Special Projects provides up to $1,500 to support art events in all disciplines and forms for North Dakota groups and individual artists.
There is limited funding available for this program. Early submission is highly recommended.
- Round 1: 11:59 pm CST, Tuesday, May 23, 2023
For project dates between July 1, 2023 and June 30, 2024
- Round 2: 11:59 pm CST, Tuesday, July 25, 2023
For project dates between September 1, 2023 and June 30, 2024
- Round 3: 11:59 pm CST, Tuesday, September 19, 2023
For project dates between November 1, 2023 and June 30, 2024
- Round 4: 11:59 pm CST, Tuesday, November 21, 2023
For project dates between January 1, 2024 and June 30, 2024
- Round 5: 11:59 pm CST, Tuesday, January 23, 2024
For project dates between March 1, 2024 and June 30, 2024
- Round 6: 11:59 pm CST, Tuesday, March 19, 2024
For project dates between May 1, 2024 and June 30, 2024
Grant Award Range
- $1,500 maximum request
- A 1:1 match is required
For Questions or Assistance
Contact Program Officer Lisa McCallum | email@example.com | (701) 328-7615
All applicants should read this document thoroughly before beginning the application form.
Applicants must be one of the following:
- Individual artist
- North Dakota State tax-exempt nonprofit arts organization
- Federally tax-exempt nonprofit arts organization
- Federally tax-exempt non-arts organizations and community education units - Arts budgets must be isolated from the larger entity’s budget.
- Public entity such as a unit of state, local, or tribal government
- An affiliate art presenting or producing organization - A distinct program or division hosted within a North Dakota 501(c)(3) tax-exempt institution or public institution (such as an arts division of a city or tribal government, a public or nonprofit college or university, or a community service nonprofit) that provides arts programming or services for the general public. Arts budgets must be isolated from the larger entity’s budget.
- Fiscally sponsored groups with arts projects must be comprised of at least three people and have an advisory committee of at least three people who 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.
Additional Eligibility Guidelines for Individual Artists
- Be a United States citizen or have attained permanent resident status
- Be at least 18 years of age on the application’s due date
- Be a ND resident and continue to reside in state throughout contract period
- Cannot be enrolled as a full-time student
Additional Eligibility Guidelines for Organizations
- Organizations must be physically located in North Dakota
- Majority of arts programming, services, or activities must 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.