City Coordinator's Office

350 S. 5th St, Room 301M
Minneapolis, MN 55415
(612) 673-2032

Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy

Leverages the Creative Sector towards social and economic growth in the City of Minneapolis.

Coordinates arts and creative economy activities; works with the Minneapolis Arts Commission; and, develops arts, culture and creative industry policies around economic development and programs for the City of Minneapolis.

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Current projects and partnerships
Creative City Challenge: A creative placemaking commission competition highlighting temporary urbanism on the plaza of the Minneapolis Convention Center. The Creative City Challenge challenges the creative community to design an interactive portal that activates the plaza and engages the community for six (6) months.

On March 5, mini_polis was announced as the winner of the Creative City Challenge. It will open to the public June 13, 2015, in conjunction with the Northern Spark festival, and remain on the Minneapolis Convention Center Plaza until October 15, 2015. The Minneapolis Convention Center and The Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy of the City of Minneapolis in collaboration with Northern and Meet Minneapolis announce an open call to program the Minneapolis Convention Center Plaza. Three commissions will be awarded for three projects to program mini_polis on the plaza from one day and for up to one month as part of the Creative City Challenge. Initial responses are due by 4:30 p.m. CDT Monday, April 13, 2015.

Creative CityMaking
An innovative cross sector collaboration between Intermedia Arts and the City of Minneapolis providing opportunities for artists and City departments to leverage and apply the skills and resources of the creative community towards City goals.

Intermedia Arts is seeking three artists or artist teams (maximum of two artists per team) to participate in Creative CityMaking Minneapolis (CCM), a collaboration with the Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy program of the City of Minneapolis that fosters collaborations between local artists and City departments to develop fresh and innovative approaches to address long-term planning, neighborhood and community relations, technological, engagement, and social opportunities in Minneapolis. Deadline to Apply: Friday, April 24, 2015 at Midnight.

Creative City Road Map
The City of Minneapolis is leading a planning process to think more strategically about how its arts and creative assets can best contribute to the local and regional economy and improve Minneapolis’ quality of life.

The Minneapolis Creative Index 2013
The Creative Vitality Index (CVI™) is a tool that measures annual changes in the economic health of highly-creative industries using information about organizational revenue, jobs, and other measures from creative businesses and nonprofits. Creative Vitality Index - 2014 update.


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Last updated Mar 31, 2015