LITERARY & ARTS
MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS
VISUAL ARTS & ARCHITECTURE
Creative Minnesota was developed by a collaborative of arts and culture funders in partnership with Minnesota Citizens
for the Arts (MCA).
The Creative Minnesota Project
The Creative Minnesota project is a collaboration of many partners whose goal is to create solid, hard data about the arts sector. We intend to fill the gaps in available information about Minnesota’s cultural field and to improve our understanding of its importance to our quality of life and economy. This project is a long-term endeavor to collect and report data on the creative sector every two years for analysis, education and advocacy.
Creative Minnesota 2019
Creative Minnesota 2019, released in February of 2019, is our third biennial report which is both statewide and regional.
Creative Minnesota 2019 shows that supporting artists and arts activity is a pathway to solving problems and achieving the goals of our communities. We also hope to empower artists to advocate for themselves. Creative Minnesota 2017 shows that there is an artist on every block, in every community, and that they are already contributing to the health of our economy and are already working to improve their communities. The 2019 study also updates the 2017 Creative Minnesota report about nonprofit arts organizations and adds additional in-depth analysis of the economic lives of Minnesota’s artists and what they need to build a career and a life in the arts. It combines both new, original research and Minnesota-unique data from the national studies.
It finds that our artists give Minnesota a competitive edge.