In November 2008, Minnesotans passed the Clean Water, Land, and Legacy Amendment to the Minnesota Constitution.
As a result, over the next twenty-five years, 3/8 of one percent of the state’s sales tax will be dedicated as follows:
33 percent to a clean water fund,
33 percent to an outdoor heritage fund,
14.25 percent to a parks and trails fund, and
19.75 percent to an Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund
Proceeds from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund “may be spent only on arts, arts education and arts access and to preserve Minnesota’s history and cultural heritage.”
The Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund receives 19.75 percent of the sales tax revenue resulting from the Legacy amendment to support arts, arts education and arts access, and to preserve Minnesota’s history and cultural heritage. Based on current sales tax revenue, Minnesotans will invest more than $1.2 billion in arts and cultural heritage fund projects and programs over the 25 year life of the tax.
The following projects are fully funded by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Funded Projects for 2020-2021
Niijii Radio’s Minnesota Mixdown Music Series
Niijii’s Minnesota Mixdown Series brings art and culture into rural communities into our listening region. Niijii invites Minnesota musicians and visual artists to share their talents and stories with different communities in our listening area. Every two months choose musician and/or visual artist from Minnesota to perform live and on the air at different towns in the listening area.
Taste of Talent on the Road