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Long X Arts Foundation Cowboy Poetry Gathering (Watford City), Sacred Pipe Resource Center Bear Grease Theatrical Production (Bismarck), pine needle basket made by apprentice (Fargo) and 4th grader showing artwork made with Artist in Residence (Litchville)
L to R: Cowboy Poetry (Watford City), Bear Grease (Bismarck), pine needle basket (Fargo), and 4th grader showing artwork (Litchville) 


As of October 31, 2023, North Dakota Council on the Arts (NDCA) awarded $832,413 in nine different grant programs for fiscal year 2024. (NDCA's fiscal year begins July 1 and ends June 30 the following year.) Grant programs include:  Artist in Residence, Arts in Education Collaboration, Community Arts Access Tier 1 & Tier 2, Folk & Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program, Institutional Support, Individual Artist Fellowship, Letters of Agreement, Professional Development, and Special Projects. Many programs are designed with a single spring application deadline, while others -- such as Professional Development and Special Projects -- offer ongoing deadlines with funds available until they have been depleted. 

All applications were evaluated by grant review panels and were subject to approval by NDCA’s board of directors. NDCA Executive Director Kim Konikow said, "We are thrilled to support so many artists and organizations across the State, thanks to the National Endowment for the Arts and ND State Legislature.”

See full list of NDCA FY24 Grants Awarded

General descriptions of the grant programs, including complete guidelines and application instructions, are available on NDCA’s website.


North Dakota Council on the Arts is the state agency responsible for the support and development of the arts throughout North Dakota, and is funded by the state legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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