As the most comprehensive report ever done of the nonprofit creative sector, 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. 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.
This report provides a snapshot of the health and impact of nonprofit arts and culture organizations in Minnesota, looking at their spending and their audiences as well as other indicators of the sector's health and impact on the economy. It leverages new in-depth research made possible by Minnesota's participation in the Cultural Data Project. The study includes 11 regional reports that quantify the economic impact from 1,269 arts and culture organizations in every corner of the state, in addition to information about jobs created, local vs. non-local attendees spending, nonprofit arts and culture organizational budgets, services provided to K-12 students, and artist employment levels.