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.

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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.

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: 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.

Plan It Hennepin: A year-long planning process for the Hennepin commercial and cultural corridor in Minneapolis with the aim to physically and programmatically connect the Mississippi Riverfront to the Walker Art Center. This process was developed in partnership with the Hennepin Theatre Trust, Walker Art Center and Art Space.

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Last updated Jul 3, 2014