Artists Count

The Economic Impact of Minnesota's Individual Artists

Published in: GIA Reader, Vol 19, No 2 (Summer 2008)

Minnesota Citizens for the Arts

2007, 44 pages. Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, 2233 University Avenue West, Suite 355, St. Paul, Minnesota, 55144, (651) 251-0868, www.mncitizensforthearts.org

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The Findings of this 2007 study document in unprecedented scope and detail the annual economic impact of Minnesota's individual artists. Seven studies have been produced, including six regional and one statewide report, that explored both the economic impact of artists and looked at their access to health care and retirement plans. This report demonstrates that investment in the health and vitality of artists and their artwork yields significant economic benefits in every region of the state.