NE Minneapolis Arts District The 2018 Creative Index report is out. It has an array of statistics that we would recommend every arts fan in the city should read. Being versed in the city’s own statistics helps artists stand up for themselves in conversation with people who argue that artists don’t
make money. It is clearly not the case, which is pointed out annually
in what artist contribute to the City of Minneapolis and beyond.

One of our favorite statistics featured is that art sector revenues are 9.2 times the size of Minneapolis sports sector revenues. This is up from the last report in 2017.

What if the city built an arts center the way they build stadiums? Our ROI (return on investment) makes a great argument that the arts can be better investment for public finances.

The Northeast Minneapolis Arts District is mentioned twice in the report with Jonathan (Jono) Query, owner of the Q.arma building, and Debbie Woodward of the Northrup King Building featured. The whole report is worth a review.

The Minneapolis Creative Index 2018 (PDF)

What is your take on this report?