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Online Artist Archive

The Online Artist Archive is a historical record that collects biographical information on past and present visual artists and craftspeople from North Dakota and preserves it in an online database. It serves not only as a resource to those who request information about North Dakota’s contemporary artists, but also as a showcase of the state’s visual art history dating back to the late 19th century.

This record does not, at present, contain information on arts organizations.

**Please note, if you are looking for the Arts in Education Artist in Residence roster, that is available via this link.**

How do I join?

The archive is open to past and present North Dakota visual artists who are current or former residents of the state. Participating artists must also be:

  • a native of North Dakota, or have lived and worked as an artist in the state for a minimum of three (3) years.
  • a professional or retired visual artist, having created original artwork on a regular ongoing basis and as a means of earning taxable income.
  • at least 18 years of age, and not enrolled in high school or as a full-time undergraduate student at a college or university.

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The Online Artist Archive is produced by the North Dakota Council on the Arts, which is the state agency responsible for the support and development of the arts throughout North Dakota. The agency receives funding from the state legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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