NDCA deadline for grants approachingApplication deadline dates for the North Dakota Council on the Arts grant programs are approaching. Artist-in-Residence, Community Arts Access, Presenter Support and Teacher Incentive grants must be submitted, via NDCA’s online grant system, by Nov. 1 for programs taking place between Jan. 1 and June 30, 2013.
Application deadline dates for the North Dakota Council on the Arts grant programs are approaching. Artist-in-Residence, Community Arts Access, Presenter Support and Teacher Incentive grants must be submitted, via NDCA’s online grant system, by Nov. 1 for programs taking place between Jan. 1 and June 30, 2013.
The draft review deadline is Oct. 15. Early submission is encouraged for all programs. To access NDCA’s online grant system, or to view grant availability, visit: http://northdakota.cgweb.org.
The Artist-in-Residence Program provides matching funds for schools and other nonprofit organizations to bring artists into North Dakota schools and communities to conduct residencies of three days or longer. The program is designed to provide students, teachers and community members with hands-on experiences and personal interactions with working artists.
Residencies give students an understanding of quality art and appreciation for cultural traditions. New artists who want to participate in the Artist-in-Residence program must be on the council’s Arts-in-Education Roster. Applications may be reviewed concurrently with Artist-in-Residence sponsor applications.
As a community-based grant program, Community Arts Access is designed to benefit nonprofit organizations that present arts programming in small and rural communities in North Dakota. It also supports nonprofit organizations in communities of all sizes whose arts programming makes a deliberate and focused effort to serve a special constituency or an underserved audience in that community.
Presenter Support is designed to benefit nonprofit organizations that are not eligible for other grant programs through the North Dakota Council on the Arts. It offers financial support for arts events and programming, and supports organizations in communities with a population of 6,000 or more.
The Teacher Incentive program is a means of providing financial assistance to teachers who wish to explore new and creative ways of incorporating the arts into the non-arts curriculum of a classroom. Projects may involve the visual arts, poetry/fiction writing, performing art, architecture, folk arts or any combination of artistic disciplines.
Also, Professional Development and Special Projects grant applications are accepted throughout the year, but must be submitted no later than four weeks prior to the start of the event. Early submission of applications is recommended since grant funds are limited and applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis.
If anyone has questions or concerns regarding NDCA’s online grant system, or would like additional information, contact the North Dakota Council on the Arts at 701-328-7590; or visit NDCA’s website at: http://www.nd.gov/arts/grants/grant.html.
These grants are supported by the North Dakota Council on the Arts, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Funding is contingent on availability of funds.