Creative Plains Foundation is dedicated to providing art education opportunities that nurture, support, and inspire youth in our community.
Our mission is to provide underserved youth with access to art education opportunities and to nurture the powerful and transformative skills of creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication through visual art. Every lesson, project, and experience we execute is designed to enhance these skills and provide real-world examples of how creativity can manifest itself in a life and career.
“Working with Creative Plains to bring art to our CHARISM kids this past year has been a dream. The word I would use to describe their team and their work is intentional. Everything they do has a well thought out purpose and the passion they have for their mission shines through in such a beautiful way. The curriculum they plan is high quality and this allows our kids to experiment with different art mediums that they would not otherwise have access to. I am so proud to be a partner of Creative Plains.”
-Courtney Quist, Operations Director, CHARISM
“The Fargo Police Departments Community Engagement Team has been fortunate to partner with Creative Plains Foundation on numerous community outreach events. Some examples would be our FPD’s Challenge Coin Project and the Pangea event. The FPD’s Challenge Coin brought the Creative Plains team to Boys and Girls Club. They provided material for youth to create a picture/drawing that would represent the FPD’s Community Engagement challenge coin. Creative Plains did a great job teaching and interacting with the youth on this project. Pangea was a cultural event held at the Hjemkomst Center. We partnered with Creative Plains to create free t-shirts handed out to youth at this event. The Creative Plains staff did a great job helping youth decide what designs they wanted for their shirts.
Through these events, Creative Plains had been able to provide educational and art related programming to area youth. As our partnership grows, we’re looking to expand these programs to New American families, including adults. We can’t thank Creative Plains enough for their efforts and passion for working with our community, and look forward to bringing more programming in 2019.”
-Officer David Carlson 523, Community Trust Officer, Fargo Police Department
“We are very fortunate to have the opportunity to work with the Creative Plains Foundation. Through their continued work and dedication, we have been able to foster a lasting love for reading and promote access to the arts for our children. The foundation’s workshop classes allow teachers of any skill level to learn how to create and instruct various art activities in the classroom to children of different ages. Through their donations of books, comic books, and art supplies we have been able to gift the children with books and supplies to take home and create an environment rich in literacy and art.”
-Rhoda Elmi, Executive Director, Jasmin Child Care & Preschool
What We Do
We provide art education opportunities that nurture, support, and inspire underserved youth in our community.
Why We Do It
Art education produces better outcomes for students including increased academic performance, higher rates of college acceptance, and greater success in future careers.
Why We Care
When youth perform better in school and in their careers, we are positively impacting their futures and are making our community stronger.
How We Are Different
We address a unique and growing need for both arts education and youth services in the Fargo metro area.
Our goal is to offer opportunities that promote student achievement and better the lives of youth in our community.