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Hobbled by the Pandemic, These Local Cultural Organizations Find Creative Ways to Stay Connected

Updated: Mar 22, 2021

Here’s what some such local entities are doing to stay connected to their patrons during these crazy times. (Needless to say, all of them could benefit from your financial support.)


This month Nevada Humanities, with help from the federal CARES Act and the National Endowment for the Humanities, is awarding $368,873 to 46 cultural organizations in Nevada. These CARES Emergency Relief Grants are designed to help with operating costs in the short term.

“Our cultural nonprofit organizations and their staff members are struggling, and we hope these grants will provide some much needed assistance to help pay salaries and keep the lights on around the state,” Nevada Humanities Executive Director Christina Barr said in a news release. “Our goal is to help sustain Nevada’s cultural infrastructure as much as possible, given the hurdles that we all face.”

Southern Nevada recipients include:

Mob Museum ($15,000);

Dam Short Film Society ($5,000);

Discovery Children’s Museum ($10,000);

Jazz Outreach Initiative ($5,000);

Las Vegas Natural History Museum ($15,000);

Las Vegas Philharmonic ($15,000);

National Test Site Historical Foundation ($15,000);

Neon Museum ($15,000);

Nevada Women’s Film Collective ($5,000);

Poetry Promise, Inc. ($5,000);

Project Real ($5,000);

Vegas City Opera ($5,000);

Springs Preserve Foundation ($7,500);

T. Black Entertainment Inc. ($2,000);

and the Smith Center ($15,000).

These grants only the scratch the surface of an arts organization’s needs. Even if your favorite entity received money from the CARES Act, they could always use—and appreciate—your further support.

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