Created and hosted by Steve Ray in collaboration with Twin Cities Agenda, the Deep North podcast seeks to dispel the “…myths of Minnesota nice for the urbane side of cities that the world, country, and even some Minnesotans haven’t experienced. In each episode we explore the food scene, the art scene, the sidewalk scene, meeting the people you’ve never known, standing right outside your door.”
This episode: The Artist Life in MSP
Artist density in Minnesota is 150% greater than the national average. Minnesota is second to only New York City in theatre employment, and Minnesota can lay claim to icons like Bob Dylan, The Replacements, and the dynamic artists of the Rhymesayers record label.
Despite overwhelming participation in the arts, Minnesota artists receive limited national and international attention. So, if artists remain in Minneapolis/St. Paul, can they make a living? On this episode, we speak with people creating and ask how they’re doing. Checking if, in a city that prides itself on arts and culture, it is indeed possible to live the artist life in MSP.
Places, people, and businesses featured:
- The Playwright Center
- Minsky theatre
- Shiela Smith at CreativeMN.org and Minnesota Citizen for the Arts. To keep updated on action at the capital in support of the arts, subscribe to newsletter by emailing email@example.com
- Adrian Daniel Schramm at TiltMN.com
- TC Agenda
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