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The City of Reno Arts & Culture Commission Grants are an investment in the arts that spur economic growth and contribute to a more vibrant community. Room tax funds are awarded each year to non-profit arts and cultural organizations to produce community events and innovative programming that draws tourism to the city as well as serves local citizens. These grants make meaningful impacts in our community by expanding access to the arts and culture across the city for residents and visitors alike.

 


 

Arts and Culture Grants 2018/2019

Fiscal Year 2018/2019 grant applications ARE OPEN UNTIL JANUARY 12, 2018!

 

Serve as a Grants Panelist 

The Reno Arts & Culture Commission (RACC) is currently looking for panelists to serve on our Grants Committee for FY 2018/2019 grants. 

RACC's peer review panel process is designed to ensure transparency of our granting process. Panelists will review grant applications and meet in a publicly accessible setting to discuss, score, and make funding recommendations to the Commission.

RACC seeks panelists based in the Reno area who are deeply knowledgeable about the arts, arts education, cultural equity, best practices of nonprofits, and community engagement. We look for panelists who are artists, engaged in the arts as a profession, have a background in understanding non-profit financial and event budgets, and/or strongly rooted in fields related to arts & culture and cultural equity. Former panelists who have not served in two or more years should consider reapplying.

Staff does due diligence to ensure that the makeup of our panels is equitably representative of Reno's demographics and the specific applicant pool at hand in terms of diverse representation as well as equitable representation of artistic disciplines and organizational expertise.

If you are interested in serving on the Grants Committee, please complete the online application here

For more information, contact Megan Berner at 775-326-6333 or bernerm@reno.gov.

 


 

Information about grant eligibility requirements can be found below:

 

Project Grants

SUMMARY:

City of Reno Arts & Culture Project Grants are awarded to non-profit arts and culture organizations to support innovative programming. Projects, community festivals, special performances, exhibitions, and other events may benefit all area residents, but must be of definable benefit to Reno residents. A performance, exhibit or other activity must take place within the City of Reno’s city limits. If a project involves activities in a variety of areas, the portion taking place in Reno, or of primary benefit to Reno residents, will be the portion eligible for consideration.  

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Non-profit organizations or public institutions under chapter 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code or qualified educational institutions. Grants will not be awarded to individuals.
  • Applicants may apply for a City of Reno Art & Culture Event Grant but may only be considered for one depending on amount of funding requests. The Event Grant must be a different program than a grant requested on this application. 
  • 1:1 cash match of requested grant funds.
FUNDING:

Project Grant Awards will be made in two areas:

  • Category I:
    Organizational budget size of $150,000 or more for Arts and Culture Programs, maximum award of $10,000 or 50% of project costs, whichever is less.  Note: In-kind does not count toward this amount.
  • Category II:
    Organizational budget of less than $150,000 for Arts and Culture Programs, maximum award of $5,000 or 50% of project costs, whichever is less. Note:   In-kind does not count toward this amount.
    • These Grants require a 1:1 cash match, no in-kind contributions are allowed as your match.                  
TIMELINE: Project Grants must take place from July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019.  (Event reporting must be submitted by August 2, 2019.)


MANDATORY GRANT WORKSHOPS: Mandatory in-person Grant Workshops will be held at McKinley Arts & Culture Center Boardroom on Tuesday, November 7th at 3 pm; Thursday, November 9th at 9 am; Tuesday, December 5th at 9 am; or Thursday, December 14th at 3 pm. 


GRANTS CANNOT BE SUBMITTED OR REVIEWED WITHOUT ATTENDING THE WORKSHOP.   

DEADLINE: APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED by 5 pm on Friday, January 12, 2018.

LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED

Applicants may request an appointment with staff to review the application prior to submission during the week of January 8-11, 2018. 

If you have any questions about your eligibility, completing the application or need other assistance, please contact Alexis Hill at (775) 326-6697 or Megan Berner at (775) 326-6333.

 

APPLY NOW BY CLICKING THIS LINK

 


 

Event Grants

SUMMARY:

The City of Reno Arts & Culture Event Grants are awarded to non-profit arts and culture organizations for one-time events. The events funded by City of Reno Arts & Culture Event Grants may be anywhere within the Reno city limits and must be free and open to the general public. Events should be designed to attract the maximum number of people, as appropriate for the event and site. Funds may be used to support community festivals, special performances, exhibitions, concerts and other events.

ELIGIBILITY:
  • Non-profit organizations or public institutions under chapter 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code or qualified educational institutions. Grants will not be awarded to individuals.
  • Applicants may apply for a City of Reno Arts & Culture Project Grant as well but may only be considered for one depending on amount of funding requests. The Project Grant must be a different program than a grant requested on this application.
  • Non-profit organizations or public institutions can only apply for one Event Grant.
  • 10% cash match of requested funds.

FUNDING: $5,000 maximum award (required 10% cash match)

TIMELINE:
Event Grants must take place from July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019.  (Event reporting must be submitted by August 2, 2019.)

MANDATORY GRANT WORKSHOPS: Mandatory in-person Grant Workshops will be held at McKinley Arts & Culture Center Boardroom on Tuesday, November 7th at 3 pm; Thursday, November 9th at 9 am; Tuesday, December 5th at 9 am; or Thursday, December 14th at 3 pm. 


GRANTS CANNOT BE SUBMITTED OR REVIEWED WITHOUT ATTENDING THE WORKSHOP.   

DEADLINE: APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED by 5 pm on Friday, January 12, 2018.

LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED

Applicants may request an appointment with staff to review the application prior to submission during the week of January 8-11, 2-18.

If you have any questions about your eligibility, completing the application or need other assistance, please contact Alexis Hill at (775) 326-6697 or Megan Berner at (775) 326-6333.

APPLY NOW BY CLICKING THIS LINK

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