If you didn’t receive our February e-update by email, you can find it below! Click here if you’d like to sign up for future Creative City Road Map e-updates.
The Creative City Road Map planning process is helping us think strategically about how the city’s arts and creative assets can contribute to the local and regional economy and improve Minneapolis’ quality of life. Find more information here.
Creative City Road Map survey closes February 28
If you haven’t filled out the Creative City Road Map survey, now’s your last chance! We want to hear how you participate in arts and culture and your vision for the future. Click here to find the survey, both online and in pdf form.
The Artist Engagement Teams have been busy this winter connecting to underserved and underrepresented communities with events like Hip Hop Caroling and 5 Spot gatherings. At a January meeting with Creative City Road Map work groups and Steering Committee, the Artist Engagement Teams shared what they’ve heard.
Check out the Creative City Road Map blog to learn more about the Artist Engagement Teams’ recent community engagements:
Dec. 6, Holding Court: Congressman Keith Ellison, Walker Art Center
Dec. 14, 5 Spot, Third Place Gallery
Dec. 21, 5 Spot, Visions Studios
Dec. 21, Tantrum Art Collective Holiday Sale, Cafe Southside
Dec. 25, Hip Hop Caroling, Brian Coyle Community Center
New data on Minneapolis area arts economy
Staff worked to update economic data on Minneapolis area arts economy so it can be used to inform the Creative City Road Map planning process. The Creative Vitality Index is a tool providing one way to capture the impact of the creative sector by measuring annual changes in the economic health of highly creative industries.
Minneapolis continues to be a hotbed of creative activity. Our data update shows that the Minneapolis area arts sector is the fifth biggest in the nation. Find the whole Minneapolis Creative Vitality Index 2014 Update here.
Coming up next
Crunching the numbers/looking at the stories
After the survey closes, the Staff and Artist Engagement Teams will spend March and April analyzing the information collected through the survey and the Artist Engagement Teams’ community engagement work.
Feb. 26, Community Mural Visioning Workshop, 6-8 p.m., American Indian Center, 1530 Franklin Ave. E.
Mar. 20, Coffee Talk with Gulgun Kayim, 9-10:30 a.m., Café Southside, 3405 Chicago Ave. S.: Although the survey will close this month, you still have a chance to talk with us about how the Creative City Road Map plan is progressing. Join Gulgun Kayim, Director of the Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy program, for her community office hours every third Friday of the month at Café Southside. The next Coffee Talk is Mar. 20.
Feb. 25, PYC Arts and Tech School Workshop (this is not a public event)
Feb. 25, Community Mural Visioning Workshop (this is not a public event)
Feb. 28, MN Frybread group (this is not a public event)
Mar. 4, Outreach engagement with Center for Hmong Arts and Talent (this is not a public event)
Mar. 4, Grace Boggs Benefit