Minnesota's Legacy

Operating Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$58,764
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Loft, Inc. AKA The Loft Literary Center
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
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Carlton
Carver
Cass
Chippewa
Chisago
Clay
Cook
Crow Wing
Dakota
Douglas
Fillmore
Goodhue
Hennepin
Hubbard
Isanti
Itasca
Kandiyohi
Kittson
Koochiching
Lac qui Parle
Lake
Le Sueur
Martin
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Nicollet
Nobles
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pine
Polk
Pope
Ramsey
Redwood
Rice
Roseau
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
Stearns
Steele
St. Louis
Wabasha
Wadena
Waseca
Washington
Winona
Wright
Anoka
Becker
Beltrami
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Carlton
Carver
Cass
Chippewa
Chisago
Clay
Cook
Crow Wing
Dakota
Douglas
Fillmore
Goodhue
Hennepin
Hubbard
Isanti
Itasca
Kandiyohi
Kittson
Koochiching
Lac qui Parle
Lake
Le Sueur
Martin
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Nicollet
Nobles
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pine
Polk
Pope
Ramsey
Redwood
Rice
Roseau
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
Stearns
Steele
St. Louis
Wabasha
Wadena
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
$58,764
Other Funds Leveraged
$2,203,157
Direct expenses
$2,203,157
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

A broader range of mission-aligned Loft programs are accessible to, appeal to, and are highly rated by diverse Minnesota participants. Compare participant survey responses to classes, events, and other programs with FY 2016-FY 2017 benchmarks; track participation in expanded programming and overall participant demographic diversity. 2: Participants in Loft programs and activities indicate specific learning and expanded thinking on a range of literary and non-literary topics. Participant surveys measuring impact of Loft activity on learning, qualifications of teaching artist/presenter, and impact of activity on participant thinking about a given major topic.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Expanded inclusive program offerings; 93.5%-100% favorability ratings across all mission-aligned measures and program activities. Class/conference participant and event attendee surveys with ratings, written feedback, access input; participant demographics; comparison with prior year benchmarks; comments/ratings on new programs and program activities. 2: 98%+ participants rated teaching artists highly; 98%-100% noted learning on topic/subject; 96.5%-99% expanded thinking/conversation on the topic. Surveyed program participants of all ages/backgrounds, readers and writers; obtained written feedback via surveys and from fellowship/mentorship program participants and in-depth input on new programs/activities.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Jack El-Hai, Nathan Perez, Eric Roberts, Anika Fajardo, Britt Udesen, Marge Barrett, Cynthia Gehrig, Kathryn Haddad, Marlon James, Rosemarie Kelly Ndupuechi, Carrie Obry, Sarah Olson, Jeff Ondich, John Schenk, Elizabeth Schott
Project Overview

Operating Support

Project Details

The Loft advances the artistic development of writers, fosters a thriving literary community, and inspires a passion for literature.

Project Manager
First Name
Beth
Last Name
Schoeppler
Organization Name
Loft, Inc. AKA The Loft Literary Center
Street Address
1011 Washington Ave S Open Book Ste 200
City
Minneapolis
State
MN
Zip Code
55415-1278
Phone
(612) 215-2575x 2580
Email
bschoeppler@loft.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