Arts Opportunities

Classes and Workshops
  • Bismarck Art & Galleries Association, Bismarck. For more information on call 223-5986; email at; visit the gallery at 422 East Front Ave., Bismarck, North Dakota; or visit
  • Bismarck Downtown Artist Co-op, Bismarck. To sign up Email name of student, classes attending, and parent/guardian contact information to Call 701-527-9732 for questions. Location: 222 N 4th Street Downtown Bismarck. For more information visit
  • Classes at the THEO Art School, Bismarck. For more information visit or; email:; or call 701-222-6452.
  • Shade Tree Players, Bismarck. All classes are held at The Frances Leach High Prairie Arts & Science Complex (1810 Schafer Street, Bismarck). Detailed information and registration forms can be found online at
  • Dakota Stage, Bismarck. For additional information email, call 701-258-4998 or visit
  • Northern Plains Dance, Bismarck. For more information call 701-530-0986; email; or visit visit:
  • Sleepy Hollow & Arts Park, Bismarck. Scholarships available. For more information call Stephanie Delmore at 319-0895, or visit    
  • Performing Arts School at the Bluestem Center for the Arts, Moorhead. For further information, contact Bluestem at (218) 477-6500, or visit
  • Plains Art Museum, Fargo. Register and get more details online at or by phoning (701) 232-3821.
  • Spirit Room, Fargo. To learn more about available classes at the Spirit Room, call at 237-0230, or visit
  • Fargo Park District, Fargo. All classes/workshops held at Robert D. Johnson Rec Center, 1104 2nd Ave S, Fargo (unless otherwise noted). For more information, please visit or call 241-8160.
  • Red Door Art Gallery and Museum, Wahpeton. For more information visit
  • Empire Arts Center, Grand Forks. For information on classes call 701-746-5500, or visit
  • North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks. For more information, call 777-4195, or visit Summer art classes:
  • North Dakota Ballet Company, Grand Forks. Call for class schedule, 701-746-6044 or visit Classes for all ages include ballet, tap, jazz, modern, hip-hop, and pointe.
  • The Arts Center, Jamestown. For more information on available classes, please visit the calendar at or call 251-2496.
  • Taube Museum of Art, Minot. For information on classes and camps available, call 838-4445; or visit
  • James Memorial Art Center, Williston. For more information call 774-3601; email:; or visit
  • Putnam House, Carrington. For more info email Alison Schumann at, Putnam House 533 Main Street.
  • The North Dakota Association of Nonprofit Organizations (NDANO) hosts a Nonprofit Leadership Conference in June. For more information call (701) 258-9101 (Bismarck) or 888-396-3266; email; or visit
  • Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation, Historic Medora. To learn more about available classes, visit
  • Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19; serve as an ongoing informational resource; and co-launch the COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers, designed by Americans for the Arts, to better identify and address the needs of artists. Deadline is August 26, 2020.
  • Arts Midwest to distribute an additional $1.5 million through United States Regional Arts Resilience Fund to support additional small arts organizations in the Midwest, prioritizing rural communities and arts organizations led by and/or serving indigenous people and people of color. This new expansion of the Fund will focus on supporting smaller organizations with pre-COVID-19 budgets between $50,000 and $249,999 in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin and the Native nations that share this geography. Deadline is August 28, 2020.
  • The ND Department of Commerce announced the Economic Resiliency Grant (ERG) Program to assist businesses with COVID-19 response and recovery efforts. This is a grant, not a loan, and nonprofits are eligible. $69 million was approved to administer the Program which is geared to enhance revenue in both the immediate and long-term future by growing consumer confidence. To achieve this, North Dakota applicants may qualify to receive grant funding of up $50,000 for investments that will encourage customers to get back into the marketplace by ensuring businesses are equipped to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Deadline is August 28, 2020.
  • Innovate Grant is now accepting submissions for the Summer 2020 cycle. Innovate Grant awards (2) $550.00 grants each quarter, to one Visual Artist and one Photographer. In addition to receiving a grant award, winners will be featured and recognized on our website and join a growing community of vibrant and talented artists.
  • Bush Foundation Community Innovation Grant applications open: Bush Foundation Community Innovation Grants support communities to use problem-solving processes that lead to more effective, equitable and sustainable solutions. Think of it as civic R&D, allowing communities to develop and test new solutions to community challenges.  There are no longer any application deadlines for our Community Innovation grants. Organizations are welcome to apply anytime using our online application system.
  • National Endowment for the Arts for Individuals
  • National Endowment for the Arts projects: Projects may consist of one or more specific events or activities. Projects do not have to be new. Excellent existing projects can be just as competitive as new activities. Projects do not need to be big either; we welcome small projects that can make a difference in their community or field.
Film, Video & Screenwriting; Theater, Dance, Playwriting, and Auditions
Music Calls and Auditions
  • The American Music Abroad (AMA) Virtual program endures as a tool to bring people together across the world through education, entertainment, and the legacy of 70 years of musical diplomacy through the U.S. Department of State. AMA is the direct descendant of the Jazz Ambassadors programs of the 1950s, which continues to demonstrate the power of cultural diplomacy as a tool to bring people together with music, the universal language. Apply now  deadline is January 25, 2021.
  • Chamber Music American Residency Partnership Program. For more information visit
  • Fargo Moorhead Chamber Chorale Auditions. Auditions will be scheduled on an individual basis. Please email; or call 701-284-2434.
Residence, Internships, Fellowships & Scholarships (includes all disciplines)
Visual Arts and Literary Arts
  • Ongoing Call - NDCA is utilizing the exhibit space on the 18th floor, or Observation Deck, of the Capitol Building. This excellent well-lit space provides great views, in addition to displaying historical photos of the Capitol building over the years. It is the most visited floor of the Capitol, drawing over12,000 international, national, and statewide visitors every year.
  • Ongoing Call: Heart River Voice is a print publication that focuses on the North Dakota Communities in Dickinson and those in Stark County. 7,500 copies of HRV are distributed across the area each month. They are looking for colorful paintings, drawings, ​photographs or mixed media for their cover art. For more information contact
  • The AestheticaMag Art Prize is open for entries. Welcoming submissions from established and emerging practitioners, the award introduces new talent to the world stage. Entries are open for @AestheticaMag Art Prize. Main Prize £5000, a 12-week group exhibition and publication. Categories include #painting #sculpture #photography #installation #video. Find our more here:
  • Art Makers is seeking artists in all mediums for new online and store front gallery. Emerging, established and serious hobbyists welcome to submit. Open deadline. No fee. Email:
  • ZAPPlication. ZAPP® enables individual artists to apply online to multiple art shows through one central.

Opportunity available now – open until filled!

North Dakota Council on the Arts seeks an AmeriCorps Member for an exciting community opportunity based in Creative Placemaking, a long-term public art program throughout ND’s 8 regions. Please submit a cover letter related to personal experience as described in the more information link, a resume and three professional references. More information is available via this link. To apply visit