Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,500
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Molly B. Griffin
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
Completed
Start Date
May 2012
End Date
April 2013
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Hennepin
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,500
Other Funds Leveraged
$2
Direct expenses
$6,502
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Minnesota artists are able to expand or further develop their artistic abilities through varied learning opportunities.

Measurable Outcome(s)

I generated six new picture book manuscripts during the grant year, as I set out to accomplish in my proposal. After drafting each manuscript, I sent it to Phyllis Root for critique. I revised each piece using her comments. I started submitting this new work to editors and agents. Two of the manuscripts that resulted from this project are what I would consider my best new work, and I have been submitting them widely. The other four are an experiment with a series, which I am still working on.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview
Artist Initiative
Project Details
Griffin will generate, revise, and submit for publication, at least six picture book manuscripts, and host a monthly Picture Book Salon to bring together a community of picture book writers in the Twin Cities.
Project Manager
First Name
Molly
Last Name
Griffin
Organization Name
Molly B. Griffin
State
MN
Phone
(612) 269-0327
Email
mollybethgriffin@gmail.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Judson Bemis Jr., Actor, arts administrator, founder and principal of Clere Consulting. Secretary, Minnesota State Arts Board., Ardell Brede, Mayor of Rochester, elected 2002., Peggy Burnet, Businesswoman, art collector, and community volunteer. Chair of the Nominating Committee, Smithsonian National Board. Trustee, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board., Michael Charron, Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board., Sean Dowse, Executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Music Coalition, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies., John Gunyou, City manager, Minnetonka., Benjamin Klipfel, Executive Director, Alexandria Area Arts Association, Inc. Director and arts educator.,Ellen McInnis, Director of Twin Cities government relations, Wells Fargo. Member of Bottineau Boulevard Partnership. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board., Pamela Perri, Executive vice president, Builders Association of Minnesota., Margaret Rapp, Former educator, Saint Paul Academy and Summit School. Officer at-large, Minnesota State Arts Board., Anton Treuer, Professor of Ojibwe, Bemidji State University.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Megan Atwood: Writing instructor, Hamline University. Literary agent, writer, and editor.; Catherine Dybiec Holm: Writer, editor, yoga instructor.; Christine Kolaya: Writer and professor, University of Minnesota Morris.; Ethan Rutherford: Writer; Patrick Thomas: Editor and program manager, Milkweed Editions; Eric Vrooman: Writer and professor, Gustavus Adolphus College; Kao Yang: Writer and educator.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Yes