Why the Arts Matter for Minnesota

3 main points of economic survey results

The Minnesota arts and culture sector was a $12.4 billion industry in 2021 (3% of the state’s GDP), representing 85,015 jobs (2.9% of Minnesota’s workforce), and total compensation of $7.1 billion.

In Minneapolis alone, nonprofit revenues topped $346 million in 2016

Enriching education for all citizens of Minnesota, arts and culture organizations hosted 29,318 student group visits and provided 672,813 classes, workshops, lectures and readings to people of all ages in 2017. In total, Minnesota’s nonprofit arts and culture organizations served nearly 4 million student attendees.

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