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 and the arts

Fast facts

2 in 5

Minnesotans create or perform art

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

More than half of MinnesotansĀ attend arts and culture events, putting Minnesota in the top 10 states for arts and culture attendance.
57 %

of Minnesota's workforce are artists

Compared to all workers, a greater share of artists are white, self-employed, and have a college degree.