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Artists' Centers: Evolution and Impact on Careers, Neighborhoods, and Economies.

Markusen, Ann and Amanda Johnson, with Christina Connelly, Andrea Martinez, Paul Singh, and Galen Treuer.

This report argues that cities and towns that have invested in dedicated artists' centers--spaces to nurture artists and bring them together with their publics--multiply the impact of charitable and public sector dollars and help to revitalize neighborhoods, as well as creating 'more and better' artists. Here, artists come together to vet their work, find encouragement and feedback, view masters in their fields, share studio space and equipment, and interact with audiences. The report is based on interviews and surveys of hundreds of Minnesota artists, and includes policy recommendations for communities who wish to start or improve upon existing artists' centers, as well as profiles of selected artists and centers.

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Minneapolis: Project on Regional and Industrial Economics, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs.
Funded by a grant from CURA's Fesler-Lampert Chair in Urban and Regional Affairs. Additional funding provided by The McKnight Foundation.
114 pp.
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