City Council approves Creative City Road Map

 

The City Council approved the Creative City Road Map report —a 10-year vision and strategic plan for developing the city’s creative economy.

The road map, which was the result of an 18-month long community engagement process, has four key visions and goals: 

·         Amplify the local, meaning diverse creative assets are developed, celebrated and promoted.

·         Art is actively used to build and foster access and connections.

·         Local artists and creative practitioners thrive with access to resources and opportunities.

·         Arts and creativity strengthen economic and social development.

The Creative City Road Map will be integrated into the City’s Comprehensive Plan, which shapes the future of development in the city. It will also help better align the work of city government and the local arts economy, said Gülgün Kayim, the city’s director of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy.

We used creative processes to reach out to communities that were not connecting to our work; to understand what the information meant; to explore ideas; and to communicate the information collected,” Kayim said. “The result is a plan document that provides a clear vision to help us chart the path and set the agenda for arts and culture in our city for the next 10 years. The Creative City Road Map is a comprehensive document and the result of robust community engagement, grass-roots community support and innovation—we are proud of its results.”

The Minneapolis/Saint Paul metro area ranks sixth on the list of the nation’s most “creatively vital” metro areas, but workers of color are significantly underrepresented in creative professions, according to the most recent Minneapolis Creative Index report.

 

Last updated Oct 4, 2016