Community Development

elevating Nevada's arts organizations

Community Arts Development (CAD) supports Nevada’s nonprofit arts and culture organizations, municipalities, public institutions, and communities with a variety of programs and services aimed to build vibrant communities statewide. CAD works to:

CAD staff is committed to assisting communities and community arts organizations. The work of this program includes implementation of community cultural assessments, developing strategic plans, providing links to new resources, and arranging for peer to peer networking opportunities to assist with the challenges of working toward long term sustainability.



Nevada Basin to Range Exchange (BRX)

The Nevada Basin to Range Exchange (BRX) supports, promotes, and celebrates rural-urban collaboration through the arts, culture, and community. Read more

Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 (AEP5) – AEP6 Coming Soon!

Arts and Economic Prosperity 5 (AEP5) is the most comprehensive economic impact study of the nonprofit arts and culture industry. In 2015, the State of Nevada joined Americans for the Arts to gather data from 164 nonprofit arts and culture organizations and over 2,200 audience spending surveys. Read more


FY20 Community Impact Grant

The Community Impact Grant is a two-year grant awarded to local government agencies and public institutions to support collaborative community-based projects. Read more



Basin to Range Exchange


  • Community Arts Development Specialist, Michelle Patrick, or  email