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Creative Minnesota: Arts Research in Action

Monday, October 19, 3:45pm – 4:45pm

Athenian, Mezzanine Level

Organized by Arleta Little, Arts Program Officer, McKnight Foundation.

Presented by Arleta Little, Arts Program Officer, McKnight Foundation; and Eleanor Savage, Senior Program Officer, The Jerome Foundation.

Creative Minnesota is a new, comprehensive effort to fill in the gap of available information about Minnesota’s cultural field and to improve understanding of the sector’s importance to the state’s quality of life and economy. This first Creative Minnesota report is a snapshot of the health and impact of 1,269 nonprofit arts and culture organizations in Minnesota in 2013 and looks at their organizational spending, their audiences, and other indicators. It leverages new in-depth research made possible by Minnesota’s participation in the Cultural Data Project and available from Americans for the Arts. Session participants will learn about a new centralized, concentrated, and long-term endeavor to collect and report data on Minnesota’s creative sector every two years for analysis, education, and advocacy.