City Coordinator's Office

350 S. 5th St, Room 301M
Minneapolis, MN 55415

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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The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Our Town grant program guidelines have been announced. NEA Our Town Place-Based Projects require two primary partners; a nonprofit organization and a local government entity. Each local government -- whether applying as the lead applicant or as the primary partner with a nonprofit organization -- is limited to two (2) applications. To be considered as a partner with the City of Minneapolis for an Our Town application submit a proposal to the City of Minneapolis by July 10, 2018. City of Minneapolis partnership application instructions (PDF). Missed the information session? Click here for the PowerPoint presentation.

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.

Creative CityMaking Minneapolis
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. 2016 update from the Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy program newsletter. Creative CityMaking evaluation: 2014-16

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. About the Creative City Road Map methodology. Creative City Road Map report (pdf)

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. The Minneapolis Creative Index 2015.


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Last updated Jul 3, 2018



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