Other Studies & Cultural Plans

Below are links to useful reports about Minnesota’s arts and culture community, organized with most recent on top. Watch this page, as more will be added as information becomes available.

Know of other Minnesota-specific arts research that should be added? Send us a link at staff@artsmn.org.

Arts & Economic Prosperity National Study

Americans for the Arts, 2017
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Creativity Connects: Trends & Conditions Affecting US Artists

Center for Cultural Innovation for NEA, 2017
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2016 Minnesota Nonprofit Economy Update

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, 2016
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Creative Minnesota 2015

Full Study, 2015
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Creative MN Statewide Summary

Creative Minnesota, 2015
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Arts & Economic Prosperity IV

Americans for the Arts, 2015
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Minneapolis Creative Index

City of Minneapolis’ program on Arts, Culture and Creative Economy, 2015
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GRMN CREATES

Grand Rapids Arts & Culture Comm., 2015
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MINNEAPOLIS CREATIVE INDEX

City of Minneapolis’ program on Arts, Culture and Creative Economy, 2014
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Creative Industries Reports

Americans for the Arts, 2014
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CREATIVE INDUSTRIES REPORTS, MN STATE COMPARISON

Americans for the Arts, 2014
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Creative Industries Reports

Compare MPLS/St Paul to Other Metro Areas
Americans for the Arts, 2014
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CREATIVE INDUSTRIES REPORTS, MN SUMMARY

Americans for the Arts, 2014
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THE MINNEAPOLIS CREATIVE INDEX, 2013

City of Minneapolis’ program on Arts, Culture and Creative Economy, 2013
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WHAT ARTISTS SAY: A STUDY OF THE MCKNIGHT FOUNDATION SUPPORTED ARTISTS

McKnight Foundation, May 2013
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THE RED WING CREATIVE ECONOMY PROJECT

City of Red Wing, September 2012
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THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF THE ARTS IN NORTHFIELD

St Olaf College Students, 2011
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Soul of the Community

7 County Metro Area Results
The Knight Foundation, 2010
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Soul of the Community

Duluth Area Results
The Knight Foundation, 2010
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A Plan for Arts & Culture In St Cloud

St. Cloud Arts Commission, 2008
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Artists Count: Statewide Summary

MCA, 2007
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Artists Count: Statewide PR

MCA, 2007
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Artists Count: Full Study

MCA, 2007
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Driving Force: Statewide 1-Pager

MCA, 2006
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Driving Force: Statewide Summary

MCA, 2006
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Driving Force: Statewide PR

MCA, 2006
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Driving Force: Statewide Full Study

MCA, 2006
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Strategic Vision for the Arts in Northfield

Northfield Downtown Dev. Corp., 2006
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Bright Starts

The McKnight Foundation, 2005
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You Are Here

The McKnight Foundation, 2005
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Minneapolis-St Paul Perf. Arts Research Coalition Community Report

Urban Institute, 2004
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The Artistic Dividend: The Arts’ Hidden Contributions to Regional Development

Ann Markusen & David King, 2003
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A New Angle: Arts Dev. In the Suburbs

McKnight Foundation, 2002
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The Impact of the Fine & Performing Arts on the Duluth-Superior Growth Center Region

UMD, 1978
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