Individual Artist Fellowship


The Individual Artist Fellowship grant program is designed to support outstanding and established practicing individual artists residing in North Dakota. Two fellowships of $5,000 are awarded annually for projects that will enhance or expand artistic skills and help generate greater visibility to potential audiences.

Each proposal must include three live, in person, community components in at least two of North Dakota’s eight regions. This will provide greater visibility for the artist's work and promote meaningful engagement with audiences in North Dakota’s diverse communities (such as a public performance, exhibition, reading, open workshop, or demonstration).

Applicants are encouraged to carefully review the Program Overview and Application Instructions, then call the program officer prior to beginning an application.

Eligible Disciplines for FY24

  • Dance and Theater (all forms, including traditional) Includes: Choreographers (including traditional dance genres), theater directors who generate new works, playwrights (including musical theater genre), lighting designers, set designers, and costume designers.

Application Deadline

  • Before 11:59 pm (CST) on Friday, March 31, 2023
  • Draft Review Application Deadline - Friday, March 17, 2023 – before 11:59 pm (CST)

For Project Dates

  • July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024

Grant Award Range

  • $5,000 maximum request
  • No matching funds are required for this program

For Questions or Assistance

Contact Program Officer Kim Konikow | | (701) 328-7592

Program Overview and Application Instructions

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

  • FY24 Program Overview and Application Instructions
Required Downloads
  • FY24 Budget Form
Who Can Apply

Eligible Individual Artist Applicants Must:

  • Be pursuing original artwork on an ongoing basis within an artistic discipline;
  • Be the originator of the work, not an interpreter of the work of others;
  • Be a United States citizen or have attained permanent resident status;
  • Be at least 18 years of age;
  • Be a North Dakota resident as of January 1, 2022 and continue to reside in North Dakota throughout the contract period;
  • Cannot be enrolled as a student in any high school, college, or university at the time of application.
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.

Previous Grants Awarded