The presentation of the results will be made at the Northwest Minnesota Art Exhibit Reception, an annual show by the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council which includes 150 pieces of visual art by adult and high school artists from the Northwest region at the Engelstad Arena lobby, 525 Brooks Ave, Thief River Falls. The reception starts at 5:00PM.
As the most comprehensive report ever done about the sector’s health and economic impact, Creative Minnesota: The Health and Impact of the Nonprofit Arts and Culture Sector breaks out data both statewide and regionally. Twenty six nonprofit arts and culture organizations in Northwest Minnesota participated in the study.
As the first of an ongoing series of biennial reports, Creative Minnesota is a snapshot of spending by nonprofit arts and culture organizations and their audiences as well as other indicators of the sector’s health and impact on the economy in 2013. The study quantifies the economic impact from 1269 arts and culture organizations in every corner of the state, in addition to information about jobs created, local vs. non-local attendees spending, nonprofit arts and culture organizational budgets, and artist employment levels.
Creative Minnesota was developed by a collaborative of arts and culture funders in partnership with Minnesota Citizens for the Arts (MCA). The report leverages new opportunities for in-depth research provided by Minnesota’s participation in the Cultural Data Project (CDP) (culturaldata.org). Many public and private grant makers in Minnesota require some or all of their arts and culture grantees to submit data to the CDP. Americans for the Arts (AFTA) was commissioned to calculate the economic impact of the arts.
Creative Minnesota and additional research about Minnesota’s arts and cultural community can be downloaded at: creativemn.org.