Professional artists and ensembles of all disciplines are invited to apply to the Nevada Arts Council’s 2015-2018 Artists in Schools + Communities Roster. The roster is designed as an online resource for schools, organizations and communities to broaden and diversify participation in the arts by engaging artists in educational and community cultural residencies and programs. Roster artists visit host schools and organizations to share their expertise and encourage active learning in the arts.
Two tracks are offered, an education track for arts-based learning experiences in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade; and a community track for arts-based learning experiences in community settings. Artists may apply in one or both tracks. Application is not limited to Nevada artists. A panel of artists, educators, presenters and community members will review eligible applications in early fall. The deadline for applications is Sept. 30.
Selected artists will represent a range of art forms and have experience in collaborating with schools and communities to conduct arts learning and cultural experiences. When accepted to the roster, artists and ensembles are promoted by the NAC to communities around the state for potential workshop, performance and residency opportunities. Download the Roster Application Guidelines. For more information, contact Maryjane Dorofachuk at 702-486-3738 or [email protected].
The Nevada Arts Council, a division of the Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, is the agency charged with ensuring that state and national funds support cultural activity and encourage participation in the arts throughout Nevada. In addition to providing hundreds of grants to arts- and community-based organizations, schools, artists and local municipalities throughout the state, the Nevada Arts Council coordinates a such statewide programs and activities as the annual Poetry Out Loud recitation competition for high school-aged students, traveling exhibits, artist residencies, workshops and cultural assessments. For more information, please visit the department’s website at nac.nevadaculture.org.
Chris Moran has lived in Reno since 1996, and currently works at the Nevada Division of Tourism as a public relations specialist. She is a former editor and writer at the Reno Gazette-Journal, and has a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley. Her hobbies include skiing, hiking, reading, photography, coffee and coffeehouses, and exploring Nevada. Check out her blog at www.ChrisinNevada.wordpress.com.