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TO: Metro Angel Investors FROM: The Arts Partnership (TAP) RE: Investing in an organization with a proven track record that could far exceed expectations in assisting with employee attraction and retention and economic growth across the metro if funded more robustly. In short, TAP needs increased capital to move the ...

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City of Fargo Commission candidates gather to talk art and healthy communities

On Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 10 of the 11 candidates running for two open Commission seats in the City of Fargo gathered at Ecce Art Gallery to discuss arts, health and culture questions at an open forum. This meeting was called by The Arts Partnership and Rory Beil, a citizen concerned about healthy neighborhood issues. With ...

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Unplugged with Dayna Del Val talks with the metro Mayors

I sat down with Mayors Tim Mahoney (Fargo), Del Rae Williams (Moorhead) and Rich Mattern (West Fargo) recently to talk about the value of the arts in the metro communities on Unplugged with Dayna Del Val on KFGO. Mayor Mahoney talked about needing to determine what the right amount of City funding for the arts was as Fargo ...

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Calling all artists and designers for a City of Fargo flag design

Fargo has a lot of things, but do you know what it doesn't have? A city flag. That didn't sit very well with Fargo native Jackson Ridl. “I realized that a lot of larger cities around the United States actually have city flags. I thought to myself, ‘Why doesn’t Fargo?’” Ridl said. He came to TAP, and we went ...

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TAP’s Executive Director named Board President of State-wide arts organization

The Arts Partnership's Executive Director Dayna Del Val has served on the state-wide board of Arts North Dakota (AND) for two years. This week, she was named Board President. "I am thrilled to take on this challenge," Del Val said. "I appreciate the advocacy work and state-wide community building that Arts North Dakota is ...

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Welcome MeLissa Kossick to TAP!

We are pleased to announce that MeLissa Kossick has joined the staff of The Arts Partnership as our new Communications Coordinator and Media Producer. MeLissa comes to us with an extensive art-making and -teaching background as well as strong communications skills. She currently serves on the board of the FM Visual Artists ...

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Art worth seeing beyond our metro borders

A recurring conversation that I am part of on a relatively regular basis is how to engage the many rural communities that surround the metro area in our arts programming. I have a suggestion: why aren't we engaging in their arts programming more? I had a really wonderful opportunity in June to attend an event in Buffalo, ...