Community Planning & Economic Development

Minneapolis Arts Commission
105 5th Avenue South, Room 200
Minneapolis, MN 55401
612-673-3242

Minneapolis Arts Commission

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Who We Are
Commission Members
The Mayor and City Council’s Role
2014 Commission Meeting Schedule
Our History
Contact Us

Who We Are

The Minneapolis Arts Commission was chartered in 1974 with the missionto strengthen the arts and enrich cultural life in Minneapolis. The goals of the Commission are to:

The Minneapolis Arts Commission works closely with the staff of the Department of Community Planning & Economic Development-Planning Division, and shares their goal of developing a strong and vital arts community throughout Minneapolis.  In 2005, the City of Minneapolis approved the City of Minneapolis Plan for Arts a ten-year strategic plan that defines the role of the City of Minneapolis in supporting the arts.

Commission Members

View the current Commission Members.

The Mayor and City Council’s Role

Mayor Betsy Hodges and the Minneapolis City Council are the appointing authorities for the Commission's membership. The Mayor and the City Council made a renewed commitment to the Arts Commission in 2003. They appointed 10 new members from a pool of 50 applicants. In September, of 2002, the City Council passed a resolution directing all City Departments and strongly encouraging the City’s independent boards to bring all public art projects before the Minneapolis Arts Commission for approval. Since then, the Council has approved a range of Commission recommendations, including public art policies for the City and the establishment of the Northeast Arts District.

Commission Meeting Schedule

The Minneapolis Arts Commission meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the Minneapolis City Council Chamber, Room 317, City Hall. The public is welcome to attend these meetings. The Executive Committee of the Commission meets on the first Wednesday of each month. View the full Commission meeting schedule.

The May 14, 2014 Executive Committee meeting of the MAC has been moved to May 12, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. at the Pillsbury House. 

Our History

The Minneapolis Arts Commission was established by City ordinance on December 20, 1974. Since then the Commission has initiated a wide variety of programs and projects, and has been an active advocate for the arts in continuing and innovative ways. See examples of the activities and accomplishments of the Commission in approximate chronological order.

Contact Us

City of Minneapolis
Community Planning & Economic Development (CPED)
105 Fifth Ave S #200
Minneapolis, MN 55401
612-673-3242

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Last updated May 6, 2014