The Institutional Support Program is designed to benefit artists, arts organizations, and the general public. The program provides general support for qualifying arts and cultural organizations that have proven they have strong management and leadership, quality artistic programming and services, and are an important part of the arts infrastructure in their communities. Applicant’s primary activity must be presentation, production, or service to the arts.
Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance: The North Dakota Council on the Arts requires applicants to consider physical and programmatic accessibility as an integral part of each organizations planning and budgeting process. The project is required to be accessible as either part of the planned activity or upon request, where relevant.
Institutional Support funds are awarded to North Dakota organizations for a three-year period that coincides with the NDCA's National Endowment for the Arts federal grant cycle. This is accomplished through a competitive review process. Successful applicants will be awarded a proportion of available funding in each fiscal year based on their panel score, compliance during the grant period, and other NDCA policies. Also taken into effect are the size for the applicant’s cash budget, its previous award, and the uniqueness of the organization to its area.
Successful applicants are not guaranteed a specific dollar amount for the entire three-year period; all grants are subject to available funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and the North Dakota State Legislature. Funds must be expended in the fiscal year for which they are awarded. Unused grant funds cannot be carried over into the next fiscal year.
Current Institutional Support recipients must submit short applications in years two and three of the current grant cycle to maintain their current award. An email and/or letter will be sent in May of the second and third year regarding a short application and final report deadlines.
Applicant organizations must:
All applicants must:
All publicity materials and programs for supported events must contain the NDCA logo and the credit line listed in the Funding Agreement. Logo slicks will be provided to those awarded grant funds.
Submission of the online Final Report is due by July 15. This report will include financial and attendance information and a narrative evaluation.
Questions? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (701) 328-7592.
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