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Creative Minnesota is a new effort to fill the gaps in available information about Minnesota’s cultural field and to improve our understanding of its importance to our quality of life and economy. The most comprehensive report ever done of the non-profit creative sector, it kicks off a new centralized, concentrated and long term endeavor to collect and report data on the creative sector every two years for analysis, education and advocacy.

Past Studies

The Arts: A Driving Force in Minnesota’s Economy

In 2006, MCA and the Forum of Regional Arts Councils produced this first ever Statewide and Regional Economic Impact Study of the Arts in Minnesota.

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Artists Count: An Economic Impact Study of Artists in Minnesota

In 2007, MCA teamed with Springboard for the Arts and the Minnesota Craft Council to produce this nationally recognized study, which measures the economic impact of individual artists in Minnesota. How does your community compare?

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