Grants and Resources for Arts Organizations and Artists

TAP provides grants to both non-profits and to individual artists as an investment in the overall health and well-being of the Metro’s Arts Community.  Questions? Contact Tania Blanich, Director of Operations, at tania@theartspartnership.net or 701.237.6133.

City Arts Partnership (CAP) Grants – Deadline April 20, 2018

The CAP Grants support non-profit arts and culture organizations and other non-profits proposing arts-and-culture projects in the Metro area. The CAP programs is funded by the cities of Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo. Sanford Health provides Sanford Arts Partnership Merit Awards, given to organizations doing exemplary work in the arts and cultural arenas in our community.

Organizations planning to apply for a CAP grant must attend a mandatory application workshop or will be ineligible to apply:

General Operating Support Grants for arts/culture non-profits with annual budgets of $40,000 or more:  Wednesday, March 7 from 8:30 – 9:15 am OR Thursday, March 8 from 5:30 – 6:15 pm

Project Support Grants for arts/culture non-profits with annual budgets less than $40,000 and others: Wednesday, March 7 from 5:30 – 6:15 pm OR Friday, March 9 from 8:30 – 9:15 am.

Guidelines for the 2018 grant round and other information necessary to the application process can be accessed below, along with information about past grant recipients.

2018 CAP Grantees

Grants CAP 10 Year Overview 2008-2018

2018 CAP Guidelines

2018 CAP Demographics Form This form needs to be downloaded, filled out and uploaded to the online application.

2018 CAP Panel Scoring Rubric This guides the grants review panel in their decision-making

2017 CAP Grant Final Report Form

Individual Arts Partnership (IAP) Grants + Jade Presents Arts Partnership Grants

These grants support artists working in a broad range of the arts: dance, literature, media, music, theatre, traditional and folk arts and craft, and visual arts. The Jade Presents Arts Partnership Grants support musicians as they move to the next stage in their careers. Artists interested in applying for either of these grants opportunities must attend a mandatory application workshop.  Funding for these grants is provided by generous individuals and Jade Presents (specifically for musicians).

The guidelines from the Fall 2017 round of grants are included for informational purposes.

Grantees Fall 2017

Guidelines IAP + JPAP Fall 2017

Panel Scoring Rubric IAP + JPAP Fall 2017

Grant Management Information  (Logos supplied below)

Fall 2016 IAP + JPAP Grant Final Report Form


Grant Archives

2017 City Arts Partnership Grantees

2016 IAP and Jade Presents Arts Partnership Grantees

2016 City Arts Partnership Grants

2015 Grants






Jade Arts Partnership combo logo