Primary Arts Partners

Primary Arts Partners represent the Metro’s arts-and-culture community and are TAP’s boots-on-the-ground arts contingent.  The Partners are non-profit arts and culture organizations, individual artists, other non-profits using art to further their missions, and arts-related businesses – all of them contributing to creative place-making in Cass and Clay Counties.

TAP’s Partners are the types of entities and individuals who contribute to a more vibrant, more active society. TAP turns to its Partners to help sustain and nurture a community environment where creativity thrives and enhances the lives of our citizens.

The benefits of being a Primary Arts Partner include:

  • Advocacy at the local and state levels on your behalf
  • Direct access to TAP’s Communications Coordinator, Chelsey Engelhard Ewen, for amplified communications to promote your work or events or even post job listings.  This access includes Connecting the Dots (TAP’s weekly e-newsletter), TAP’s blog, articles in The Forum, promotion on a range of social media and broadcast outlets.
  • Extremely affordable advertising opportunities on our weekly e-newsletter, blog and through our relationship with Clear Channel at Hector International Airport.
  • First-hand – and early! – knowledge of upcoming events, programs and information pertinent to you such as grant opportunities and calls for artists.
  • Discounts on short-term rental of space for workshops, classes, meetings, performances, exhibits, etc. at APT., the arts incubator at 225 4th Ave N in Fargo managed by TAP in partnership with The Kilbourne Group.
  • Networking opportunities with the ever-expanding and impressive roster of Partners, other creatives in the community and both businesses and individuals who support the arts.

TAP’s Primary Arts Partners include:

Non-Profit Organizations

Angels of the Muse

Creative Plains Foundation

Fargo Park District

Fargo Public Library

Fargo Theatre

Fine Arts Club

FM Area Music Club

FM Area Youth Symphonies

FM Ballet

FM Choral Artists

FM Community Theatre

FM Gay Men’s Chorus

FM Golden Notes New Horizons Band

FM Opera

FM Symphony Orchestra

FM Visual Artists

FM Youth Choir

Freedom Resource Center for Independent Living, Inc.

Friends of the Fargo Public Library

Gooseberry Park Players

Great Rides Bike Share

Historical & Cultural Society of Clay County

Lake Agassiz Concert Band

Moorhead Parks and Recreation

New Rivers Press

Nordic Culture Clubs

Plains Art Museum

Plants for Patients

Prairie Public Broadcasting

Quilters’ Guild of ND

Red River Chapter of American Theatre Organ Society

Red River Dance and Performing Co.

Red River Valley Woodcarvers

Red River Watercolor Society

Red River Zoo

Rourke Art Museum

Spirit Room

The Human Family

The Master Chorale of FM

Theatre B

Tin Roof Theatre Company

West Fargo Park District

West Fargo Public Library

Universities and Schools:

Concordia College

JPII Catholic Schools

Learning Bank

MSUM College of Arts & Humanities

NDSU Memorial Union Gallery

NDSU Press

Oak Grove Performing Arts

Trollwood Performing Arts School

West Fargo Public Schools


Atomic Coffee

Collectors World

Crooked Lane Farm Folk School

Davis Designs

Drekker Brewing Company

Downtown Community Partnership

FM Kicks Jazz Band


Gallery 4, Ltd.

Golden Blend

Hotel Donaldson

IMAGE Group, Inc.

Jade Presents, LLC.

The LineBenders

Livewire Entertainment Media Services, LLC

Make Room

Must Love Beads

Nichole’s Fine Pastry

Revland Gallery



With a growing and impressive list of Primary Artist Partners, it is easy to see how the arts and culture are thriving in our community.