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NDCA recently awarded $902,717 in FY23 grants across the state

Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 10:30 am

Categories: Press Releases

ND letters on top of 4 color barsNorth Dakota Council on the Arts (NDCA) recently awarded $902,717 in ten different grant programs for fiscal year 2023. Grant programs include: Art for Life, Arts in Education Collaboration, Artist in Residence, Community Arts Access Tier 1 & Tier 2, Folk & Traditional Arts Apprenticeship, Partner Letters of Agreements, Institutional Support, Individual Artist Fellowship, Professional Development, and Special Projects.


Prairie Arts September 2022

Friday, September 9, 2022 at 10:00 am

Categories: Prairie Arts Monthly e-Newsletter

NDCA September 2022 Newsletter screenshot of topCheck out NDCA's Prairie Arts September 2022 newsletter for the latest in statewide and national arts-related news. Learn how English Learners at Williston HS increased their vocabulary while painting, discover great opportunities, find out about online & in-person arts events happening throughout the state, and so much more!


English Learners at Williston High School increase vocabulary through Picturing Writing

Thursday, September 8, 2022 at 04:30 pm

Categories: Featured Stories

Williston High School student holding their art and writing booklets up to the monitor during Zoom classIn May of 2022, NDCA Rostered Teaching Artist Beth Olshansky conducted a 9-day Virtual Picturing Writing Residency initiated by Williston EL high school teacher LeAnne Tracey. Students used crayon resist watercolors to paint 2 pictures and then described them in 2 separate poems. 

By Rhea C. Beto


Prairie Arts August 2022

Thursday, August 11, 2022 at 01:30 pm

Categories: Prairie Arts Monthly e-Newsletter

Screenshot of top of August 2022 NDCA E-Prairie Arts NewsletterCheck out NDCA's Prairie Arts August 2022 newsletter for the latest in statewide and national arts-related news. You will find an article that explains how retired ND Museum of Art Founding Director Laurel Reuter leaves behind a sustainable future, along with a variety of opportunities available to artists and arts organizations across North Dakota! 


Retired ND Museum of Art founding director leaves behind sustainable future

Thursday, August 11, 2022 at 10:00 am

Categories: Featured Stories

Painted portrait of head and shoulders of Laurel Reuter with dark hair in elegant bunAfter dedicating fifty years of her life to the North Dakota Museum of Art, Founding Director 
Laurel Reuter was not about to walk away without helping members of the board and staff plan for the future. 

By Rhea C. Beto


NDCA Arts Across the Prairie announces inaugural placemaking installation artist at Writing Rock

Thursday, July 21, 2022 at 11:30 am

Categories: Press Releases

Computer generated drawing of the artwork proposed by Lund for Writing Rock State Historic Site. The earthwork builds up the land into two enveloping mound formations. Each mound rises up from the ground with a gentle slope and together they create a shelter that frames the sky.The Selection Committee for Arts Across the Prairie: Placemaking in Rural North Dakota announces Crosby-native Thane Lund as the inaugural installation artist at the Writing Rock State Historic Site for Region 1 – “Love Where You Live."


Prairie Arts July 2022

Monday, July 4, 2022 at 04:30 pm

Categories: Prairie Arts Monthly e-Newsletter

Screenshot of Index, top page of Prairie Arts Newsletter July 2022Check out NDCA's Prairie Arts July 2022 newsletter for the latest in statewide and national arts-related news. You will find an article about Minot Symphony Orchestra Executive Director Ellen Fenner's trip to a national Conference, along with a variety of opportunities available to artists and arts organizations across North Dakota! 


Minot Symphony Orchestra director plans new strategy after attending national conference

Monday, July 4, 2022 at 03:00 pm

Categories: Featured Stories

Orchestra conductor and violinists of LA Philharmonic

In June of 2022, Minot Symphony Orchestra Executive Director Ellen Fenner attended the League of American Orchestras 77th National Conference in Los Angeles, CA. When she returned, she laid out plans to implement many of the ideas and suggestions she had learned at the conference. The trip was funded in part by a Professional Development Grant from NDCA. 

By Rhea C. Beto


NDCA announces FY23 Folk and Traditional Arts Apprenticeship recipients

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at 10:30 am

Categories: Press Releases

Assortment of folk art instrumentsNorth Dakota Council on the Arts (NDCA) has awarded $55,997 in the Folk and Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program for Fiscal Year 23, which begins July 1, 2022 and ends June 30, 2023.


NDCA announces FY23 Individual Artist Fellowship recipients

Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at 03:30 pm

Categories: Press Releases

Head and shoulders framed photos of Efrain Amaya and Michael WittgrafNorth Dakota Council on the Arts (NDCA) has awarded two artist fellowships, each in the amount of $5,000. The Individual Artist Fellowship recipients in Music are Efrain Amaya of Minot, and Michael Wittgraf of Grand Forks.