The Minneapolis Plan for Arts and Culture
Process for Development
Recent trends clearly demonstrate that local economies depend greatly upon the creative and intellectual capital of their citizenry. To position itself economically, Minneapolis relies strongly upon its artistic and cultural resources, which generate an estimated $269 million annually.
Over the last ten years, the City of Minneapolis has invested tens of millions of dollars into an arts community that is rapidly growing and changing, yet the City has no strategic plan for the arts and culture. City decisions regarding support for these activities are addressed one project at a time and are managed by several City entities. The City of Minneapolis needs a plan for arts and culture that both focuses decision-making at the City level and supports the diverse artistic interests and talents within our community.
The purpose of the Minneapolis Plan for Arts and Culture is to develop a ten-year strategic plan that defines the role of the City of Minneapolis in supporting the arts and culture, and the role of the arts and culture in accomplishing the City's broader goals. The plan will result in a clear set of future priorities that are supported through policy and a range of City resources.
A consultant was chosen to help lead and create the Minneapolis Plan for Arts and Culture. The consultant worked with City staff, a Coordinating Committee and an Advisory Committee. This process began in winter 2003. The process cost approximately $165,000 and was funded through both City and outside sources.
- Arts and Culture Plan Advisory Committee
- Background Research
- Comparable Cities Report
- Key Interviews Report
- Public Intercept Survey
- Public Meeting Report
- Public Meeting with Communities of Color
- Public Art Goals
- City of Minneapolis Goals
Last updated Apr. 10, 2014