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January 20, 2018

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Artists, groups share $9,000 in ‘jackpot’ grants

Four organizations and 10 artists will share $9,766 in funding from the Nevada Arts Council. These "jackpot" grants will go toward a variety of arts projects and professional development opportunities throughout the state.

Founded in 1967, the Nevada Arts Council is a state agency in charge of developing and promoting arts in Nevada. The council awards jackpot grants quarterly, following a competitive application process.

Five honorees from Southern Nevada will share $3,280 in funding for local projects.

Nine other Nevadans will share the remaining $6,486 for several artistic ventures:

Jennifer Baumer of Reno was awarded $500 to attend a writer's conference; Joseph Delappe, also of Reno, received $800 for an upcoming solo exhibition at the Nevada Museum of Art; Paul Ford of Minden was awarded $1,000 for a shipment of artwork to the Biennale Internazionale Dell'Arte Contemporanea in Florence, Italy; Sondra Ime of Genoa received $500 to attend an oil painting workshop; KURN-FM in Reno was given $800 for "A Boricua Night Before Christmas," a bilingual variation of "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" performed by Jeanmarie Simpson; Philippe Mazaud of Reno received $536 to support a showing of work in UNR's Sheppard Gallary's "Northwest Nevada Survey of Contemporary Art" exhibit.

Also, Denise Sins of Carson City was awarded $750 for a solo exhibition at The Stillwater Gallery at Western Nevada Community College in Fallon; Sparks Little Theater received $800 to present the Emma Nevada Show at the Brewery Arts Center in Carson City; Western Nevada Performing Arts in Carson City was given $800 for its ballet production, "The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland."

These council funds, which are designated to support the work of Nevada artists and arts organization, are provided by the federal National Endowment for the Arts and the Nevada Legislature.

The next jackpot grant deadline for projects beginning Jan. 1 and ending March 31, 2004, is Dec. 1, 2003. Application forms are available online on the Nevada Arts Council web site at

For more information, contact Kellie O'Donnell at (775) 687-7102 or by e-mail at [email protected]