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The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis reports that the arts and culture sector contributes $12.2 billion to Minnesota’s economy, representing 3.5% of the state’s GDP—a larger share than some other industries in the state. A new study, Creative Minnesota: The Impact and Health of the Nonprofit Arts and Culture Sector found that 1269 nonprofit arts and culture organizations support the equivalent of 33,381 full time jobs.
In the Twin Cities metro area, many arts organizations flourish in ceramics, textiles, printmaking, photography, book arts and others. Community arts majors may seek out positions as project managers, volunteer coordinators, outreach specialists, fundraisers, and art educators within these organizations.
Community art majors also pursue advanced degrees within fine arts, Master of Fine Arts, Art Therapy and Art Education.
The skills a student learns in community art also prepares them for general careers that value problem solving, communication, creativity, planning and management, manual expertise, visual literacy, and teamwork and collaboration.