Arts Alert: Join Us! New Creative MN Study of Kanabec County to be Released Feb. 14

Creative Minnesota Report about Kanabec County to be Presented at Meeting of the Kanabec County EDA, 7AM on February 14

New Study Looks at Impact of Nonprofit Arts and Culture on Kanabec County Economy

Contacts: Sheila Smith, 651.251.0868
Executive Director, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts
Heidi Steinmetz, 320.209.5031
Economic Development Director, Kanabec County Economic Development Agency

SAINT PAUL, MN:  A new study on the size and impact of the nonprofit arts and culture sector in Kanabec County will be released at the Kanabec County Economic Development Agency meeting at 7AM on Feb. 14, by Creative Minnesota, Kanabec County Economic Development Agency, and Minnesota Citizens for the Arts. The presentation of the results is a public meeting, at the EDA offices 18 North Vine Street, Mora, MN.

The Creative Minnesota study is part of an ongoing series of research reports about the arts and culture sector in Minnesota that is available for free at Creative Minnesota 2017 quantifies the impact and needs of Minnesota’s artists and creative workers, updates previous studies on the economic impact of our state’s 1601 nonprofit arts and culture organizations, and reviews other research about the arts sector in the state. 

The Kanabec County study is one of fifteen local reports that will be released in January.

Eleven Kanabec County organizations are part of the local study:

  • Kanabec County Agricultural Society
  • Kanabec County Art Association
  • Kanabec History Center
  • “Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe/History Project”
  • Minnesota Goose Garden
  • Mora Area Farmers’ Market
  • “Mora CAPP/Mora Schools(Comprehensive Arts Planning Program)”
  • “Mora Music in the Park (Summer Concert Series)”
  • Northern Exposures Photography Club
  • Paradise Community Theatre
  • “Vasaloppet, Inc. (Many Faces ofVasaloppet)”

The Creative Minnesota 2017 statewide and regional reports, as well as additional research about Minnesota’s arts and cultural community can be downloaded for free at: Creative Minnesota was developed by a collaborative of arts and culture funders in partnership with Minnesota Citizens for the Arts (MCA). The Creative Minnesota team includes: