Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Danielle Sosin
Recipient Type
Start Date
January 2015
End Date
December 2015
Activity Type
Counties Affected
St. Louis
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

To take on fewer jobs and spend focused time revising my novel. To find representation for my work. To engage the public in two events at the Duluth Public Library. A solid revision of the novel. The retention of a literary agent. And public attendance at two community events at the Duluth Public Library.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Writing time. Part-time work only during the grant year. Nearly ready to send the novel to agents. Fiction writing workshop at the Duluth Public Library. Number of hours worked at part-time jobs. I did not attempt to find representation for my novel as it is not ready, though I did make connections with other agented writers, which will help in the process. Attendance and feedback from the Duluth Public Library's Winter Reading Series Workshop.

Description of Funds
Project Overview
Artist Initiative
Project Details
Sosin will revise her work in progress novel and research literary agents to find representation for her work. She will engage Minnesotans through the Duluth Public Library's Winter Reading Series and through a workshop to be held for library patrons.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Danielle Sosin
(218) 260-0459
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
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. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Rebecca Davis-Lee: Touring pianist, piano and music theory teacher; Wendy Dayton: Arts and community leader and philanthropist.; Sean Dowse, Executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Music Coalition, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, Treasurer, Minnesota State Arts Board.; David Glenn: Executive director of the Minnesota Project, ceramic artist; Ellen McInnis: Director of Twin Cities government relations, Wells Fargo. Member of Bottineau Boulevard Partnership. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Lesley Arimah: Writer and novelist; Anne Erickson: Freelance writer, college instructor in composition; Keith Hollihan: Novelist, freelance writer, ghostwriter and communications consultant; Cole Perry: Northern Minnesota novelist; Kathryn Savage: Education outreach manager, The Loft Literary Center; Lisa Steinmann: Collaborative development manager for partners Saint Paul Almanac, Juxtaposition Arts and Givens Foundation for African American Literature; Olivia Traczyk: Marketing coordinator, Consortium Book Sales and Distribution, writer, editor, and manuscript reviewer
Conflict of Interest Disclosed