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Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy

Leverages the Creative Sector towards social and economic growth in the City of Minneapolis.

Coordinates arts and creative economy activities; works with the Minneapolis Arts Commission; and, develops arts, culture and creative industry policies around economic development and programs for the City of Minneapolis.

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2018 CREATIVE CITYMAKING CALL FOR ARTISTS - APPLY TO BE A CREATIVE CITYMAKING ARTIST BY NOVEMBER 1
The Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy in the City of Minneapolis is seeking three artists/designers or teams (maximum of two artists/designers per team) to participate in Creative CityMaking, a program that partners staff in City of Minneapolis departments with experienced community artists/designers to advance the City’s goal of eliminating economic and racial disparities.

CALL FOR ARTISTS APPLICATION INFORMATION
2018 CCM Call for Artists/Designers (PDF)
Deadline: November 1 at Noon

CALL FOR ARTISTS INFORMATIONAL FLYER
2018 CCM Call for Artists Informational Flyer (PDF)

INFORMATION SESSIONS
October 22, 23, and 24.
See complete details in the call or flyer.

COMMUNITY OFFICE HOURS
Have questions about applying, but can’t make the information sessions?
Join Amelia Brown, CCM Program Manager in the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy for community office hours to discuss the 2018 CCM Call for Artists:
Wednesday, October 10, 8-10 a.m., Cuppa Java, 400 Penn Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN 55405.
Thursday, October 18, 5-7 p.m., Riverview Cafe, 3753 42nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406.

QUESTIONS
Questions about the call?
Email [email protected] by October 24.

Current projects and partnerships
Creative City Challenge
A creative placemaking commission competition highlighting temporary urbanism on the plaza of the Minneapolis Convention Center. The Creative City Challenge challenges the creative community to design an interactive portal that activates the plaza and engages the community for six (6) months.

Creative CityMaking Minneapolis
An innovative cross sector collaboration between Intermedia Arts and the City of Minneapolis providing opportunities for artists and City departments to leverage and apply the skills and resources of the creative community towards City goals. 2016 update from the Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy program newsletter. Creative CityMaking evaluation: 2014-16

Call for Artists/Designers (PDF)
Deadline: November 1 at Noon

Creative City Road Map
The City of Minneapolis is leading a planning process to think more strategically about how its arts and creative assets can best contribute to the local and regional economy and improve Minneapolis’ quality of life. About the Creative City Road Map methodology. Creative City Road Map report (pdf)

The Minneapolis Creative Index 2013
The Creative Vitality Index (CVI™) is a tool that measures annual changes in the economic health of highly-creative industries using information about organizational revenue, jobs, and other measures from creative businesses and nonprofits. Creative Vitality Index - 2014 update. The Minneapolis Creative Index 2015.  

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