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.  For questions, contact Tania Blanich, Director of Operations, at tania@theartspartnership.net or 701.237.6133.


Individual Arts Partnership (IAP) Grants + Jade Presents Arts Partnership Grants – Deadline October 31, 2017

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 in August or September 2017. Dates will be posted in early August. The Fall 2016 guidelines are located below for reference. The 2017 guidelines will be posted July 31, 2017.

Funding for these grants is provided by generous individuals, The Arts Partnership and Jade Presents (specifically for musicians).

Fall 2016 Guidelines

2016 IAP and Jade Presents Arts Partnership Grantees

Grant Management Information  (Logos supplied below)


City Arts Partnership (CAP) Grants – Deadline April 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.

Information about these grants, including current guidelines, will be posted in January 2018.  The 2017 Guidelines and other information are included below to provide additional information about the program and the application process.

Grantee List 2017

2016-2017 CAP Grant Final Report Form

Guidelines CAP 2017 

Online Application (hosted by the Fargo-Moorhead Area Foundation)

2017 CAP Scoring Rubric This guides the grants review panel in their decision-making

Grant Management Information for 2016 Grantees 

CAP Grants – 10 Year Review


Grant Archives

2016 Grants

2015 Grants






Jade Arts Partnership combo logo