As part of our mission to cultivate the arts in our community, The Arts Partnership provides grants to both nonprofits and  individual artists to invest in the overall health and well-being of Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo.

Grants for Organizations

City Arts Partnership Grants – Deadline 5 p.m. April 19, 2019

Our City Arts Partnership (CAP) grants support nonprofit arts and culture organizations and other nonprofits proposing arts-and-culture projects in the Metro area. CAP grant programs are funded by the cities of Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo. Sanford Health provides funds for the Sanford Arts Partnership Merit Awards, given to organizations doing exemplary work in the arts and cultural arenas in our community.

Organizations interested in submitting a proposal for a CAP grant must attend a pre-application meeting. Review the guidelines and eligibility requirements to see which meeting your organization needs to attend.

General Operating Support Grant Guidelines

Project Support Grant Guidelines

Information Workshops for City Arts Partnership Grants

General Operating Support – For arts-and-culture nonprofits with budgets of $40,000 and more

Wednesday, March 6 from 8:30 – 9:15 a.m.


Thursday, March 7 from 5:30 – 6:15 p.m.

Project Support – For arts-and-culture nonprofits with budgets of less than $40,000 and other nonprofits

Wednesday, March 6 from 5:30 – 6:15 p.m.


Friday, March 8 from 8:30 – 9:15 a.m.

All meetings will be held at APT, a Creative Incubator at 225 4th Avenue North in Fargo. Enter on the Northwest side of the building.

If you cannot attend but would like to submit a proposal, contact Tania Blanich, Director of Operations, at or 701.237.6133 by Monday, March 4. If at all possible, we will make other accommodations.

Individual Artist Grants

Individual Arts Partnership Grants + Jade Presents Arts Partnership Grants – No longer taking submissions for 2018-2019

Through this program, visual artists, writers, poets, performers, musicians, artisans and more can apply for project grants of $250 to $2,500. Click here to stay up to date on our current Individual Arts Partnership grantees!

There are two parts to the Individual Artist Grant program: The Individual Arts Partnership (IAP) grants and the Jade Presents Arts Partnership (JPAP) grants. Anyone interested in applying for either of these grants MUST attend a pre-application workshop.

Funding for these grants is provided by generous individuals and Jade Presents (specifically for musicians).

Guidelines for Individual Arts Partnership and Jade Presents Arts Partnership Grants (Fall 2018)

This document will tell you everything you need to know when applying for a grant.

Panel Scoring Rubric from Fall 2017

Use this rubric to see what our grant panel will look for when granting funds for your projects.

Fall 2017 Grantees

See who received grants from us last year.

Grant Management Information

Read this document to learn how to properly manage your grant and what language to use when acknowledging us in your marketing materials.

Fall 2017 Final Grant Report Form

Current grantees must turn in this final report form to us by November 30, 2018.

Below you will find a choice of The Arts Partnership logos and Jade Presents Arts Partnership Grants (as appropriate) for use in your printed materials and on your website to acknowledge the grants. Click on the logos to download the high-resolution version of each logo. If you are having trouble downloading the logo, please email our Communications Coordinator Chelsey Ewen at and she will happily send you a logo via email.

Have questions about our grants? Contact our Director of Operations Tania Blanich at or 701.237.6133.

To view our Grant Archives, click here.