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Nevada Humanities to hold grant workshops in Reno



Nevada Humanities will hold informational grant workshops in Las Vegas and Reno for organizations throughout Nevada interested in applying for funding to support public humanities programs.

The Las Vegas workshop will be held Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, 5:30-6:30 p.m., at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, in the Large Conference Room. Nevada Humanities invites Las Vegas attendees to arrive at 5 p.m. to mingle with Nevada Humanities staff and other potential grant applicants before the workshop begins. The Reno workshop will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, 3-4 p.m., at McKinley Arts & Culture Center, 925 Riverside Drive, Reno.

Both hour-long workshops are free and open to anyone interested in learning more about applying for humanities project grant funding from Nevada Humanities. Those attending may prepare by reading grant guidelines at http://www.nevadahumanities.org . For more information, contact Nevada Humanities at 775-784-6587.

Nevada Humanities offers grants of up to $5,000 to nonprofit organizations and government entities, such as libraries and schools, to fund public programs and educational programs in the humanities. The next deadline for proposals is Oct. 10, 2011. Mini-grant requests of up to $1,000 may be submitted at any time. Information about Nevada Humanities and its grant program can be found online at http://www.nevadahumanities.org .

Nevada Humanities is especially interested in funding projects that promote community through various forms of engagement and projects that encourage conversation. This may be through face-to-face dialogue, such as lectures, forums and round-table discussions, but also through programs that stimulate thought and reflection, such as media productions, film screenings, exhibitions, local history projects and projects that explore local culture and Nevada’s diverse heritage and unique places.

Nevada Humanities is Nevada’s nonprofit council affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. With offices in Reno and Las Vegas, Nevada Humanities creates public programs and supports public projects statewide that define the Nevada experience, feature local culture and heritage, and facilitate the exploration of issues that matter to Nevadans and their communities. For more information visit http://www.nevadahumanities.org and http://www.onlinenevada.org

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