NDCA has received emergency funding from The Bush Foundation to address the COVID-19 pandemic and its related effects through CARES.
The funds will be dispersed to individuals in North Dakota in need of financial support directly related to losses incurred as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the public health State of Emergency Declaration issued by Governor Burgum in March 2020.
The North Dakota arts and cultural community was especially hard-hit by this public health emergency. Artists and contract workers also engaged in producing art and arts and cultural events are facing unprecedented loss of income due to widespread cancellation of events, residencies, and production contracts.
The Bush Foundation CARES Fund, a one-time emergency relief fund, is administered by NDCA.
Who: North Dakota artists What: $500 or $1,000
When: Application opens Friday, June 12, 2020 Application closes Monday, June 22, 2020
Notification of award: June 30, 2020
Payment of award: by July 31, 2020
A significant number of artists and culture bearers in North Dakota will have received financial relief to help cover losses caused through the impacts of COVID-19.
A total of $55,000 is available through The Bush Foundation CARES Fund. Only individuals who were not funded in Round 1 of the NDCA NEA CARES Act Fund are eligible. Eligible individuals for this funding are defined as those whose primary mission is to promote and provide connections through creative expression by sharing creative experiences, expressing one’s own creativity, or connecting us with others and ourselves.
How to Apply
Download the guidelines and complete all portions of the fillable .pdf application found at http://www.nd.gov/arts/grants/the-bush-foundation-cares-fund-grant.
Manage Your Grant Grant recipients must complete a final report by September 30, 2020 and share the impact from the funding. More information about reporting requirements will be provided to grant recipients. If you have any questions, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org; or call 701.328.7590.
The North Dakota Council on the Arts is the state agency responsible for the support and development of the arts throughout North Dakota and is funded by the state legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.