Arts Alert: Creative MN Study of Becker County to be Released March 2

Contacts: Sheila Smith, 651.251.0868
Executive Director, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts
Amy Stearns, 218.844.4221 x104
Executive Director, Historic Holmes Theatre

Creative Minnesota Report about Becker County
To be Released at the Economic Development Summit
on Friday, March 2 

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

SAINT PAUL, MN:  A new study on the size and impact of the nonprofit arts and culture sector in Becker County will be released at the Economic Development Summit at MState in Detroit Lakes, by Creative Minnesota, Historic Holmes Theatre, City of Detroit Lakes, Lakes Region Arts Council, and Minnesota Citizens for the Arts. The presentation of the results will be made at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, March 2.

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 Becker County study is one of fifteen local reports that will be released in January and February, 2018.

Twelve Becker County organizations are part of the local study:

  • Becker County Museum & Historical Society
  • Cormorant Art Club
  • DEBWE Youth Organization
  • Detroit Lakes Public Library & Becker County Friends of the Library
  • Detroit Mountain
  • DL Community Education
  • DL Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Ecumen Detroit Lakes
  • Historic Holmes Theatre
  • Honor the Earth/Nijii Radio
  • Jaycees Water Carnival
  • Lake Park Area Historical Society

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 statewide Creative Minnesota team includes: