Bismarck, ND—North Dakota Council on the Arts (NDCA) has been approved for a $932,228 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Fiscal Year 2023 Partnership Agreement to address priorities identified at the State level. These funds will support the arts in areas such as cultural tourism, community revitalization, economic development, education, and health and human services.
NDCA grants federal and state appropriated funds to 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.
The NEA partnership award, along with the state appropriation, will support grants and programs for this coming fiscal year (July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024).
ND State Project Funding
Grants for Arts Projects (GAP) is the principal grant category of the NEA. Matching grants range from $10,000 to $100,000, and are recommended for organizations in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia. Project-based funding will support opportunities for public engagement with the arts and arts education, the integration of the arts with strategies that promote the health and well-being of people and communities, and the improvement of overall capacity and capabilities within the arts sector.
- Fargo Moorhead Opera Company was awarded $22,500 to support the regional premiere of Puccini's "Turandot."
- Grand Forks Region Community Foundation was awarded $50,000 which will be regranted to nonprofit organizations.
- The University of North Dakota Main Campus was awarded $10,000 to support artist/author fees for the annual UND Writers Conference.
“The National Endowment for the Arts is pleased to support a wide range of projects, demonstrating the many ways the arts enrich our lives and contribute to healthy and thriving communities,” said NEA Chair Maria Rosario Jackson, PhD. “These organizations play an important role in advancing the creative vitality of our nation and helping to ensure that all people can benefit from arts, culture, and design.”
For more information on the projects included in the Arts Endowment grant announcement, visit arts.gov/news.
About the National Endowment for the Arts
Established by Congress in 1965, the National Endowment for the Arts is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities. Through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector, the Arts Endowment supports arts learning, affirms and celebrates America’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, and extends its work to promote equal access to the arts in every community across America. Visit arts.gov to learn more.
The 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.