Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy
The office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy leverages the creative sector towards social and economic growth in the city of Minneapolis. The office is responsible for the development of the City’s arts and cultural planning and policies, creative economy research, creative workforce support, cross-sector collaborations and the integration of arts-based strategies in City departments.
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Creative CityMaking Minneapolis - arts strategies in City departments
Since 2013 Creative CityMaking has partnered staff in City of Minneapolis departments with experienced community artists to advance the City's goal of eliminating economic and racial disparities. The One Minneapolis goal focuses on ensuring that all residents can participate and prosper.
Learn more about Creative CityMaking at the following links:
The Minneapolis Creative Index - creative economy research
The Minneapolis Creative Index is a biannual report that examines the scale and impact of Minneapolis’ creative sector. The report reliably tracks economic and demographic data and investigates issues related to the city’s creative economy.
Creative City Road Map - arts and cultural planning and policies
The Creative City Road Map is a 10-year strategic plan for Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy. The Creative City Road Map is designed to guide the entire community.
Creative City Challenge – temporary public art/creative placemaking
The Creative City Challenge is conceived as a showcase for local creative talent, Minneapolis community identities and a tangible symbol of the complex stories that make up the many narratives within our urban landscape.
The Creative City Challenge is a competition for Minnesota-resident architects, landscape architects, urban designers, planners, engineers, scientists, artists, students and individuals of all backgrounds. The challenge: create and install a temporary, destination artwork that acts as a sociable and participatory platform for two months of onsite programming and encourages a sense of connectedness to the city and its rich cultural and natural offerings.
Past competition winners were: Carry-on Homes in 2018, Orbacles in 2017, Wolf and Moose in 2016, mini_polis in 2015, Balancing Ground in 2014 and the Minneapolis Interactive Macro Mood Installation (MIMMI) in 2013.
Last updated May 14, 2019