Meet Incoming Executive Director Arleta M. Little

Photo of executive Arleta Little in front of podium with Loft logo

After a comprehensive, national search that lasted the better part of 2021, the Loft welcomed Arleta M. Little as its new executive director. She will begin her tenure in March of 2022. 

For the past eight years, Arleta directed the McKnight Artist Fellowships, and prior to that, she served as the executive director of the Givens Foundation for African American Literature. You can find a more detailed history—including her publications—by visiting her bio page and by reading the official press release.

Arleta's hire has garnered attention from the Star Tribune, the Pioneer PressNewsbreakYahoo NewsWorld Nation NewsPublisher's Weekly, and MSP Magazine. Click on the embedded links to find individual stories.