City Council approves Creative City Road Map
The City Council approved the Creative City Road Map report Friday — a 10-year vision and strategic plan for developing the city’s creative economy.
The Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy program created the road map after an 18-month long community engagement process. The road map has four key visions and goals:
- Amplify the local, meaning diverse creative assets are developed, celebrated and promoted.
- Art is actively used to build and foster access and connections.
- Local artists and creative practitioners thrive with access to resources and opportunities.
- Arts and creativity strengthen economic and social development.
The Creative City Road Map will be integrated into the City’s Comprehensive Plan, which shapes the future of development in the city. It will also help better align the work of city government and the local arts economy.
The Minneapolis/Saint Paul metro area ranks sixth on the list of the nation’s most “creatively vital” metro areas, but workers of color are significantly underrepresented in creative professions, according to the most recent Minneapolis Creative Index report.
Published Aug 23, 2016