From Reno with Love Artist Fund

Inspired by a friendly challenge from Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve and several Reno arts and culture partners are proud to present “Heartbeat to Heartbeat, Eye to Eye (From Reno with Love),” a new song and video inspired by Mayor Fischer’s “ Lift Up Lou ” movement, launched in early March to keep residents’ spirits up during the fight against COVID-19 and maintain a sense of connectedness, even at a time of necessary social distancing.

In connection with the song's release on August 18th, 2020, Artown is asking for generous donations to the "From Reno With Love Artist Fund."  100% of funds donated will go to performing artists adversely affected economically by COVID-19. Artown has received an anonymous donation match up to $5,000!  Whatever you donate will be doubled up to this amount!

Funding will be allocated in $500 grants per artist.  This fund is for individual performing artists who work in the Reno area.

If you are a performing artist that would like to apply for this funding, you may fill out this short application here Artist Application 
Applications will be reviewed regularly and funds will be made available as they are received. 

“Heartbeat to Heartbeat, Eye to Eye (From Reno with Love),” represents a collaborative effort by the City of Reno, Artown, Reno Philharmonic (Reno Phil), Eric Henry Andersen and Bryon Evans Films:

● Written By: Eric Henry Andersen, Tyler Stafford, Dave Berry, Kate Cotter,
Khalilah Smith Cage, Shaughn Richardson, Tristan Selzler, Jeff Depaoli and Zachary Teran

● Featuring: Khalilah Smith Cage, Cliff Porter, Kyle Rea, Tim Snider, Reno Jazz
Syndicate and nearly 50 other musicians and artists from the Reno area.

● Mixed and Mastered By: Tom Gordon for Inspired Amateur Productions and
Imirage Sound Lab in Sparks

● Recorded By: Tom Gordon, Eric Henry Andersen and Tyler Stafford, at Imirage
Sound Lab, Moon Room, Angel’s Share Studio and remotely around Reno

Artown's Mission Is To Strengthen Reno's Arts Industry, Enhance Our Civic Identity And National Image, Thereby Creating A Climate For The Cultural And Economic Rebirth Of Our Region.
  • Cynthia Wilson 
    • $100 
    • 21 mos
  • David Williams 
    • $500 
    • 21 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 22 mos
  • David Gordon 
    • $100 
    • 22 mos
  • Susan Felix-Mueller 
    • $100 
    • 23 mos
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Beth Macmillan 
Reno, NV