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Excellence in Teaching Fellowships

The Loft Literary Center and the Madeline Island School for the Arts (MISA) invite nominations for the Excellence in Teaching Fellowship. Fellows receive one week at MISA to work on a writing project of their choice. Single occupancy lodging on the MISA campus is provided. Meals, including continental breakfast and box lunch at the MISA facility and a $20.00 per diem for dinner at an area restaurant are included. Transportation to and from MISA is not included.

MISA is one of the nation’s premier art and craft schools and is located on a uniquely restored Wisconsin dairy farm on Lake Superior’s Madeline Island, one of the Apostle Islands. The beauty of the natural environment, with its quaint village atmosphere, provides the perfect setting for writers to work on their craft.

Three fellowships will be awarded in 2015. Fellowship dates are:

  • Week of May 18—arrive May 17, depart May 22 or 23
  • Week of Aug 31—arrive Aug 30, depart Sep 4 or 5
  • Week of Oct 5—arrive Oct 4, depart Oct 9 or 10

Teaching Artists who have taught an adult, youth, online class or single session at the Loft during 2014. Loft staff are not eligible.

Nomination Process

Students and Teaching Artists may nominate Teaching Artists. Teaching Artists may also nominate themselves. Complete the nomination form and submit it by December 5, 2014 to:

Adult Education Manager
Loft Literary Center
1011 Washington Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Nominations may also be sent as an MS Word attachment to lmundt@loft.org


Fellowships will be awarded to Teaching Artists who ranked highest in students evaluations of teaching effectiveness during 2013. In case of equivalent rankings, the fellowship will be awarded by random drawing.


Teaching Artists awarded fellowships will be notified no later than January 13, 2015.

Guidelines and Nomination Form

Download guidelines and nomination form (DOC)