MINNEAPOLIS — National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa announced today that The Loft Literary Center is one of 886 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant.
The Loft is recommended for a $55,000 grant to support in-house and online classes, workshops, conferences, mentorships, readings, and author dialogues designed for both casual participants and writers with literary career goals.
NEA Acting Chairman Shigekawa said, “The NEA is pleased to announce that The Loft Literary Center is recommended for an NEA Art Works grant. These NEA-supported projects will not only have a positive impact on local economies, but will also provide opportunities for people of all ages to participate in the arts, help our communities to become more vibrant, and support our nation’s artists as they contribute to our cultural landscape.”
The Loft is thrilled to receive an Art Works grant in support of our efforts to advance the artistic development of writers, foster a thriving literary community, and inspire a passion for literature.
Art Works grants support the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and enhancement of the livability of communities through the arts. The NEA received 1,515 eligible applications under the Art Works category, requesting more than $76 million in funding. Of those applications, 886 are recommended for grants for a total of $25.8 million.
For a complete listing of projects recommended for Art Works grant support, please visit the NEA website at arts.gov.
Incorporated in 1975, The Loft Literary Center is one of the nation’s leading independent literary centers. The Loft advances the artistic development of writers, fosters a thriving literary community, and inspires a passion for literature.