Minnesota's Legacy

Operating Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$78,021
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Graywolf Press
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2015
End Date
June 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Aitkin
Anoka
Becker
Beltrami
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Carlton
Carver
Cass
Chippewa
Chisago
Clay
Clearwater
Cook
Cottonwood
Crow Wing
Dakota
Dodge
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Grant
Hennepin
Houston
Hubbard
Isanti
Itasca
Jackson
Kanabec
Kandiyohi
Kittson
Koochiching
Lac qui Parle
Lake
Lake of the Woods
Le Sueur
Lincoln
Lyon
Mahnomen
Marshall
Martin
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Mower
Murray
Nicollet
Nobles
Norman
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pennington
Pine
Pipestone
Polk
Pope
Ramsey
Red Lake
Redwood
Renville
Rice
Rock
Roseau
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
Stearns
Steele
Stevens
St. Louis
Swift
Todd
Traverse
Wabasha
Wadena
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Wilkin
Winona
Wright
Yellow Medicine
Aitkin
Anoka
Becker
Beltrami
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Carlton
Carver
Cass
Chippewa
Chisago
Clay
Clearwater
Cook
Cottonwood
Crow Wing
Dakota
Dodge
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Grant
Hennepin
Houston
Hubbard
Isanti
Itasca
Jackson
Kanabec
Kandiyohi
Kittson
Koochiching
Lac qui Parle
Lake
Lake of the Woods
Le Sueur
Lincoln
Lyon
Mahnomen
Marshall
Martin
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Mower
Murray
Nicollet
Nobles
Norman
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pennington
Pine
Pipestone
Polk
Pope
Ramsey
Red Lake
Redwood
Renville
Rice
Rock
Roseau
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
Stearns
Steele
Stevens
St. Louis
Swift
Todd
Traverse
Wabasha
Wadena
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Wilkin
Winona
Wright
Yellow Medicine
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$78,021
Other Funds Leveraged
$2,551,680
Direct expenses
$2,629,701
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Build a leading list of creative writing by publishing 30 high quality books (fiction, literary nonfiction, and poetry). Graywolf will follow a rigorous schedule for book production and analyze the impact of editorial and publicity efforts through review coverage, awards, and reader responses. 2: Reach 250,000 readers, schedule twenty author readings attended by 1,000 Minnesotans, and collaborate with four major local institutions. Graywolf will use traditional and innovative marketing to connect authors and audiences; track book sales; evaluate the attendance and cultural impact of collaborative events and programs.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Graywolf published 30 books (poetry, fiction, nonfiction) by a diverse range of authors. These generated critical acclaim within and beyond Minnesota. Titles received sixteen reviews in the Star Tribune and 21 in the New York Times. The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson won a National Book Critics Circle Award and Four-Legged Girl by Diane Seuss was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. 2: Graywolf reached 469,000 readers, held fourteen readings for 2,500 Minnesotans, and partnered with six major institutions, including Minnesota Public Radio. Graywolf interacted with 295K social media users daily, drew 213K unique web visitors, and sold 313,145 books. Events by Eula Biss (vaccines) and Claudia Rankine (race) contributed literary perspectives on cultural issues.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Catherine Allan, Trish Anderson, Carol Bemis, Mary Ebert, Lee Freeman, Christine Galloway, Jim Hoecker, Mark Jensen, Tom Joyce, Will Kaul, Chris Kirwan, Ann MacDonald, Jim McCarthy, Ed McConaghay, Allie Pohlad, Cathy Polasky, Mary Polta, Bruno Quinson, Paula Roe, Gail See, Roderic Southall, Judy Titcomb, Emily Anne Tuttle, Melinda Ward
Project Overview
Operating Support
Project Details
General operating support
Project Manager
First Name
Leslie
Last Name
Johnson
Organization Name
Graywolf Press
Street Address
250 3rd Ave N Ste 600
City
Minneapolis
State
MN
Zip Code
55401
Phone
(651) 641-0077
Email
johnson@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. 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; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist
Advisory Group 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; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No