MCA’s Original Research

creativemnCreative Minnesota Study

Creative Minnesota is the most comprehensive report ever done of the non-profit creative sector, Creative Minnesota is a new effort to fill the gaps in available information about Minnesota’s cultural field and to improve our understanding of its importance to our quality of life and economy. It kicks off a new centralized, concentrated and long term endeavor to collect and report data on the creative sector every two years for analysis, education and advocacy.


DFLogoThe Arts: A Driving Force in Minnesota’s Economy
In 2006, MCA and the Forum of Regional Arts Councils produced this first ever Statewide and Regional Economic Impact Study of the Arts in Minnesota.


ACLogoArtists Count: An Economic Impact Study of Artists in Minnesota
In 2007, MCA teamed with Springboard for the Arts and the Minnesota Craft Council to produce this nationally recognized study, which measures the economic impact of individual artists in Minnesota.

Statewide and regional results included – How does your community compare?

Additional Arts Research

The Arts in Minnesota

The Arts in the United States

The Arts & Economics

The Arts & Education

The Arts & Professional Sports

The Arts & Politics

Love & Magic: Why We Dig the Arts

Other Research

Nonprofit Organizations Benefit Minnesota & United States

Volunteering is Strong in Minnesota & United States