Arts in Education Collaboration


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.

Application Deadline

  • Before 11:59 pm (CST) on Friday, April 14, 2023

The application deadline has passed. The next round of applications will be available in February 2024.

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 Arts in Education Director Matthew Anderson | | (701) 328-7593

Program Overview and Application Instructions

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

Downloads Required for Application
Who Can Apply

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

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
How to Apply

Application Method

Grant applications are submitted online through the NDCA online grant system.

To apply online, go to


The tutorials below guide new users through the online registration process and illustrates how to apply and use the system.