Operating Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$79,670
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Graywolf Press
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2017
End Date
June 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Anoka
Beltrami
Blue Earth
Cook
Crow Wing
Dakota
Goodhue
Hennepin
Hubbard
Nicollet
Olmsted
Ramsey
Rice
Scott
Stearns
St. Louis
Wabasha
Washington
Winona
Wright
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2017 Regular Session, chapter 91, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$79,670
Other Funds Leveraged
$3,558,807
Direct expenses
$3,558,807
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Graywolf publishes diverse and engaging contemporary literature that has the capacity to stimulate imagination and promote empathy among Minnesotans. Each book will be evaluated on the basis of artistic strength and diversity. Our outreach is evaluated by individual reader responses, event attendance, critical attention, and book sales. 2: Graywolf strengthens the Twin Cities literary community and increases the impact of literature in Minnesota through partnerships and collaboration. Literary community health is measured by the Creative Minnesota study, the caliber of events, and the vitality of bookstores and libraries. Graywolf evaluates the quality and number of our collaborations.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Graywolf published thirty-two books by local, US, and international authors. About 30,000 Minnesotans read Graywolf books and met new narratives and ideas. Graywolf books won or were finalists for many awards during this period, including National Book Awards and National Book Critics Circle Awards. Minnesotans bought our books at 65 bookstores throughout the state, and borrowed books from libraries. 2: Graywolf authors and staff participated in 46 events for 3,234 Minnesotans, which connected writers to readers and educated people about publishing. Graywolf collaborated with the American Literary Translators Association, College of Saint Benedict, Hennepin County Library, Loft Literary Center, Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop, Nawayee Center School, and others on events and school programs.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Catherine Allan, Trish F. Anderson, Carol Bemis, Karin Birkeland, Kathleen Boe, Milo Cumaranatunge, Rick Dow, Mary Ebert, Lee Freeman, Chris Galloway, James Hoecker, Mark Jensen, Tom Joyce, Will Kaul, Michelle Keeley, Chris Kirwan, Jill Koosmann, Jim McCarthy, Maura Rainey McCormack, Zachary McMillan, Cathy Polasky, Mary Polta, Paula Roe, Gail See, James B. Short, Roderic Southall, Debra Stone, Judy Titcomb, Emily Anne Tuttle, Melinda Ward
Project Overview

Operating Support

Project Details

Graywolf Press is a leading independent publisher committed to the discovery and energetic publication of twenty-first century American and international literature. We champion outstanding writers at all stages of their careers to ensure that adventurous readers can find underrepresented and diverse voices in a crowded marketplace. We believe works of literature nourish the reader's spirit and enrich the broader culture, and that they must be supported by attentive editing, compelling design, and creative promotion.

Project Manager
First Name
Katie
Last Name
Dublinski
Organization Name
Graywolf Press
Street Address
250 3rd Ave N Ste 600
City
Minneapolis
State
MN
Zip Code
55401
Phone
(651) 641-0077
Email
dublinski@graywolfpress.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Ardell Brede: Mayor of Rochester, elected 2002.; Peggy Burnet: Businesswoman, art collector, and community volunteer. Member of the Smithsonian National Board. Former chair of the board, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Uri Camarena: Business consultant, Metropolitan Economic Development Association. Board chair, Minneapolis College of Art and Design.; Michael Charron: Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Officer-at-large, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Rebecca Davis-Lee: Touring pianist, piano and music theory teacher. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Sean Dowse, Mayor of Red Wing, elected 2016. Former executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Citizens for the Arts. Secretary/Treasurer, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies.; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist; Dobson West: Senior advisor, Spell Capital Partners Fund; Christina Widdess: Arts organization consultant; former managing director, Penumbra Theatre. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Ardell Brede: Mayor of Rochester, elected 2002.; Peggy Burnet: Businesswoman, art collector, and community volunteer. Member of the Smithsonian National Board. Former chair of the board, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Uri Camarena: Business consultant, Metropolitan Economic Development Association. Board chair, Minneapolis College of Art and Design.; Michael Charron: Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Officer-at-large, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Rebecca Davis-Lee: Touring pianist, piano and music theory teacher. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Sean Dowse, Mayor of Red Wing, elected 2016. Former executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Citizens for the Arts. Secretary/Treasurer, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies.; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist; Dobson West: Senior advisor, Spell Capital Partners Fund; Christina Widdess: Arts organization consultant; former managing director, Penumbra Theatre. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No