The North Dakota Council on the Arts awarded $788,079 in nine grant programs in September for fiscal year 2020. Grant programs include: Arts in Education Collaboration, Artist in Residence, Community Arts Access Tier 1 and Tier 2, Folk and Traditional Arts Apprenticeship, Partner Letters of Agreement, Institutional Support, Individual Artist Fellowship, Professional Development and Special Projects.

All applications were evaluated by grant review panels and all awards were subject to approval by NDCA’s board of directors.

Area grant recipients include:

Arts in Education Collaboration: Jamestown Fine Arts Association, $5,824, and Jamestown High School Choir (music department), $3,000, both Jamestown

Artist in Residence: Fessenden-Bowdon School, Fessenden, Linda Roesch, $1,585,

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Community Arts Access - Tier 1: Bowdon Develoment Center Inc., Bowdon, $3,000, Foster County Historical Society, Carrington, $2,500; Wells County Fair Association, Fessenden, $2,000; Anne Carlsen on behalf of VSA of North Dakota, Jamestown, $3,000; Sheyenne Fine Arts Association, Lisbon, $2,000; Oakes Public Schools, Oakes, $1,600

Community Arts Access - Tier 2: Bridges Arts Council, Valley City, $1,500

Folk and Traditional Arts Apprenticeship: Jill Haugen, Hannaford, apprentice, and Julie Mangnall, Stirum, master artist, $1,356; Walker Bruns, Oakes, apprentice, and Rick Whittier, Lidgerwood, master artist, $2,306

Institutional Support: Jamestown Choralaires, Jamestown, $4,364; Jamestown Fine Arts Association, Jamestown, $9,819; Dakota Prairie Regional Center for the Arts, New Rockford, $9,571

Professional Development: Jamestown Fine Arts Association, Jamestown, $1,000