The Arts + Employee Engagement

Cultivate a corporate environment where creativity thrives and enhances the lives of your staff!

ArtWORKS connects local business with local art, creating a lively, positive work environment for employees and clients. The arts make people feel good about coming to work and sustain them throughout the day. With ArtWORKS, your employees can find common ground through art viewing and making, connect with colleagues and share ideas–all of which leads to higher office moral, a feeling of belonging and boosted productivity. In short, ArtWORKS is good for your employees and it’s good for your bottom line. It’s like office dodgeball but without the dreaded red ball, the potential for a traumatic brain injury and a whole lot more fun!

Participating in arts activities at work builds important professional skills such as:

  • Analytical thinking
  • Team work
  • Problem solving
  • Independent and collaborative thinking
  • Sociability
  • Fuller intellectual capacity
  • The ability to think from multiple perspectives, which helps employees better serve client needs

Your business can participate in ArtWORKS in multiple ways:

  • Rotating Art Exhibits – 4 exhibits per year – $1,000
  • Rotating Art Exhibits + Employee Engagement Activities – 3 exhibits + 3 engagements per year – $3,000
  • Art Day Outing – schedule a full-day or half-day outing for your employees, including hands-on art activities, tours of public art, visits to museums and more! Pricing dependent on number of participants.
  • Customized Programs – The Arts Partnership will work with you to craft a program that meets your organization’s specific needs.
Emily Williams Wheeler - Art WORKS - The Arts Partnership - Fargo/Moorhead/West Fargo
Drawing - Art WORKS - The Arts Partnership - Fargo/Moorhead/West Fargo
Einstein Drawing - Art WORKS - The Arts Partnership - Fargo/Moorhead/West Fargo
Ann Arbor Miller - Art WORKS - The Arts Partnership - Fargo/Moorhead/West Fargo
Steve Knutson Painting - Art WORKS - The Arts Partnership - Fargo/Moorhead/West Fargo

For additional details, contact Director of Operations Tania Blanich at or 701.237.6133. You can also read this article in Fargo, Inc. for more information about ArtWORKS.

If you are a local artist interested in applying to be part of the program, you can find more information on the ArtWORKS Application Form.

Still not sure if ArtWORKS is a good fit for your office? Read the testimonials below from employees of former ArtWORKS clients, TMI Hospitality and Myriad Mobile:

  • As an employee of a company that sponsors Art WORKS, I have seen benefits in surprising places. We have such a broad variety of roles within our company it can sometimes be hard to find common ground- what does a graphic designer have in common with a company lawyer, or an accountant or member of I.T.? Art! It has been wonderful to see people making new connections and getting excited about the events surrounding Art WORKS.
    TMI Hospitality
  • I believe this program has also encouraged our team to take a stronger interest in their work. Being surrounded by beautiful and interesting things inspires positive and creative energy that seeps into our everyday tasks. I see the excitement that surrounds the opening of each new exhibit. It is talked about and anticipated as soon as the invitation goes out, and the effects of people enjoying are witnessed as long as it is hanging. It has added greatly to our company culture – we feel more connected to the community and to each other. I really can’t say enough about Art WORKS!
    TMI Hospitality
  • The supplemental activities were great. It allowed our team to flex their creative muscles and participate in a group activity outside of the normal day-to-day responsibilities we all have.
    Myriad Mobile