CARSON CITY, Nevada — — The Nevada Arts Council has hired Erica Hill as a Community Arts Development specialist and Sapira Cheuk as an Artist Services specialist.
Hill will assist nonprofit arts organizations and municipalities with program development, grant offerings, and support functions to strengthen Nevada communities through the arts. She is based out of the Carson City office.
Hill graduated with a master’s degree in anthropology from San Francisco State University and has several degrees that include a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology from California State University, Chico and two associate of arts degrees. She has experience as a curator, gallery docent, educator, and community outreach coordinator, as well as experience in non-profit management.
Cheuk will assist Nevada artists with professional development, grant offerings, tour visual artwork across the state through the Nevada Touring Initiative and support the Nevada Poet Laurate Program. She is based out of the Las Vegas office.
Cheuk also serves as art editor for the Museum of Americana and founding board member for CORE Arts Concord in Las Vegas. A practicing artist, she has taught in the art department at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and has more than ten years of experience in public administration with the State of California. She received her Bachelor of Fne Arts degree at the University of California Riverside, and a Master in Fine Art degree from California State University, San Bernardino.
“We are thrilled to have Erica and Sapira join on our team,” said Tony Manfredi, Nevada Arts Council executive director. “Both are passionate about how arts and creativity positively impact our communities and citizens, and both bring programmatic, organizational and collaborative skills – and exceptional enthusiasm – to support their roles and the agency.”
The Nevada Arts Council is part of the Nevada Division of Tourism and Cultural Affairs. Its mission is to enrich the cultural life of the state through leadership that preserves, supports, strengthens and makes excellence in the arts accessible to all Nevadans.