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.


Individual Arts Partnership (IAP) Grants + Jade Presents Arts Partnership Grants – 2018 Deadline to be Announced after March 1

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 is 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


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.

2017 City Arts Partnership Grantees

2016-2017 CAP Grant Final Report Form

Guidelines CAP 2017 

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

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

CAP Grants – 10 Year Review


Grant Archives

2016 IAP and Jade Presents Arts Partnership Grantees

2016 City Arts Partnership Grants

2015 Grants






Jade Arts Partnership combo logo