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City of Reno to receive $30,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

Post Date:02/21/2019 1:43 PM

National Endowment for the Arts Acting Chairman Mary Anne Carter has approved more than $27 million in grants as part of the Arts Endowment’s first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2019.

Included in this announcement is an Art Works grant of $30,000 to the City of Reno for a public art project in the Midtown District. The City of Reno was awarded the largest grant amount from the State of Nevada applicants.

“As one of the founding members of the Midtown District, I am excited to see public art created in this neighborhood,” Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve said. “This is an evolving area that has a unique identity, and this is a great way to show off the character of Midtown, create community and make it a destination.”

Art Works is the Arts Endowment’s principal grant program. The agency received 1,605 Art Works applications for this round, and will award 972 grants in this category.

“The arts enhance our communities and our lives, and we look forward to seeing these projects take place throughout the country, giving Americans opportunities to learn, to create, to heal and to celebrate,” Carter said.

The City of Reno, in partnership with the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County and multiple community partners, will develop a large-scale public art project in the Midtown District of Reno that reflects the vibrancy and community of one of Reno’s emerging cultural districts in conjunction with a street reorientation project led by RTC.

The City has already begun to work with residents, business owners and citizens to choose artists to create signature pieces of artwork for the district. Interested artists can find more information on the City of Reno website at RenoCulture.com under Call for Artists.

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