3.8.18 Contacts: Sheila Smith, 651.251.0868
Executive Director, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts
Olga Nichols, 320.365.1011
Executive Director, Bird Island Cultural Centre
Creative Minnesota Report About Renville County to be Released at Presentation and Discussion, 7:00 PM on March 20
at Bird Island Cultural Centre
New Study Looks at Impact of Nonprofit Arts and Culture on Renville County Economy
SAINT PAUL, MN: A new study on the size and impact of the nonprofit arts and culture sector in Renville County will be released by Creative Minnesota, Bird Island Cultural Centre and Minnesota Citizens for the Arts at 7:00 PM on March 20, 2018. The presentation of the results will be made at Bird Island Cultural Centre, 640 Dogwood Avenue, Bird Island, Minnesota.
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 CreativeMN.org. 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 Renville County study is one of fifteen local reports that will be released in January.
Eleven Renville County organizations are part of the local study:
- ACHF Arts Education
- Bird Island Cultural Centre
- Dakota Wicohan
- Danube Historical Society
- Oyate Nipi Kte
- Redwood Falls Public Library/Plum Creek Library System/History Projects
- Renville County Agricultural Society
- Renville County Historical Society
- Renville Friends of the Arts
- River Valley Center for the Arts
- Sacred Heart Area Historical Society
ABOUT CREATIVE MINNESOTA
Creative Minnesota is a long-term collaborative initiative of statewide arts and culture supporting organizations in partnership with Minnesota Citizens for the Arts (MCA). Creative Minnesota’s first round of studies, released in February 2015, looked at the economic impact of the nonprofit arts and culture organizations in the state’s 11 arts regions and at the state as a whole. The second round in October 2015 looked at the economic impact of nonprofit arts and culture organizations in 17 Minnesota cities and counties. The 2017 study expanded its scope to look at the impact and needs of Minnesota’s artists and creative workers. All Creative Minnesota research is available for free at CREATIVEMN.ORG.
The Creative Minnesota team includes Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, The McKnight Foundation, the Minnesota State Arts Board, the Forum of Regional Arts Councils of Minnesota, Target, Bush Foundation, Mardag Foundation, and Jerome Foundation, with in-kind support from the Minnesota Historical Society and others.
The Creative Minnesota team includes:
- Minnesota Citizens for the Arts (MCA) is a statewide arts advocacy organization whose mission is to ensure opportunity for all people to have access to and involvement in the arts. MCA organizes the arts community and lobbies the Minnesota State Legislature and Congress on issues pertaining to the nonprofit arts and conducts original research. MCA works with over 40,000 arts advocates in Minnesota. 651-251-0868, www.artsMN.org @MNCitizen
- The McKnight Foundation: www.mcknight.org
- Target: https://corporate.target.com/corporate-responsibility
- Bush Foundation: www.bushfoundation.org
- Mardag Foundation: http://www.mardag.org/
- Jerome Foundation: http://www.jeromefdn.org/
- The Minnesota State Arts Board: http://www.arts.state.mn.us/
- Forum of Regional Arts Councils of Minnesota: http://www.arts.state.mn.us/racs/forum.htm
- Ideas that Kick: www.ideasthatkick.com
- Americans for the Arts: www.AmericansForTheArts.org
- CURA Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota: http://www.cura.umn.edu/
- Minnesota Compass: http://www.mncompass.org
- Bird Island Cultural Centre: https://birdislandculture.com/