Reports: Artists

Interact Center for the Visual and Performing Arts
Wilder Research, May 2017, 4 pp.
Interact is a theater and visual arts organization that works with people with disabilities. They worked with Wilder Research to develop a theory of change for Interact's model of making art and an evaluation and replication framework.   more info >

Creative MN: The Impact of Minnesota's Artists, Creative Workers and Nonprofit Arts and Culture Organizations
Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, February 2017, 40 pp.
This report is intended to fill the gaps in available information about Minnesota's cultural field and to improve understanding of its importance to the quality of life and economy of the state. The study includes an in-depth analysis of the economic lives of Minnesota's artists and what they need to build a career and a life in the arts.   more info >

Creativity Connects: Trends and Conditions Affecting U.S. Artists
Center for Cultural Innovation, September 2016, 88 pp.
This report explores how the definition of an artist has evolved and identifies major trends influencing artists today, including: changes in technology and social media, challenging economic conditions, structural inequalities within the arts ecosystem, and training and funding systems that have not kept pace with the way artists are working today.   more info >

Options for Community Arts Training and Support
Intermedia Arts; The Center for the Study of Art & Community, May 2016, 60 pp.
This is a national study of local arts agencies which assesses community arts activity and training opportunities. Its purpose was to provide a greater understanding of the demand and availability of arts-based community development training, and to investigate how Intermedia Arts could extend the value of its learning resources to other communities.   more info >

Yes and No: Conversations about Thriving with Artists of Color in the Twin Cities
McKnight Foundation, June 2015, 32 pp.
Developed in partnership with the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs at the University of Minnesota, this report is a targeted exploration of the perspectives and experiences of working artists of color designed to inform philanthropic planning and practices in the arts.   more info >

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