The Loft Spoken Word Immersion Fellowship


The Loft Spoken Word 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 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.

The Loft Literary Center is excited to announce recipients of the 2017 Spoken Word Immersion Fellowships: Saymoukda Duangphouxay Vongsay (Saint Paul, MN), Diego Vazquez and Marcie Rendon (Minneapolis, MN), #BlackTransMagick, J Mase III & Vita E. (Seattle, WA & Chicago, IL), and Camisha L. Jones (Herndon, Virginia). Alternate Hieu Minh Nguyen and Honorable Mentions Keno Evol, May Lee Yang, and Alysia Harris were also named. For the full release, go here

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Read examples of past successful applications. 

Sample of Successful Proposal/Budget

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Sample of Successful Proposal/Budget 3

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