Openings Available Now for Local Creative Minnesota Economic Impact Studies


Openings Available Now for Local Creative Minnesota Economic Impact Studies

We know nearby restaurants are busier when there is a performance at the local theater. We know creative events enliven city centers and engage residents. Over 23 Million Minnesotan’s attended an cultural event produced by a nonprofit organization in 2016. The impact of that activity was $671 million in spending across the state of Minnesota. If you’d like to know how the arts impact your area – so you can better grow and expand that positive impact – we invite you to participate in the next round of arts and cultural economic impact studies produced by Creative Minnesota! 

Creative Minnesota has conducted 65 studies for cities, counties, and regions throughout the state, jump starting important conversations with local civic and business leaders and arts organizations about the importance of arts and culture to local restaurants and retailers, the workforce, and local government revenues. For the low cost of $1,750 your chosen ‘geography’ can participate in the creation of a customized report. The data will establish a baseline for understanding about the economic benefits of arts and culture in your area. You can use this knowledge to plan for your best arts and cultural future.

Creative Minnesota can only accept 15 new study requests for this upcoming study period. Contact us now to get the details and contract so you can enroll by July 10, 2019. Openings will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at 651-251-0868 – staff at, or my research associate, Brenda Kayzar, at 612-730-7913 – Brenda at

The arts give back, and we’ll show you just how much!


Sheila Smith
Executive Director

 Minnesota Citizens for the Arts


661 LaSalle Street #220 St Paul, MN 55114 | 651-251-0868 | fax 651-917-3561
staff at & is a nonpartisan statewide arts advocacy organization whose mission is to ensure Minnesotans have access to and involvement in the arts. MCA organizes the arts community to lobby the Legislature and Congress on issues important to the nonprofit arts community. If you are interested in advocating for the arts, or want to learn how to activate people in your arts organization or community, please contact us. FYI, MCA is not a grantsmaker. For access to state funding, contact the Minnesota State Arts Board or your local Regional Arts Council.


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