The city of Las Vegas invites qualified arts and culture organizations and individual artists to submit applications for grants funded by the federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and administered by the city of Las Vegas. The deadline to submit grant applications is Oct. 20, 2022.
Artists and arts organizations have been disproportionately impacted by the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic due to widespread shutdowns of performances, gatherings for exhibitions, and travel and tourism to Las Vegas. In the Southern Nevada/Las Vegas community specifically, artists and creative professionals have lost work due to the shutdown of performance spaces at casinos and resorts and the closing of public spaces such as galleries. Overall, the pandemic has impacted a large section of this population.
With the support of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 and funds allocated to the city of Las Vegas American Rescue Program (ARP), the city of Las Vegas will award ARP funds to individual artists and nonprofit arts and culture organizations through a competitive grant program. These rescue funds are intended to mitigate financial hardship from the COVID-19 pandemic due to declines in revenue or profits.
Arts Operating Support Program funding is available through two separate competitive grant opportunities:
Arts Operating Support Grant for Nonprofit Arts and Culture Organizations – Up to $50,000. Apply here:
Arts Operating Support Grant for Individual Artists (all media/disciplines) – Up to $25,000. Apply here: https://cityoflasvegas.formstack.com/forms/arts_grant_indv_artists
Applicants may submit an application for both grant opportunities but can only be selected for one grant award.
The Program Guidelines outline eligibility, how to apply, review criteria, grant requirements, and general timeline.
Other artist opportunities with the city of Las Vegas are available at http://artsregistrylas.vegas/.