Partner Memberships

Become a Member of Our Partnership Community

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

Partner Profile: Sarah Morrau

Partner Profile: Sarah Morrau

Morrau performs at an outdoor house concert on June 17 for a Celebration of Women and Their Music REVISITED performance. Healing, helping, and hope summarize the life of singer-songwriter Sarah Morrau.  By day, Sarah is a needs assessment counselor at Prairie St. John’s, where she has worked for the past fifteen years.  “It’s good, meaningful […]

Partner Profile: Jason Boynton

Partner Profile: Jason Boynton

Reggae bass player Jason Boynton performs in the band Hiahli. Photo by Noel Christine, NC Capture photography / Special to The Arts Partnership For reggae bass player Jason Boynton, the three things he’s always been able to count on are math, music and community. The NDSU Associate Professor of Mathematics, a staple on the Fargo […]

Partner Profile: Multimedia Artist Alicia Hauff

Partner Profile: Multimedia Artist Alicia Hauff

Former nurse practitioner Alicia Hauff leaves community-based health care for career in the arts Alicia Hauff describes her artistic process at her studio, Alicia Hauff Studio, in May 2022. Hauff said her medical background informs her approach to being an artist full time.  Alicia Hauff took a leap most people wouldn’t dare: She left her […]

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Tania Blanich is the Arts Partnership’s Director of Operations

Tania Blanich - Director of Operations - The Arts Partnership