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Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy

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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:

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