Arts Alert: New Arts Info. About Candidates! Be a Smart Arts Voter in the Primary

What Do
Candidates Say
About the Arts?

More Candidates Have Responded!

Learn and then Vote in the Primary,
Aug. 14

There are many important races that will be decided in the August 14 Primary Election. MCA has asked candidates across the state about important arts issues. While their answers are still coming in, we thought you would be interested to see their stand on arts issues before you vote on or before August 14, 2018.

Our survey collected answers from candidates for the Minnesota Legislature, U.S. House and Senate, and Minnesota Governor on issues such as protecting Legacy arts funding, nonprofit tax exempts, and whether the candidates have connections to their local arts organizations.

New Responses – Find out who said:

1. “I’ll always be a fierce advocate for the arts.”

2. “I have truly enjoyed serving on the Legacy Committee…and being a part of the process to provide arts funding across the state for three terms as a legislator. Should I have the honor of being re-elected for a fourth term, I will continue to advocate for the arts at the Capitol.”

3. “In Congress, I was a member of the Arts Caucus and signed the dear colleague letter in favor of increasing funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities.” 

Download their answers HERE

and VOTE on (or before) August 14

Where Do You Vote? Find Out Now:


1. Tina Smith (D), candidate for U.S. Senate 

2. Anna Wills (R), candidate for House district 57B (Rosemount, Apple Valley) 

3. Tim Walz (D), candidate for Minnesota Governor


If your favorite candidate has not yet responded to the survey,

urge them to do so.