The Arts Partnership
Cultivating the arts in our community
The Arts Partnership (TAP) is a nonprofit umbrella arts organization that represents all art forms in Fargo and West Fargo, ND and Moorhead, MN.
Our mission is to cultivate the arts in our community, which we do through our three core values:
- Support local art and the artists who make it
- Advocate the arts’ role in a vibrant economy
- Promote a creatively enriched community
We envision a community that wholeheartedly embraces and supports the arts as a valuable piece of our social and economic success.
We live our mission and propel our vision by communicating about the arts, advocating for the arts and giving grants to artists and organizations making our community a vibrant place to live.
We communicate about the arts through various media outlets, including the Fargo Forum, KFGO radio, Fargo INC!, our blog, our e-newsletter and on social media. We also work to ensure that the arts and culture in our community are being spread across many sectors, including the business community, educational centers, government, and the general public. Some of our prominent programs include ChalkFest, ArtWORKS, Community Supported Art and our Support Local Art campaign. We also operate an arts incubator called APT, a Creative Incubator in partnership with Kilbourne Group in downtown Fargo.
We were formerly known as the Lake Agassiz Arts Council, founded in 1970. We changed our name to The Arts Partnership in 2009. In 2017, we were honored to receive the Governor’s Award for the Arts in North Dakota. You can view our organization’s history here.
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