How can Minneapolis be a better arts and creative city?

Get involved and have your say on a draft plan to make Minneapolis a better arts and creative city. Weigh in online any time before Nov. 1. Public feedback will help inform the final plan and its implementation.

For the past 18 months, a team of artists, City employees, elected officials and community members has examined the past and current state of arts and culture in Minneapolis to create the draft Creative City Road Map.

The Creative City Road Map planning process was initiated by the City’s Art, Culture and the Creative Economy program as a way to chart a 10-year agenda for arts and culture in our city. The plan will identify how art and creativity can strengthen the city’s economic and social development, articulating where the power of art and cultural activities can help people from different backgrounds find connections.  

Minneapolis has tremendous arts assets and public support for arts activities. Residents  know that their city is infused with creative energy. From internationally recognized theater productions to community art projects that transform neighborhoods, the arts are a critical element of what makes Minneapolis vibrant. A 2013 study measured Minneapolis’ share of creative jobs, arts spending, and creative for-profit and nonprofit organizations. The study quantified the impact of Minneapolis’ creative industries, and the Creative City Road Map process is the next step in capitalizing on the sector’s strengths and identifying areas to focus on.

Published Sep 22, 2015

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