Grants Overview

Our grant programs investment in people, institutions, programs and projects that contribute to the health and well-being of the arts community. These grants make the arts more accessible, sustain a vibrant arts community, and recognize excellence in the arts.

In Spring 2020, we awarded $133,220 in grants - $97,870 to 30 arts organizations and $35,350 to 18 artists, performers and musical groups.

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.


Individual Arts Partnership Grants

Individual Arts Partnership (IAP) grants support artists 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.

With his acoustic guitar in tow, David Holweger of David Allen Music performs his signature alternative country ballads in bars, breweries and other venues across the country.  Photo by Ryan Jacobson.

Jade Presents Arts Partnership Grants

Jade Presents Arts Partnership (JPAP) grant support artists working in music. The grants are funded in part by Jade Presents and provide a vital connection to the local indrusty and beyond.

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