Arts in Education Collaboration (AIEC) is a grant program that provides up to $6,000 to arts organizations, schools, school districts, nonprofits, and government agencies to build collaborations and community partnerships that strive to increase access to high-quality, sustained arts education for K-12 North Dakota students.
This includes collaborations between teachers or departments within a school, between multiple schools within a district, between multiple rural school districts, between a school and community arts resource (teaching artists or arts organizations) nonprofit, or for-profit organization. Projects may take place in-school (during regular school hours), after-school, during summer sessions, and during professional development in-services.
Applicants are encouraged to carefully review the Program Overview and Application Instructions, then call the program officer prior to beginning an application.
- Before 11:59 pm (CST) on Friday, April 14, 2023
For Project Dates
- July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024
Grant Award Range
- $6,000 maximum request
- A 1:1 match is required
For Questions or Assistance
Contact Program Officer Rebecca Engelman | firstname.lastname@example.org | (701) 328-7593
All applicants should read these documents thoroughly before beginning the application form.
A North Dakota school district, government agency, nonprofit organization, or fiscally sponsored group is eligible to apply and serve as the lead partner and/or fiscal agent for the grant.
Applicants must be one of the following:
- Federally tax-exempt nonprofit arts organization
- Federally tax-exempt non-arts nonprofit organization - Arts budgets must be isolated from the larger entity’s budget.
- Public Entity such as a unit of state, local, or tribal government
- Public and non-public schools
- Fiscally sponsored groups with arts projects must be comprised of at least three people and have an advisory committee of at least three people that are responsible for oversight of project and grant funds. Fiscal sponsors must be a tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization, unit of state or local government, or federally recognized tribal community or tribe. For more information, visit arts.nd.gov/sites/www/files/documents/grants/FiscalSponsorshipNDCA.pdf.
All Applicants Must:
- Be physically located in North Dakota
- Have majority of arts programming, services, or activities take place in North Dakota
- Primarily serve and engage North Dakota audiences and participants
Grant applications are submitted online through the NDCA online grant system.
To apply online, go to grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=ndca
The tutorials below guide new users through the online registration process and illustrates how to apply and use the system.
- Video Tutorial 1: Site Access & Account Creation (3 minutes)
- Video Tutorial 2: Applying for Funding (5 minutes)
- Video Tutorial 3: Your Applicant Dashboard (3 minutes)