mnartists.org is an online database of Minnesota artists and arts organizations in all disciplines that seeks to improve the lives of Minnesota artists and provide access to and engagement with Minnesota's arts culture. It offers Minnesota-based artists a central gathering place on the Web as a marketplace and community hub, and offers the public a new way to explore art and get to know Minnesota artists. Although the database is not specifically oriented to arts for change, artists' self-defined categories include social/political performance art, environmental art, and engagement. In addition to providing artists and organizations with a web page containing images and information, mnartists.org provides news and features about the local arts scene. mnartists.org was developed after a survey of Minnesota artists conducted by The McKnight Foundation revealed the survival struggles of individual artists.