The NAC supports the arts by awarding grants to nonprofit arts organizations, public institutions, and individuals throughout the state. The NAC offers several residency programs in which artists or authors may work with an educational community in a short-term or long-term project. The NAC also offers the Artists' Services Program, which focuses its attention and resources on individual artists' needs and concerns and allows NAC to provide better technical assistance to, and communication with, Nevada's artists. The Community Arts Development Program helps local arts organizations stabilize, grow and develop programming through workshops, consultations, networking, research and referral.