Arts, Culture & Creativity

Inspiring imagination and innovation through arts and culture

Arts and culture can be admired all around the FM area. From the opera, to festivals, to public art, we enjoy the creations of our talented local artists. Through diversity and creative placemaking, we experience a local, engaged community with a rich and vibrant culture.

These programs and projects focused on arts, culture and creativity need ongoing financial support in order to thrive in the FM area.

More than $2.8 million in the last 10 years to projects and programs dedicated to arts and culture in our region.

Grantee Stories

These are just a few examples of how our generous donor’s gifts are being put to work in the community through our grantees.

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FM Opera Receives Grant for Young Artist Program

The FM Opera Company, founded in 1968, brings high quality opera experiences for any and all members of our community and region.

Completing its third year, the Gate City Bank Young Artist program has expanded to provide a 12-week intensive training program for young singers and pianists who have finished their graduate training and are in the early stages of their professional careers. Chosen from na…

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The Arts Partnership Receives Grant for Amplifying the Arts

The Arts Partnership is a collective of more than 150 artists, arts-related businesses and arts nonprofits in Cass and Clay counties. They work to ensure arts and culture in our community are being communicated about, advocated for and spread across many sectors.

With the support of the FM Area Foundation, The Arts Partnership (TAP) continues to build its capacity to serve the arts community in the Me…

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Fargo Moorhead Community Theatre Receives Grant for Lobby Lighting Upgrade

The Fargo Moorhead Community Theatre provides theatrical and educational opportunities to engage and enrich the greater community.

The grant was used to help The Stage at Island Park, home of the Fargo Moorhead Community Theatre, upgrade its outdated lobby lighting system to a more energy efficient system, creating an aesthetically and culturally pleasing space for patrons, artists and renters who fre…

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Grant Recipients

  • Arts, Culture & Creativity Grant Recipients 2017

    Organization Name Project Name
    Concordia College Langston Hughes' Ask You Mama: Twelve Moods for Jazz Featuring the Ron McCurdy Quartet
    Essentia Health Regional Foundation Expressions: The Art of Healing
    FM Area Youth Symphonies 2017/2018 Concert Season
    FM Community Theatre Seeing The World, Hearing the Image; The Artistic Possibilities of Audio Description In Theater
    Fargo Theatre General Operating Support-Kids' Flicks
    FM Chamber Chorale General Support for the 2017-18 Concert Season
    FM Opera North of Normal Opera Theater
    FM Symphony Symphony After Dark-Exile: Music of Syria, Turkey, Poland and Russia
    Heartsprings Expressive Therapies: Healing Through the Arts
    Lake Agassiz Girls' Choir General Operating Support
    Plains Art Museum Recycle the Clay Day
    The Arts Partnership General Operating Support: Cultivating and Amplifying the Arts
    Theatre B General Operating Support
    Trollwood Performing Arts School Trollwood Performing Arts School
  • Arts, Culture & Creativity Grant Recipients 2016

    Organization Name Project Name
    Lake Agassiz Girls’ Choir Music Education and Performance Opportunities
    Plains Art Museum “Make an Instrument of the World Around You”: A Welcoming Week Family Program at Plains Art Museum
    FM Youth Symphony 2016/2017 Concert Season with Weekly Rehearsals
    FM Symphony General Operating Support
    Rourke Art Museum The Rourke Art Academy
    The Arts Partnership General Operating Support: Amplifying and Advocating for the Arts
    ARC YES! I AM CREATIVE!
    Fargo Theatre Operational Support
    Fargo Community Theatre Fargo Moorhead Community Theatre 70th Season
    Trollwood Trollwood Performing Arts School
    Nordic Culture Club 40th Annual Scandinavian Hjemkomst Festival
    Chamber Chorale 2016-17 Concert Season
  • Arts, Culture & Creativity Grant Recipients 2015

    Organization Name Project Name
    Fargo Theatre Management Corp Operating Support
    The Arts Partnership Amplifying the Arts
    Fargo Moorhead Community Theatre Lobby Lighting Upgrade
    The Learning Bank The Learning Bank
    Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County Upgrading the HCS Collections Department
    Fargo Moorhead Symphony Orchestra General Operating Support
    Theatre B Artspace Consulting – Sustainable Facilities Analysis, Phase 2
    The Rourke Art Museum Operating Support
    Fargo-Moorhead Opera Youth Artist Program
    Lake Agassiz Girls Choir (DBA Fargo-Moorhead Youth Choir) 2015-2016 Season – Annual Choral Concerts
    Fargo-Moorhead Chamber Chorale Music Purchase