Grants & Funding

Support for Arts Organizations, Artists and Nonprofits

The Arts Partnership provides financial support to the people, institutions, programs and projects that contributes to the health and well-being of our community at large.

Our grant programs aim to make the arts more accessible to all, sustain a vibrant arts sector and recognize excellence in the arts.

Other programs support artists, culture bearers, creative works and arts organizations through stipends. Find more information in our Arts Hub. 

Art For All 2023 Grants - for Health, Human Services and Other Nonprofits

Art for All Grants are available to health, human services and other nonprofit organizations that do not have an arts-related mission but wish to incorporate the arts into their mission-based work.

The grants are meant to invest in organizations and projects that aspire to grow and cultivate community through the arts, primarily to benefit underserved populations. The program is funded by Choice Bank and other businesses.

2023 Program

     Deadline: Monday, February 27 at 5 pm

     Application Period Opens: Monday, January 2

     *Mandatory Virtual Meetings:  Email Tania Blanich for more information

* The mandatory virtual meetings are meant to help potential applicants understand the possibilities of the program and the basics of submitting their best application.

Read about the 2021-22 grant recipients

Individual Arts Partnership Grants

Individual Arts Partnership (IAP) grants support artists and performers at any career stage, helping them realize their artistic vision, improve their artistic skills and build sustainable careers. The grants are funded by dollars from individual donors, the Moorhead PEOs and the Erin Koffler Memorial Fund.

2023 Deadline

Friday, March 3 at 5 pm

Additional information about the 2023 grant program will be posted in January.

See the full list of 2022 IAP grantees.

 

City Arts Partnership Grants
for Nonprofit Arts Organizations

City Arts Partnership Grants, funded by the Tri-Cities, provide foundational support for the Metro’s nonprofit arts sector, from its largest and longest-lived arts institutions to small grassroots arts organizations. Together, these arts entities provide arts experiences that annually reach audiences of more than 750,000.

2023 Deadline: Friday, May 5 at 5 pm

Additional information about the 2023 grants will be posted in March.

Questions? Need Help?

We try to make applying for grants as easy as possible but potential applicants may still find the process daunting. That’s where Director of Operations Tania Blanich comes in. She hosts virtual information group sessions for potential applicants and will work one-on-one with applicants throughout the grant-writing process, including reviewing draft applications.

Contact Tania early in the application process with questions or concerns. 

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