Community Planning & Economic Development

Public Arts Administration
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Minneapolis, MN 55401

The Minneapolis Plan for Arts and Culture


Process for Development

Recent trends clearly demonstrate that local economies depend greatly upon the creative and intellectual capital of their citizenry. To position itself economically, Minneapolis relies strongly upon its artistic and cultural resources, which generate an estimated $269 million annually.

Over the last ten years, the City of Minneapolis has invested tens of millions of dollars into an arts community that is rapidly growing and changing, yet the City has no strategic plan for the arts and culture. City decisions regarding support for these activities are addressed one project at a time and are managed by several City entities. The City of Minneapolis needs a plan for arts and culture that both focuses decision-making at the City level and supports the diverse artistic interests and talents within our community.


The purpose of the Minneapolis Plan for Arts and Culture is to develop a ten-year strategic plan that defines the role of the City of Minneapolis in supporting the arts and culture, and the role of the arts and culture in accomplishing the City's broader goals. The plan will result in a clear set of future priorities that are supported through policy and a range of City resources.

A consultant was chosen to help lead and create the Minneapolis Plan for Arts and Culture. The consultant worked with City staff, a Coordinating Committee and an Advisory Committee. This process began in winter 2003. The process cost approximately $165,000 and was funded through both City and outside sources.

Minneapolis Plan for Arts and Culture 2008 Progress Report

Request for Proposal

Plan Summary

Minneapolis Plan for Arts and Culture (June 2005)

Last updated Jun 17, 2014



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