Funding Will Be Used To Support Local Arts Community

     The city of Las Vegas has been approved for a $50,000 award as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This grant will be used to contract artists to teach classes, provide artistic services to galleries and public art programs, and support Rainbow Company Youth Theatre, a city program.

      Additionally, the funding will be used to support facility operations for the city’s Artists in Residence partnerships for artists and arts organizations to rehearse, provide workshops and perform, when allowed to do so again. The city hopes these resources will allow the arts community to thrive after being impacted by COVID-19. For more information about this program, email ArtsLasVegas@lasvegasnevada.gov

     The National Endowment for the Arts received more than 3,100 eligible applications for the $45 million available in direct assistance. The 855 recipients were announced on July 1. These non-matching funds can be used to support staff salaries, fees for artists or contractual personnel and facilities costs.