City Coordinator's Office

350 S. 5th St, Room 301M
Minneapolis, MN 55415
(612) 673-2032

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.

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) FY2017 Our Town guidelines our now available. The NEA Our Town program supports creative placemaking projects that help to transform communities into lively, beautiful, and resilient places with the arts at their core. NEA Our Town Arts Engagement, Cultural Planning, and Design Project applications require a partnership between a nonprofit organization and a local government. The deadline to submit a proposal to partner with the City of Minneapolis on an Our Town application is August 4, 2016. Read more here.

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Current projects and partnerships
Presentation about arts-based grants that require local government partnership, including the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Our Town grant. June 2015.

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. November 2015 update. Monday, May 9, Kirk Washington Day in Minneapolis.

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

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.


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Last updated May 20, 2016