  • Show Your Art is a social media campaign designed to engage arts and culture advocates on local, state, and national levels, and to bring awareness of National Arts and Humanities Month to the public. Individuals and organizations are encouraged to share images on Instagram. Tag @bigartslittlecity and use #ShowYourArt2017.
For more arts and culture information, visit and join the conversation using the hashtag #BigArtsLittleCity.
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