Youth Access Funds
The Loft is pleased to announce our partnership with Minnesota Afterschool Advance will offer access funding to our youth writing camps and classes this summer. Access Funds through Minnesota Afterschool Advance (MAA) reduce the cost of class tuition by 75%. For more information, and to access the access fund application, please visit MAA’s website here.
All Loft writing classes can be viewed here. The links for the specific grade levels are below.
Please contact the Loft’s education department at 612-379-8999 or email@example.com or Youth Program Manager Lucia LoTempio, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have any questions regarding youth access funding through MAA.
Adult Access Funds
Adult summer access fund applications are live on Submittable as of Friday, April 22, 2022 at 5 PM CST. The applications will close on Saturday, August 20, 2022 at 11:59 PM CST. You can apply here.
For the summer, the Loft will be shifting to an Access Fund Pool model. The Loft's Access Fund Pool model allows you to submit a single online application for adult class access. These opportunities are available to individuals on public assistance. Once accepted, available Access Fund seats are emailed out as they become available, about 1-2 times a month. These email alerts will give you access to a list of available classes. If you are interested in any of these classes, you will need to call the Loft Education office at 612-379-8999 to claim your class and be given a promo code (applied during checkout) that will provide a 95% reduction in tuition for a class. The recipient pays the remaining 5% cost, which will vary depending on the regular price of the class.
Please note: these seats are offered first-come first-served, about a week to two weeks before the respective class starts. Meaning, you'll have to wait for a class that matches your interests and schedule.
To apply, please provide proof of eligibility that includes:
1) Your name & address
2) Public assistance program name
3) A recent date
Then, use your mobile phone's camera, scanner, or good old snail mail to send us your documentation, along with your online application here.
Wordsmith Access Funds
Wordsmith Access Funds are now open for applications. See details and application on the main conference page.