Primary Arts Partners

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

Our Partners are the types of entities and individuals who contribute to a more vibrant, more active society. We turn to our 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 with The Arts Partnership include:

  • Advocacy at the local and state levels on your behalf
  • Direct access to our Communications Coordinator, Chelsey Ewen, for amplified communications to promote your work or events or even post job listings.  This access includes promotion our public calendar and possible coverage in our weekly newsletter Connecting the Dots, our blog, articles in the Fargo Forum, the Metro Arts Scene on KFGO radio and our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.
  • 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 and more at APT, a Creative Incubator (225 4th Ave N) in Fargo managed by The Arts Partnership with 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.

Our Primary Arts Partners include:

Non-Profit Organizations

Angels of the Muse

Creative Plains Foundation

Fargo Park District

Fargo Theatre

Fiber Arts Festival

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

Friends of the Fargo Public Library

Gooseberry Park Players

Great Plains Harmony

Historical & Cultural Society of Clay County

Kicks Band of Fargo Moorhead

Lake Agassiz Concert Band

Moorhead Parks and Recreation

New Rivers Press

North Dakota Quilter’s Guild

Plains Art Museum

Plants for Patients

Prairie Public Broadcasting

Probstfield Farm

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 Gallery Museum

Spirit Room

The Human Family

The Master Chorale of FM

Theatre B

Tin Roof Theatre Company

West Fargo Public Library

Universities and Schools:

Concordia College

JPII Catholic Schools

Learning Bank

MSUM College of Arts, Media and Communication

NDSU Memorial Union Gallery

NDSU Performing Arts

NDSU Press

Oak Grove Performing Arts

School of Art at MSUM

Trollwood Performing Arts School

West Fargo Public Schools


Bad Medicine Films

Collectors World

Crooked Lane Farm Folk School

Dak & Co.

Dakota Fine Art

Drekker Brewing Company

Ecce Gallery


Gallery 4, Ltd.

Golden Blend

Image Group Architecture & Interiors

Jade Presents

The LineBenders


Nichole’s Fine Pastry

Stumbeanos Coffee Roasters


Upper Hand Signs

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.