Minot Area Council of the Arts Grants
What is the ARP Fund?
On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan (ARP) which includes funding for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support organizations and jobs in the arts sector that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Minot Area Council of the Arts (MACA) has been designated as a Local Arts Agency with the ability to provide funding to individual artists and organizations within the arts and cultural sector. ARP funding from the National Endowment for the Arts will be distributed by MACA as subgrants to eligible recipients in order to save jobs and to fund operations and facilities, health and safety supplies, and marketing and promotional efforts to encourage attendance and participation.
MACA ARP Funds will provide “an opportunity for the sector not just to re-establish old ways of operating, but to rebuild in a way that works better for all arts organizations.” These funds will amplify the presence of the arts in rural and urban communities, expand the public’s accessibility to the arts, and strengthen the economic benefits that arts and cultural events provide communities.
MACA ARP funds will assist Individual Artists in creating community-focused projects, workshops, and activities. MACA ARP funds will support Organizations as they pivot, rebuild, and continue to grow their missions.
Individuals and Organizations eligible for this funding are defined as those whose primary mission is to promote and provide connections through creative expression by sharing creative experiences, expressing their own creativity, or connecting people with their local and statewide communities through the arts.