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American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

North Dakota Art Organizations Receive $301,003 from the
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

August 19, 2009 - The North Dakota Council on the Arts (NDCA) announces that twelve (12) North Dakota arts and cultural organizations will each receive a portion of the $290,000 in funding to preserve jobs in the arts through the North Dakota Council on the Arts and that one (1) organization will receive $16,003 through Arts Midwest, for the NDCA Job Preservation grant program.

Funds from this grant program will help to preserve jobs that are threatened by declines in philanthropic and other support during the current economic downturn. Twenty two salaried positions and several contracted artist positions will be retained through this program. Funds for the program were provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 through the National Endowment for the Arts.

Bismarck
Bismarck Art and Galleries - $7,000
Bismarck Mandan Orchestral Association - $28,000
Missouri Valley Chamber Orchestra - $12,850
Central Dakota Children’s Choir - $20,000
Northern Plains Ballet - $29,661

Grand Forks
Artwise - $16,003 (Arts Midwest funded)
Greater Grand Forks Community Theatre - $30,000
Greater Grand Forks Symphony - $30,000

Fargo
FM Opera - $30,000
Fargo Moorhead Symphony Orchestra - $12,176
Jazz Arts of Fargo Moorhead - $29,063

Minot
Minot Area Council on the Arts - $26,250

New Rockford
Dakota Prairie Regional Arts Center - $30,000

Two North Dakota organizations each received $50,000 in direct funding through grants from the National Endowment for the Arts: North Dakota Museum of Art in Grand Forks and The Plains Art Museum in Fargo.

The Council received 28 applications requesting a total of $585,984. Of the 28 applications submitted, 24 were eligible for program funding. To be eligible for the program, applicants needed to comply with program and guideline requirements, demonstrating that critical administrative and/or artistic positions in their organization were in jeopardy due to the economic downturn; organizations had to have received NDCA funding through the Institutional Support grant program within the past three (3) years; and their organization did not receive funding directly from the NEA through the ARRA program.

The National Endowment for the arts is a public agency dedicated to supporting excellence in the arts, bringing the arts to all Americans, and providing leadership in arts education. More information on the NEA can be found at the agency’s website, http://www.nea.gov; more information on the NEA Recovery program can be found at www.arts.gov/recovery.

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NDCA Announces New Job Preservation Grant Program

The North Dakota Council on the Arts to receive and distribute Federal Stimulus Funds

May 20, 2009 - The National Endowment for the Arts announced $19.8 million in one-time grants under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) to state arts agencies and regional arts organizations to support the arts sector of the economy. The North Dakota Council on the Arts will receive $290,000 that it will re-grant through a Job Preservation grant program to North Dakota nonprofit arts organizations with significant art programs.

Funds in this grant program will help to preserve jobs in the nonprofit arts sector in North Dakota that are threatened by declines in philanthropic and other support during the current economic downturn. The grant period runs July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010.  Eligible organizations include any of those that have received NDCA funding through the Institutional Support grant program within the past three (3) years (unless the organization receives funding directly from the NEA through the ARRA program.) The grant deadline is June 20, 2009. Additional grant guidelines and information, and a link to the online grant application are available on NDCA’s website at www.nd.gov/arts.

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The National Assembly of State Arts Agencies has updated its information on sources of additional funding opportunities through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The new edition of "Arts Opportunities in the Economic Stimulus Package" includes more details about grant categories and funding for which state arts agencies and nonprofit arts organizations may be eligible to apply. To learn more, please visit NASAA’s web site at: www.nasaa-arts.org/nasaanews/stimulus-opportunities.shtml.

 
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