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Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund

The committee has completed a 25-Year Vision, Framework, Guiding Principles and Ten-Year Goals for the Minnesota Legacy Amendment, Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.  Thank you to all the citizens' of Minnesota who provided their input, whether online or at public listening sessions. Your voice helped to create and shape this document.

25-year Framework and Ten-year Goals

Key Findings

Listening Sessions Completed

The Minnesota Historical Society, the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Minnesota Humanities Center hosted a series of listening sessions to obtain public input for a 10-year plan and 25-year framework for the use of funds made available through the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. The constitutional amendment, approved by voters in November 2008, added a provision to Minnesota’s constitution that provides for an increase in the sales tax to support outdoor heritage, clean water, parks and trails, as well as arts, history and cultural heritage.

Representatives from the three organizations and 10 other history, arts and cultural organizations and libraries will work together to develop a plan for how proceeds of the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund will be spent. Members of the public attended listening sessions in locations across the state. An online survey was available through Nov. 20. The results of this collaborative planning process will be reported to the legislature by Jan. 15, 2010.

Draft Plan

A draft plan will be available in December. Additional input will be taken at that time.

Listening Sessions

The following listening sessions were held:

Online Input

An online survey was available through November 20.


The 13-member committee was chosen from a field of 50 applicants nominated by their peers.

Members are