Excellence in Teaching Fellowships

Nominate a Loft teaching artist for a week-long writing retreat at Madeline Island School of the Arts!

The Loft Literary Center and the Madeline Island School for the Arts (MISA) invite nominations for the 2020 Excellence in Teaching Fellowship.

Three fellows will be awarded one week at MISA to work on a writing project of their choice. 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.

Fellowships include space to write in single-occupancy lodging, on-site meals, and $25 per diem for off-site dinners. Anyone who has taught at the Loft in 2017, 2018, and 2019 is eligible. 2019 Excellence in Teaching Fellows are not eligible for the 2020 fellowship. Three Loft teaching artists will be selected for fellowships at MISA during either of the following fellowship periods:

Summer Fellowship: You may arrive at MISA as early as Friday, July 3 and depart as late as Saturday, July 11, 2020.

Fall Fellowship: You may arrive at MISA as early as Saturday, September 5 and depart as late as Saturday, September 12, 2020.

Nominees may select which date they prefer; however, we cannot guarantee a preferred date. If a nominee is unable to accept a fellowship during the provided dates, an alternate recipient will be awarded the fellowship. Fellowships may not be deferred to the following year. Acceptance of the fellowship is the equivalent of acceptance of these terms.

If you are a Loft teaching artist, encourage your students to nominate fellow teaching artists you feel deserve this award — and, yes, that means you can nominate yourself! Nominations will be accepted through 5 p.m. on Friday, April 10, 2020

Nominees will be notified within the first week of May. (This timeline is approximate and subject to change. We appreciate your patience!)