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For Immediate ReleaseNational Endowment for the Arts logo and website arts.gov
Thursday, May 20, 2024

Partnership Award

Bismarck, ND—North Dakota Council on the Arts (NDCA) has been approved for a $933,513 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) FY 2024 partnership agreement to address priorities identified at the State level. These funds will support arts programs, services, and activities associated with carrying out the agency’s National Endowment for the Arts-approved strategic plan.

NDCA’s 2020-2025 Strategic Plan says the mission of the Council is to strengthen the creative capacity of North Dakota for all who live or visit here: honoring our cultural traditions, empowering excellence and innovation, inspiring arts and culture opportunities for all.

NDCA grants federal and state appropriated funds to a wide range of North Dakota communities, schools, individuals, and organizations. NDCA also convenes, educates, and partners with individuals across the state to seed new ideas and activity, and build resilient capacity for the long-term. Bringing these pieces together, the Agency is pursuing a North Dakota in which all can experience arts and culture; all can participate; all are welcome; and arts and culture thrive.

In the most recent information (2022) from the Arts and Cultural Production Satellite Account (ACPSA), which is produced jointly by the National Endowment for the Arts’ Office of Research & Analysis and the Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Commerce Department, North Dakota…

  • Added 2.2 percent or $1.6 billion to the state economy from arts and cultural production
  • Employed 12,955 workers in the arts and cultural industries, with workers earning wages and benefits totaling more than $900 million

The NEA partnership award, along with the state appropriation, will support grants and programs for this coming fiscal year (July 1, 2024 – June 30, 2025).

About the National Endowment for the Arts
Established by Congress in 1965, the National Endowment for the Arts is an independent federal agency that is the largest funder of the arts and arts education in communities nationwide and a catalyst of public and private support for the arts. By advancing equitable opportunities for arts participation and practice, the NEA fosters and sustains an environment in which the arts benefit everyone in the United States. Visit arts.gov to learn more.

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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