Artist Relief Grant Application

Sierra Arts Foundation Artist Relief Grant is made possible by the CARES Act Funding allocated by the City of Reno.


To assist artists of all disciplines who are struggling financially due to COVID-19 pandemic and the health and safety restrictions mandated by the CDC and the State of Nevada.


  • Must be 18 or older
  • Resident of Reno
  • Practicing Artist
  • Facing financial hardship due to COVID-19

Important Dates:

  • Grant application opens on November 10th
  • Grant application closes on November 30th
  • Award notification by email on or before December 11th

COVID Artist Relief Grant

Application Instructions

Submission Procedures & Required Document

  • Online Artist Relief Grant Application
  • ID/Drivers License
  • W9

Applications lacking required documents or support materials will not be accepted.

  • Applicant must be a Reno resident.
  • Applicant is 18 years old or older.
  • Applicant is a practicing artist able to demonstrate a sustained commitment to their artistic career.
  • Applicant can provide and upload current Nevada Driver License/IdentificationCard.
  • Applicant can provide and upload W9.
  • Applicant is NOT an employee, board member, or director of Sierra Arts Foundation

ID/Drivers License

Photocopy of a Nevada Identification Card, Nevada Drivers License.  (PDF or JPG Format)


Completed and signed W9 form.

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Nevada’s premier arts organization & resource center.

In 1987 Sierra Arts Foundation began awarding grants to artists of all disciplines living within a 100-mile radius.

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Sierra Arts Foundation
17 S. Virginia St. Suite 120
Reno, NV 89501

(775) 329-2787

Riverside Gallery Hours

Tuesday – Friday:                 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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