About The Arts Partnership
The Arts Partnership (TAP) is a nonprofit organization that aims to support, advocate and promote artists, arts organizations through programs and financial support that elevate the arts in the Metro.
Founded in 1970 as the Lake Agassiz Arts Council, we changed our name to The Arts Partnership in 2009 to symbolize our partnership with arts institutions, businesses and local government.
To cultivate community through the arts.
Support local art and the artists who make it.
Advocate the arts’ role in a vibrant economy.
Promote a creatively enriched community.
We believe that all art forms – from the visual arts to the artisanal arts – make our community a vibrant place to live and work. We envision a community that wholeheartedly embraces and supports the arts as a valuable piece of our shared social and economic success.
Dayna Del Val, President & CEO
Tania Blanich, Director of Operations
2022-23 Board of Directors
Shelley Szudera, Chair
Scott Seiler, Secretary*
Dr. Anne Thurmer
Dr. Jane Schuh
Dr. Marsha Weber
Dan Leeaphon, Treasurer
Dr. Christi McGeorge
Meetings of the Board of Directors of The Arts Partnership are open, according to North Dakota open meetings laws. The Board typically meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 4:30 pm during the months of September, October, November, January, February, March, April and May. The State of the Arts, the annual meeting of The Arts Partnership is held in June.
While the meetings are open to attendance by Partners and the public, they are not a platform for open discussion and do not include a public comment segment. If you have questions, comments or suggestions for the Board, please send them to Dayna and they will be passed on to the Board Chair. You will receive a written response from a Board member in a timely manner.
Please contact Dayna Del Val if you wish to attend a Board meeting so she can confirm the time and location of the meeting.