Artist in Residence


Artist in Residence is a noncompetitive reimbursement grant program that provides up to $2,500 in support for North Dakota pre-K-12 students and teachers to work with professional artists either in a traditional school setting or during after-school and/or summer programs. Residencies include 20 or more contact hours spanning four days or longer (up to five hours per day of artist activities). Teaching artists work together with teachers and staff to design activities that enhance educational programs and help to address learning standards or curricular goals.

First time applicants are encouraged to carefully review the Program Overview and Application Guidelines, then call the program officer prior to beginning an application.

Note: There is limited funding available for this program. Early submission of applications is highly recommended. Applications are reviewed and grants awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis and it is not guaranteed that funds will be available.

Deadlines - FY21

  • Application Deadline: Before 11:59 pm (CST) 6-weeks prior to the start date of the proposed activity

Project Dates

  • July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021
Program Overview and Application Guidelines

All applicants should read these documents thoroughly before beginning the application form.

If you are applying to be a Rostered Teaching Artist, the application is available via this link.

Who Can Apply
  • A North Dakota school, school district, government agency, or nonprofit organization is eligible to serve as the lead partner and fiscal agent for the grant. 

All Applicants Must:

  • Be physically located in North Dakota, Moorhead, MN, or East Grand Forks, MN;
  • Have majority of arts programming, services, or activities take place in North Dakota;
  • Primarily serve and engage North Dakota audiences and participants.
Grant Award Range
  • For proposals that include a North Dakota teaching artist resident: A NDCA award request may not exceed $2,500 or 70% of the total project cost, whichever is less. A 30% cash match is required.
  • For proposals that include an out-of-state teaching artist resident: A NDCA award request may not exceed $2,500 or 50% of the total project cost, whichever is less. A 50% cash match is required.

Grants Awarded

How to Apply

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