Reno Installation Dinner Set For Saturday
The Zazpiak Bat Basque Club will hold its annual Installation Dinner this Saturday, January 12th from 5:30-10pm at Louis’ Basque Corner. This annual event is an opportunity to welcome new members of the club’s board of directors, while thanking outgoing officers for their service. The event will begin at 5:30pm with cocktails with dinner following. Cost of the dinner is: $32 adult, $18 Children (12 and under) if RSVP received by JANUARY 10th, and $37 adult, $23 Children (12 and under) with no RSVP. All prices include tax and tip. To RSVP or for more information see their flier.
Basque Government Grants
As promised by Gorka Alvarez Aranburu, Director of the Basque Government’s Basque Community Abroad, the dates for Basque club grants have been revised and moved up so that the results and awards are more reasonable for the euskal etxeak. As such, the call for the 2019 Basque club/federation grants has been published in the Official Bulletin of the Basque Country which officially opens the application period. The total 2019 budget is 902,300 Euros, 782,307 of which are destined to Chapter IV (operating expenses and activities) and the remaining 120,000 to Chapter VII (infrastructure and equipment). The Resolution from the Secretary General of Foreign Action for Basque club grants for 2019 is available here in Basque and here in Spanish (official pdf versions) or here in its bilingual version. Deadline to apply if February 28th. If any club is interested in applying, please feel free to contact NABO Facilitator, Kate Camino (firstname.lastname@example.org) for any help that she may be able to provide.
The call for applications for Gaztemundu 2019 has also been opened. Gaztemundu is a program also provided by the Basque Government’s department for the Basque Community Abroad for people between the ages of 18-35 that focusses on different topics each year. This year’s program will focus on Basque club and cultural entity management and will take place October 6-20, 2019. 2019 Gaztemundu participants will also conclude their experience by attending the VII Congress of Basque Collectivities. Requirements to participate include being between the ages of 18-35 by January 1, 2019; reside outside of the Autonomous Basque Community of Euskadi; be a member, for at least three years, of a registered Basque club, and have not participated in a Gaztemundu program since 2003. Complete information including requirements can be found here in Basque and here in Spanish, or here in its bilingual version. Deadline to apply is March 25, 2019.
Zoey Bray Art Exhibit in Reno
An art exhibit entitled, “Nevadan Basques: Portraits by Zoe Bray,” will open January 14th at Reno City Hall’s Metro Gallery. The exhibit, that runs through March 1, 2019, includes portraits of Basques in Nevada by Bray whose work differs from other portrayals of Basques because, “Instead of focusing on external markers of identity, Bray addresses the personal individuality of her models and how they ‘choose to be Basque and American.’” On January 31st, there will also be an artist’s reception from 5-7pm. After this show, the exhibit will travel to the Basque Country in the fall. More information on the artist is also available on her website.