Minnesota's Legacy

Operating Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$49,896
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Milkweed Editions, Inc. AKA Milkweed Editions
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2017
End Date
June 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Anoka
Blue Earth
Cass
Cook
Crow Wing
Douglas
Fillmore
Hennepin
Isanti
Itasca
Kandiyohi
Lake
Lyon
Morrison
Nobles
Pine
Ramsey
Rice
Stearns
St. Louis
Washington
Anoka
Blue Earth
Cass
Cook
Crow Wing
Douglas
Fillmore
Hennepin
Isanti
Itasca
Kandiyohi
Lake
Lyon
Morrison
Nobles
Pine
Ramsey
Rice
Stearns
St. Louis
Washington
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
$49,896
Other Funds Leveraged
$1,589,744
Direct expenses
$1,589,744
Administration costs
$7,513
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Publish outstanding works of transformative literature by diverse voices, books that have the power to change the way readers see the world. We will track the number of new titles we acquire, the demographics of our authors, the support we provide to our authors, and survey readers to assess the impact of our publications on their lives. 2: Engage a broad community in the kind of cultural conversations facilitated uniquely by literature. We will track the number of author events across Minnesota, print and e-book sales, review/award attention, and public engagement with our digital channels.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Minnesotans learned about different ways of being in and seeing the world as a result of reading new books published by Milkweed Editions. Milkweed surveyed readers over email and social media, gathered commentary from online book review sources, and observed audience comments and questions at author events. 2: Community was created as Minnesotans directly engaged with writers and other readers around books. Milkweed tracked the number of author events and event attendees, observed conversations and connections made at these events, and talked with readers visiting our bookstore.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Mary Aamoth, Lynn Abrahamsen, Bill Ankeny, Keith Bednarowski, Barry Berg, Cassie Cramer, Chris Crosby, Veena Deo, Geoff Gothro, Libby Hlavka, Bill Hogle, Hart Kuller, Chris Malecek, Kate Moos, Sheila Morgan, Matt Murphy, Robin Nelson, Emily Nicoll, Janet Polli, Alicia Reuter, Daniel Slager, Stephanie Sommer
Project Overview

Operating Support

Project Details

The mission of Milkweed Editions is to identify, nurture, and publish transformative literature, and build an engaged community around it.

Project Manager
First Name
Meagan
Last Name
Bachmayer
Organization Name
Milkweed Editions, Inc. AKA Milkweed Editions
Street Address
1011 Washington Ave S Ste 300
City
Minneapolis
State
MN
Zip Code
55415-3015
Phone
(612) 332-3192
Email
meagan_bachmayer@milkweed.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