Not only the individual, but the entire community – even those who do not participate directly. The former idea of perceiving arts and culture as simply entertainment is being replaced by the idea that the ripple effects of the arts have a direct impact on everyone.
The health of the arts and culture sector is directly intertwined with the health of our community. In addition to cultural enrichment; arts and culture create jobs, revitalize neighborhoods, reduce crime, increase tourism, support economic growth, and promote a sense of civic pride in our community.
This is the vision of Twin Rivers Council for the Arts – to advocate for and work towards a healthy arts community that has a ripple effect on all of our citizens. Twin Rivers plays a crucial role in creating partnerships between the business, cultural, and academic communities, advocating for arts and culture as it relates to community and economic development, educating local artists and cultural groups on the business of art and connecting the Greater Mankato community to more arts and cultural opportunities.
"Twin Rivers provides the infrastructure for the community to support arts to create culture." - Brian Frink, TRCA board member