Partner Memberships

Our Arts Partners Thrive

If you’re an artist or arts organization, we think you should be compensated for your contributions to our thriving arts community. 

As a TAP partner, you have access to funding, marketing, coaching and networking support that will help you grow and sustain a career in the arts. Whether you’re an individual artist, a nonprofit arts organization or an arts-focused business, our partners represent our region’s diverse, inclusive arts sector.

We support you

We advocate for you

We promote you

Annual membership dues are affordable and flexible.

Why Become a Partner?

We consider our partners to be the core reason we support, advocate and promote local art, and whether we’re handing out grants or writing a Forum feature about an artist, your success is our greatest joy.

Myriad benefits of becoming a TAP partner artist or organization begin with your understanding the power of your own contribution to our region’s arts sector. A TAP partnership will help you be a crucial and valued part of our growing arts community. 

TAP Business Partners and Community Partners hold a slightly different role in the community by representing and leading the way to an arts-inclusive Metro. These partners support TAP’s mission and lift up local art in their companies and organizations.

Partner Benefits

We manage annual grants for individual artists and arts organizations, in addition to helping partners secure commissions, stipends and other funding for their time and talents.

We work with business, educational and service club sectors so that a diverse and inclusive representation of artists and arts organizations in our community are a seen and valued element of our social and economic success.

TAP upholds one of its core values — to promote a creatively enriched community — through consistent and regular communications. As a partner, you can promote your work or events, and even write articles for our blog.

We often directly connect our Partners with entities seeking their artistic services, for example, for an artist to paint a mural or vice-versa, or help businesses and other organizations put out calls seeking artists. We even offer protocols on how to jury applicants.

TAP’s staff will provide complimentary consulting with our Partners about grant writing, social media tutorials, how much they should charge for their art, strategic planning, as well as communications plans and strategies.

Partnership Types

Depending on which part of the arts sector an individual artist or organization works in, we have four partnership levels.

Partner Artists

Individual artists or groups of artists who live, work or have strong connections in the Fargo-Moorhead metro region.

Visual Artists

Ceramicists and Sculptors

Performers

Writers and Poets

Partner Organizations

Nonprofit arts-focused organizations in which the primary mission is to support a specific artform.

Galleries

Theatres

Operas and Orchestras

Business Partners

Regional for-profit businesses that support local art.

Banks

Media Companies

Clinics and Hospitals

Community Partners

Non-arts-focused organizations.

Schools

Libraries

Museums and Historical Societies

Partner
Artists

Individual artists or groups of artists who live, work or have strong connections in the Fargo-Moorhead metro region.

Visual Artists

Ceramicists and Sculptors

Performers

Writers and Poets

Partner Organizations

Nonprofit arts-focused organizations in which the primary mission is to support a specific artform.

Galleries

Theatres

Operas and Orchestras

Business Partners

Regional for-profit businesses that support local art.

Banks

Media Companies

Clinics and Hospitals

Community Partners

Non-arts-focused organizations.

Schools

Libraries

Museums and Historical Societies

From Our Blog

Meet new local artists joining FMVA’s 19th Studio Crawl

Meet new local artists joining FMVA’s 19th Studio Crawl

Now in its 19th season, Fargo Moorhead Visual Artists’ annual Studio Crawl is a must-see, must-do event each year for art lovers across the Metro. Always held the first weekend in October, local artists from across the region open up their creative spaces and invite visitors in to learn more about their craft and how […]

Read The Arts Partnership 2021-22 Annual Report

Read The Arts Partnership 2021-22 Annual Report

What a year it’s been for everyone! There is much to celebrate in the local arts scene, and we want to be sure to thank our supporters, donors, partners and community leaders for helping us cultivate community through the arts.  It isn’t always easy work to advocate, support and promote local artists and organizations, but […]

TAP Partner Artist Profile: James Bergman

TAP Partner Artist Profile: James Bergman

James Bergman is a singer/songwriter based in Fargo. Contributed / M.Schleif Photography From watching a cardinal take flight in a park to becoming a parent, or even coping with grief and loss, local songwriter James Bergman uses his music to express both the simple joys and big decisions that shape us into who we are. […]

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