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) FY2016 Our Town grant program guidelines are now available, with an earlier application deadline than in past years. As a result, the City of Minneapolis has moved its deadline up to August 3 for considering partner applications.
A required part of any Our Town application is a partnership between a local government entity and a non-profit arts organization. If you are interested in learning more about the City of Minneapolis' process for partnering on an Our Town application, read more here. The City held optional information meetings on June 24 and 30 about arts-based grants that require partnership with a local government. View a PDF of the presentation.
The deadline to submit project proposals to the City of Minneapolis is August 3, 2015. Please note that submitting a proposal to the City of Minneapolis for consideration is not an application to the NEA. Applications may be submitted by non-profit organizations or City departments or a collaboration between non-profit and City department.
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.
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.
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.
Last updated Jul 24, 2015