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Arts in Education Grant Descriptions

All NDCA grants (with the exception of Traditional Art Apprenticeship) are only available online.
To apply for a grant, or for more information, please visit: or click on "Grant Program"

Artist in Residence. The Artist in Residence program provides matching funds for schools and other non-profit organizations to bring artists into North Dakota schools and communities to conduct residencies of three days or longer. This program is designed to provide students, teachers, and community members with hands-on experiences and personal interactions with working artists. Residencies give students an understanding of quality art and appreciation for cultural traditions. Guidelines are available via this link.

  • Maximum grant: 50% of the artist's negotiated fee and expenses
  • Deadline dates: April 1 and November 1

Artist in Residence: New Artist
Artists who want to participate in Artist in Residence program must be on the council's Arts in Education Roster. Applications may be reviewed concurrently with Artist in Residence: Sponsor applications. Deadline Dates (postmark date):

  • April 1 (submitted electronically by March 31, 11:59pm) (for residencies between July 1 and June 30 of the upcoming school year)
  • November 1 (submitted electronically by October 31, 11:59pm) (for residencies between January 1 and June 30 of that school year)
  • How to Apply: Thoroughly review the Artist-in-Residence: New Artist guidelines and general NDCA guidelines. Complete required application forms and other necessary paperwork. Mail the entire package by the postmark deadline date to: North Dakota Council on the Arts, 1600 East Century Avenue, Suite 6, Bismarck, ND 58503

STE[A]M Teams (formerly Schools and Artists as Learning Teams/SALT). The STE[A]M Team Grant Program is a means of providing financial assistance, time, professional development, and support to teacher/artist teams committed to teaching the whole student and nurturing both sides of the brain to enhance creativity and 21st Century thinking and learning. Guidelines, program overview and FAQ's are available via this link.

  • See guidelines for Grant Program Time Frame/Deadlines and Application deadlines.

Teacher Incentive.The Teacher Incentive Grant Program is a means of providing financial assistance to teachers who wish to explore new and creative ways of teaching in and through the arts in their classroom.  Projects are teacher driven and may involve the visual arts, literary arts, performing arts (drama, music, dance,) architecture, design, folk arts, or any combination of artistic disciplines. Guidelines are available via this link.

  • Maximum grant: $300
  • Deadline dates: Applications will be accepted throughout the year, but must be submitted no later than four (4) weeks prior to the project start date.

Need help? Call (701) 328-7593 or email

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