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.

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Individual Artist Grants

Individual Arts Partnership Grants + Jade Presents Arts Partnership Grants – Deadline 5 p.m. Monday, September 10

We are now taking submissions for Individual Artist Grants for the 2018-2019 year. Through this program, visual artists, writers, poets, performers, musicians, artisans and more can apply for project grants of $250 to $2,500.

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 (see the schedule below in the Information Workshop section below). The workshops will also include information about other artist opportunities offered by The Arts Partnership (Community Supported Art and the ArtWORKS program).

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.

Information Workshops

Anyone interested in applying for an Individual Artist Grant MUST attend one of the following informational sessions, which will be held at APT, a Creative Incubator in downtown Fargo (225 4th Avenue North):

Upcoming meetings:
We do not have additional information sessions scheduled at this time.

Past meetings:

Wednesday, July 25 — 8 – 9 a.m.

Thursday, July 26 — 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Monday, July 30 — 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 2 — 8 – 9 a.m.

Wednesday, August 22 — 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Grants for Organizations

City Arts Partnership (MAP) Grants – Deadline April 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 planning to apply for a City Arts Partnership grant must attend a mandatory application workshop or will be ineligible to apply.

Guidelines for the 2018 grant round and other information necessary to the application process can be accessed below, along with information about past grant recipients.

2017-2018 CAP Grant Final Report Form

All CAP grantees must turn in a final report form by July 31, 2018.

2018 CAP Grantees

See who received a City Arts Partnership grant in Spring 2018.

2018 Guidlines for CAP Grants

These documents tell you everything you need to know about applying for a City Arts Partnership grant.

2018 CAP Grant Demographics Form
This form needs to be downloaded, filled out and uploaded to the online application.

CAP Grant Panel Scoring Rubric

This scoring rubric guides the grant review panel in their decision-making.

CAP Grants – 10 Year Overview

See which organizations received City Arts Partnership grants in the last 10 years.

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.

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

To view our Grant Archives, click here.