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Individual Arts Partnership (IAP) Grant and Jade Presents Arts Partnership (JPAP) Grant

Grants to North Dakota and Minnesota Artists in Eligible
Counties for Career Development and Skills Building

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The Arts Partnership (TAP)

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Deadline Date:

09/10/18 5:00 PM


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Grants ranging from $250 to $2,500 to artists in Cass County, North Dakota and Clay County, Minnesota to support artistic development and build sustainable careers. Applicants must first attend a mandatory application workshop. Funding can support equipment, supplies, training, services, and creative process and presentation costs.

- Individual Arts Partnership Grants support artists working in dance, literature, music, media, theatre, traditional and folk arts and craft, or visual arts.
- Jade Presents Arts Partnership Grants support musicians only.

These grants support artists at any career stage.

Eligible grant requests may include:
- Training: costs to attend a workshop or master class to further develop the artist’s career, including the development of artistic, business or marketing skills.
- Creative Process, Production or Presentation: costs involved in the creative process, and/or preparation for and/or implementation of an exhibit or performance.
- Supplies: purchase of supplies and materials necessary for the creation or production of new work that is pivotal to the artist’s career.
- Equipment: purchase of specific equipment that is vital to the artist’s career development.
- Services: rental of facilities for the creation or presentation of new work, including studio or rehearsal space.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 184108

Estimated Size of Grant:

The grants range from $250 to $2,500.

Term of Contract:

The grant period is 12 months, beginning no earlier than October 1, 2018 and concluding by September 30, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Artists applying for a grant must:
- Attend a mandatory pre-application workshop.
- Be at least 18 years of age.
- Live and/or work in Cass County, ND or Clay County, MN. Note: If you do not currently live and/or work in Cass or Clay Counties, you must be a Primary Arts Partner in good standing.
- Submit a complete and accurate application online, including all supporting documents and work samples.

Artists applying for a grant may:
- Be part of an established, on-going collaborative group (usually working under a group name).
- Be proposing a one-time or short-term collaborative project with another artist or artists. Note: TAP defines “collaborator” as someone considered a co-owner/co-creator of the project, not someone who provides services on a “work for hire” basis.

Artists are not eligible to apply if they:
- Are currently a full-time student in a degree-granting program or its equivalent, unless the student is also a paid musician working regularly.
- Are a collaborative group consisting of more than five members, with the exception of musical groups. Note: Grants for musicians are meant to support smaller musical groups or ensembles, not large, established groups, such as an orchestra or concert band.
- Have an outstanding final report due to TAP from any previous grant round.
- Are a current employee of TAP.

Please note: Individual members of a collaborative proposal may not apply separately as an individual artist in the same application round.

Ineligible grant requests are:
- Projects whose main purpose is educational, such as development of curriculum plans, teaching materials or teaching programs.
- Living or travel costs that are intended to provide experiences and not artistic growth, product and/or output.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Artists interested in applying must attend one of the mandatory application workshops listed:

Location: APT, an arts incubator, at 225 4th Avenue North in Fargo
When: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 from 8 am to 9 am
Thursday, July 26, 2018 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Monday, July 30, 2018 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Thursday, August 2, 2018 from 8 am to 9 am
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 from 5:30 to 6:30 pm

The workshops will also include information about other artist opportunities offered by The Arts Partnership (Community Supported Art and the ArtWORKS program).

Pre-Application Information:

Application deadline: Monday, September 10 at 5 pm

The Fall 2018 application opens on Monday, August 6, 2018. Applicants are encouraged to contact TAP early in the application process with any questions.

Artists planning to apply must attend one of the four pre-application workshops or will not be considered eligible to apply. If you cannot attend any of the mandatory sessions, but plan to submit a proposal, please contact Tania Blanich by Monday, July 23. If at all possible, other accommodations will be made.

After the TAP Board has approved the grant recommendations made by the Grant Review Panel, applicants will receive an email notification regarding whether or not the application has been funded. Notification typically occurs within 30 days of the application deadline. If the application is not approved, you may contact TAP staff to receive feedbac

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Tania Blanich, Director of Operations

The Arts Partnership (TAP)
1104 2nd Ave. S, Suite 315
Fargo, ND 58103

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Minnesota: Clay County;   North Dakota: Cass County