What Artists Say: A Study of the McKnight Foundation Supported Artists

Center for the Study of Art & Community
2013, 51 pages, The McKnight Foundation, Minneapolis, MN

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This report presents the results of a 2012 study of the structure and dynamics of Minnesota’s artist ecosystem conducted for the McKnight Foundation by the Center for the Study of Art & Community, the intention of which was to provide the foundation with a better understanding of the factors that affect Minnesota artists’ lives. Defined as a network of artists, arts organizations, audiences, funders, and community members, the ecosystem is addressed here in terms of its structure and dynamics, as well as its strengths and weaknesses.