The arts: A driving force in area economy
Minnesota Citizens for the Arts and the Lake Region Arts Council will release the results of a year-long regional study of the economic impact of the nonprofit arts and culture in Becker, Clay,Douglas, Grant, Otter Tail, Pope, Stevens, Traverse a...
Minnesota Citizens for the Arts and the Lake Region Arts Council will release the results of a year-long regional study of the economic impact of the nonprofit arts and culture in Becker, Clay,Douglas, Grant, Otter Tail, Pope, Stevens, Traverse and Wilkin counties on March 9 at the Capitol and then will hold a community meeting to discuss it on March 15 in Fergus Falls [Call Maxine Adams for specific location of meeting at (218) 739-5780].
The study measures the economic impact of arts and culture organizations and audience spending in the Lake Region in 2005. The results for the Lake Region are just one of twelve studies that were conducted statewide.
Organizations from around the area were surveyed, and area volunteers collected the local data. The full statewide and eleven regional reports will be available on-line. (Go to firstname.lastname@example.org /mca to download on March 9). Hard copies of the regional and statewide reports will also be available at the Lake Region Arts Council offices at 133 S. Mill St., Fergus Falls, MN, after March 9.
Who: The local presentation will be made by Maxine Adams, Director of the Lake Region Arts Council at a meeting of the West Central Initiative Funds Economic Development Group. Arts organizations, elected officials, and business leaders are expected to attend. The study was conducted by Minnesota Citizens for the Arts (MCA), the Forum of Regional Arts Councils of Minnesota, and Americans for the Arts in 2005. Funding was primarily provided by The McKnight Foundation.
When: 12:00 Noon to 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, 2006.
Where: The local study will be presented to and discussed at a meeting of economic development professionals from across a nine county region in West Central Minnesota hosted by the West Central Initiative in Fergus Falls. Call Maxine Adams for the specific location of the meeting, (218) 739-5780.
Timing: Maxine Adams will do a 20 minute powerpoint presentation on the findings. There will be time for Q & A after the presentation.