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The Loft Spoken Word Immersion Fellowship


2016 Grant: Application Deadline October 23, 2015

The Loft Spoken Word Immersion Fellowship is now open for applications. The Immersion Fellowship is for artists of color and Indigenous artists and provides writers financial support and professional assistance to develop and implement community learning and enrichment plans. 

Winners will be selected to receive grants of $7,500 to underwrite projects of their own design. At least one winner will be a Minnesota resident. Four winners will be selected.

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Read examples of past successful applications. 

Sample of Successful Proposal/Budget

Sample of Successful Proposal/Budget 2

Sample of Successful Proposal/Budget 3

The Loft Spoken Word Immersion Fellowship is made possible by the Surdna Foundation.