Representatives from Nevada’s cultural and civic organizations and the state’s legion of grassroots arts advocates will gather at the Nevada State Legislature in Carson City on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 to meet with our legislators. Previous Arts Days have resulted in great gains for the arts and arts education, and we expect the same from this year’s event. Everyone is welcome. A strong showing from every corner of the state helps make sure that every legislator gets to meet with an arts advocate from his/her district and community.
Welcome Nevada Arts Advocates!
When it comes to the arts, your voice matters. When our voices become a choir, the message is clear. Together, we can make a difference! As the Nevada State Legislature and Congress readies to deliberate, debate and deliver budgets and policies, it is time for arts advocates everywhere to join in the conversation. When it comes to pubic support of the arts and arts education, Nevada’s grassroots arts advocates know the power of a unified voice. Together, we Stand Up for the Arts!Read more
3... 2... 1... Advocate! Join arts advocates from across the country in Washington, D.C., March 20–21, 2017 for the 30th annual National Arts Action Summit. Now is the time to make sure new and returning members of Congress hear how essential the arts and arts education are to you, your family and your community. Read more: http://www.americansforthearts.org/advocateNevada Arts Day.
Develop a short statement – consider it your “elevator speech.” Nevada’s investment in the arts is a good use of public dollars, and continuation of public funding for the arts is essential in Nevada. Address the value of NAC funding or service or program to your organization and community. Do youth or seniors benefit from your programs? Do you stimulate the local economy as a small business or entrepreneurial artist? Include these in your remarks.Read more
Arts for LA’s ACTIVATE Advocacy Leadership Initiative is approaching its mid-point as it empowers arts education advocates in our community. Participants just finished their third and fourth sessions on education policy, decision-making, understanding data, and mapping community resources.Read more
9-year-old Lillian Sanchez bounced around a Sacramento meeting room in a long pink skirt and a ruffled white top. She and her friends were performing a traditional Mexican dance at a Sacramento conference on arts in education.
"It’s just part of our culture and it’s something that we learned that is something that’s really fun and that a lot of kids like," she says.
While Lillian was there to dance, a group of teachers, artists and administrators were there to learn how the arts can be incorporated into the Common Core education standards California has begun using.Read more
For ballet dancers and ballet students across the country, December means performing “Nutcracker.”
Each December Sierra Nevada Ballet performs in Carson City at the Community Center and in Reno at the Pioneer Center presenting, “The Peanutcracker — The Story in a Nutshell,” a specially designed, shortened and narrated version of the Tchaikovsky ballet for families with children. In addition to the public performances this year, SNB presented four special school shows and performed for over 4,000 school children in Washoe and Douglas counties.Read more
Organizers of the proposed Science, Theatre, Education, Art and Music Park have asked the city to consider including a phrase in a sales tax ballot measure that would specifically target arts and culture projects to benefit from future revenue. Some city officials, however, don’t support that.Read more
Creative Many Michigan (formerly ArtServe Michigan), the statewide economic development organization for the arts, culture and creative and design industries was awarded a $100,000 grant to continue its research and data analysis of Michigan’s creative industries. The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) awarded the grant.Read more
The Portland City Council approved its fall supplemental budget this week, setting aside $10.1 million in excess cash for street signal maintenance, roof repairs and other projects.
Tucked into the spending package: $600,000 from the city's general fund for the Regional Arts & Culture Council, which provides grants to dozens of area nonprofit arts groups and artists.Read more