Minnesota's Legacy

Operating Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$59,890
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 2011
End Date
June 2012
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Anoka
Becker
Beltrami
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Carlton
Carver
Chisago
Clay
Crow Wing
Dakota
Freeborn
Goodhue
Hennepin
Hubbard
Isanti
Itasca
Jackson
Kandiyohi
Kittson
Lake
Le Sueur
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Murray
Nicollet
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pine
Ramsey
Rice
St. Louis
Scott
Sherburne
Stearns
Stevens
Wabasha
Wadena
Washington
Winona
Wright
Anoka
Becker
Beltrami
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Carlton
Carver
Chisago
Clay
Crow Wing
Dakota
Freeborn
Goodhue
Hennepin
Hubbard
Isanti
Itasca
Jackson
Kandiyohi
Kittson
Lake
Le Sueur
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Murray
Nicollet
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pine
Ramsey
Rice
St. Louis
Scott
Sherburne
Stearns
Stevens
Wabasha
Wadena
Washington
Winona
Wright
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$59,890
Other Funds Leveraged
$2,229,441
Direct expenses
$2,289,331
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

1. Increasing numbers of people of all ages, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds and at all stages of artistic development participate in creative writing and literary events. 2. Minnesota’s writing community is strong and vibrant and reflects the many voices of our rapidly changing state. Measure the number of participants in readings, performances, events, and classes.

Measurable Outcome(s)

1. While class enrollment decreased in 2011, a response to the "new normal," the Loft succeeded at broadening participation by seniors with a free writing conference "for writers 50 and better." Additional free programming reached 265 youth and 257 adults. We had 4,244 class registrations (14% low income), and 20,238 people attended readings and events. Expanded literary content doubled the unique visitors to our website. 2. To cultivate diverse voices, the Loft supported seven culturally distinct writing g

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
T. J. Conley, Lorena Duarte, Neil Erickson, Dobby Gibson, Jocelyn Hale, Sharon Hendry, Rachael Jarosh, Lorna Landvik, Edward Bok Lee, Susan Lenfestey, Jim Levi, Alisa Miller, Isabell Monk O'Connor, Carla Paulson, John Schenk, Angela Shannon, Ruth Shields, Karen Sternal, Sarah Stoesz, Faith Sullivan, Bryan Thao Worra, Kamau Witherspoon, Margaret Wurtele
Project Overview
Operating Support
Project Details
General operating support
Project Manager
First Name
Beth
Last Name
Schoeppler
Organization Name
Loft, Inc. AKA The Loft Literary Center
Street Address
1011 Washington Ave S Ste 200
City
Minneapolis
State
MN
Zip Code
55415-1278
Phone
(612) 215-2580
Email
bschoeppler@loft.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Judson Bemis Jr., Actor, arts administrator, founder and principal of Clere Consulting. Secretary, Minnesota State Arts Board., 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. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board., Sean Dowse, Executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Music Coalition, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies., John Gunyou, City manager, Minnetonka., Ellen McInnis, Director of Twin Cities government relations, Wells Fargo. Member of Bottineau Boulevard Partnership. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board., Pamela Perri, Executive vice president, Builders Association of Minnesota., Margaret Rapp, Former educator, Saint Paul Academy and Summit School. Officer at-large, Minnesota State Arts Board., Anton Treuer, Professor of Ojibwe, Bemidji State University.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Judson Bemis Jr., Actor, arts administrator, founder and principal of Clere Consulting. Secretary, Minnesota State Arts Board., 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. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board., Sean Dowse, Executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Music Coalition, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies., John Gunyou, City manager, Minnetonka., Ellen McInnis, Director of Twin Cities government relations, Wells Fargo. Member of Bottineau Boulevard Partnership. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board., Pamela Perri, Executive vice president, Builders Association of Minnesota., Margaret Rapp, Former educator, Saint Paul Academy and Summit School. Officer at-large, Minnesota State Arts Board., Anton Treuer, Professor of Ojibwe, Bemidji State University.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No