Creative Minnesota 2017 Study
Reveals What Artists Need to Make a Living and a Life in Minnesota
The new Creative Minnesota 2017 report is out!
Plan to attend the Northwest Artist Reception in Halstad at the Norman County West School on April 30 to hear a presentation of the the results of the study followed by a brief discussion of the economic impact of the arts and culture in the region.
A new study on the health and impact of the nonprofit arts and culture sector in Northwest Minnesota will be released at 2:00 PM on April 30, 2017, by Creative Minnesota, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and the Northwest Minnesota Regional Arts Council (NWRAC). The presentation of the results will be made at the Northwest Artist Reception at the Norman County West School, Halstad, followed by a brief discussion of the economic impact of the arts and culture in the region. The exhibit opens at 12:00 pm, Reception/Food at 1:00 pm, Program at 2:00 pm. If you are planning to attend, please RSVP to NWRAC at 218-745-9111 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
As the most comprehensive report ever done about the sector’s health and economic impact, Creative Minnesota 2017 fills in the gaps of available information about Minnesota’s cultural field and seeks to improve our understanding of its importance to our quality of life and economy. Creative Minnesota 2017 quantifies the impact and needs of Minnesota’s artists and creative workers, updates previous studies on the economic impact of nonprofit arts and culture organizations, and reviews other research about the arts sector in the state.
The report includes both new, original research and analysis of data created by others. Creative Minnesota’s research is available for free at creativemn.org.
104,000 artists and creative workers, 1,600 nonprofit arts and culture organizations, and 22 million attendees have a total economic impact of $2 billion annually in Minnesota. Download your copy at CreativeMN.org or the regional report here.
The presentation will show astonishing results for both the state and for Northwest Minnesota.
- On a statewide basis, the study found that the combined statewide economic Impact of nonprofit arts organizations, their audiences and artists and creative workers is over $2 billion annually. This includes $819 million spent by nonprofit arts organizations, $564 million spent by audiences, and the direct spending of artists in their communities, on things such as art supplies and studio rental, of $644 million in the state.
- Every region of the state was found to have a robust arts economy.
- Among many other regional results that will be revealed at the presentation, in the area that the Northwest Regional Arts
- Council serves, there is a combined economic impact by nonprofit arts and culture organizations and artists of $4.9 million per year.
- The study also shows strong support by Minnesotans for the arts, and provides guidance on what artists need to make a living and a life in the state.
Many regional organizations were part of the study:
The McKnight Foundation: www.mcknight.org
Bush Foundation: www.bushfoundation.org
Mardag Foundation: http://www.mardag.org/
Jerome Foundation: http://www.jeromefdn.org/
The Minnesota State Arts Board: http://www.arts.state.mn.us/
Forum of Regional Arts Councils of Minnesota: http://www.arts.state.mn.us/
Minnesota Historical Society: http://www.mnhs.org/about
Ideas that Kick: www.ideasthatkick.com
Americans for the Arts: www.AmericansForTheArts.org
CURA Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota: http://www.cura.umn.edu/
Minnesota Compass: http://www.mncompass.org
Northwest Regional Arts Council: http://www.