About The Arts Partnership (TAP)
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 community through the arts, which we do with 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. In summer 2019, we will open Aptitude, a creative incubator at West Acres Mall.
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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The Arts Partnership is committed to inclusivity and accessibility. The Arts Partnership seeks to achieve diversity and cultural equity in its leadership, partnerships, grant making and programs. The Arts Partnership seeks to be a supporter and model for all arts organizations in the region, particularly in areas of board make-up, staffing, training and communications practices.
The Arts Partnership carries out its region-wide mission with proactive efforts to embrace differences of culture, ethnicity, race, religion, international origin, sexual orientation, physical abilities, socio-economic status, age and gender.