Arts Alert: Creative Minnesota Roadshow comes to Pine City February 25th!

Creative Minnesota Report
About East Central Minnesota

To be Released at Presentation and Discussion
February 25, 2015, Noon

New Study Looks At Impact of Nonprofit Arts and Culture on East Central Area Economy

SAINT PAUL, MN:  A new study on the health and impact of the nonprofit arts and culture sector will be released at Noon on February 25, 2015, by the East Central Regional Arts Council and Minnesota Citizens for the Arts. The presentation of the results will be made at the Pine City Schools Board Meeting Room at 1400 Main Street South, in Pine City,** followed by a discussion of the economic impact of the arts and culture in the region.

As the most comprehensive report ever done about the sector’s health and economic impact, Creative Minnesota: The Health and Impact of the Nonprofit Arts and Culture Sector breaks out data both statewide and regionally. Thirty nonprofit arts and culture organizations in East Central Minnesota participated in the study.

As the first of an ongoing series of biennial reports, Creative Minnesota is a snapshot of spending by nonprofit arts and culture organizations and their audiences as well as other indicators of the sector’s health and impact on the economy in 2013. The study quantifiesthe economic impact from 1269 arts and culture organizations in every corner of the state, in addition to information about jobs created, local vs. non-local attendees spending, nonprofit arts and culture organizational budgets, and artist employment levels. 

Creative Minnesota was developed by a collaborative of arts and culture funders in partnership with Minnesota Citizens for the Arts (MCA). The report leverages new opportunities for in-depth research provided by Minnesota’s participation in the Cultural Data Project (CDP) ( Many public and private grant makers in Minnesota require some or all of their arts and culture grantees to submit data to the CDP. Americans for the Arts (AFTA) was commissioned to calculate the economic impact of the arts. If you are joining us, please RSVP to After Feb. 19, Creative Minnesota and additional research about Minnesota’s arts and cultural community can be downloaded at:

**The new theater will also be available for a tour after the presentation.  Be advised that the doors are locked during school hours so you will need to come in the first set of doors on the south side of the building (the entry area) and push the intercom button to be buzzed in.  You will then need to report to the receptionist at the window and she will direct you to the board room from there.

The Creative Minnesota team includes:

Contacts: Sheila Smith, 651-251-0868 Executive Director, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts

Mary Minnick-Daniels, (320)396-2337 Executive Director, East Central Regional Council