Operating Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$44,965
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Coffee House Press
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2017
End Date
June 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Anoka
Becker
Beltrami
Carver
Clay
Cook
Dakota
Hennepin
Houston
McLeod
Morrison
Nicollet
Ramsey
Rice
Scott
Stearns
St. Louis
Wabasha
Waseca
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
$44,965
Other Funds Leveraged
$1,146,260
Direct expenses
$1,146,260
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

CHP will publish eighteen new titles, maintain a backlist of over 350 and produce programs that engage more Minnesotans with the reading experience. Writers, artists, and program partners will be pre- and post-surveyed on their expectations of publishers. 2: CHP supports the careers of all its authors and make their work available to the state, nation, and world. CHP will survey the writers and artists we publish and work with through programming to assess quantitative change in their reach via events, publicity, and other forms of community engagement.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Published eighteen new titles and maintained backlist titles, and engaged more than 1,200 Minnesotans via In the Stacks program, readings, and other events. Surveyed writers/artists about their experiences, surveyed attendees/event participants, tracked events attendance, analyzed data/figures, and surveyed/interviewed library partners about local impact for In the Stacks. 2: Over 600 press mentions of CHP books, two by Minnesota authors; one Pulitzer Prize finalist with six United States printings and foreign rights in seven countries/eight languages. Tracked book sales; gathered press/media attention and recognition for titles; monitored awards/nominations and their impact on sales, international interest, author recognition.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Carol Mack, Patricia Beithon, Malcolm McDermid, Louise Copeland, Suzanne Allen, Andrew Brantingham, William Hardacker, Carl Horsch, Kenneth Kahn, Stephen Keating, Peggy Korsmo-Kennon, Jennifer Kwon Dobbs, Sarah Lutman, Sjur Midness, Maureen Millea Smith, Enrique Olivarez, Jr., Robin Preble, Marla Stack, Paul Stembler, Melissa Wray, Chris Fischbach
Project Overview

Operating Support

Project Details

The mission of Coffee House Press is to publish exciting, vital, and enduring authors of our time; to delight and inspire readers; to contribute to the cultural life of our community; and to enrich our literary heritage. By building on the best traditions of publishing and the book arts, we produce books that celebrate imagination, innovation in the craft of writing, and the many authentic voices of the American experience.

Project Manager
First Name
Christopher
Last Name
Fischbach
Organization Name
Coffee House Press
Street Address
79 13th Ave NE Ste 110
City
Minneapolis
State
MN
Zip Code
55413
Phone
(612) 338-0125
Email
fish@coffeehousepress.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