Arts and culture are an important economic engine for our state. Research shows arts can fuel creativity and learning, and improve health and well-being. We track data about arts & culture attendance, youth arts participation, who is creating and performing art, and the arts and culture workforce to better understand Minnesota's arts and culture sector and its contributions to quality of life.
Minnesotans create or perform artistic activities
The most common artistic activities are needle and fiber arts, playing a musical instrument, and working with leather, metal, or wood.
Minnesota has high arts and culture attendance
of Minnesota's workforce are artists
Compared to all workers, a greater share of artists are white, self-employed, and have a college degree.