Grants Overview

Our grant programs are an investment in the people, institutions, programs and projects that contribute to the health and well-being of our community at large. These funds make the arts more accessible, sustain a vibrant arts sector and recognize excellence in the arts.

In addition to grants, The Arts Partnership provides financial support to artists and arts organizations through emergency funds and a unique program to offset artist studio rent.

All three ensembles perform in the Fargo Moorhead Area Youth Symphonies spring concert April 14 at Horizon Middle School Auditorium in Moorhead. Ryan Berg / Special to The Forum

City Arts Partnership Grants

City Arts Partnership Grants, funded by the Tri-Cities, provide foundational support for the Metro’s non-profit arts organizations, from its largest and longest-lived arts institutions to small grassroots organizations.  Together, these vital arts entities provide programs, performances and services that annually reach a regional audience of more than 750,000.

Click here to view the current City Arts Partnership grant recipients.

Kwaician at ChalkFest

Individual Arts Partnership Grants

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

Click here to view the current Individual Arts Partnership grant recipients.

Click here to view the current Jade Presents Arts Partnership grant recipients.

Steve Knutson

Other Support

The Arts Partnership currently has four programs to support arts organizations and individual artists, culture bearers and creative workers.

Emergency Loans for Organizations

Emergency Relief Fund for Artists

Aptitude Artist Studio Grants

PPE & Safety Equipment Loan Program