Loring Collective

A nonprofit organization

Who We Are:

Loring Collective is a queer creative nonprofit that formed in 2019 with a mission to empower queer creatives in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. We work hard to empower queer creatives in both musical and visual mediums.

Our Home - the Haus of Loring:

In August 2021, Loring Collective acquired the Haus of Loring through a Flexible Support Grant with the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council.  

The ultimate goal of the Haus is to provide the queer creative community of Minneapolis and Saint Paul a safe space to experience and showcase their creative talents. To this day, we are proud to be able to provide this space for free to queer creatives thanks to a dedicated donor base.

What We’ve Accomplished:

Since opening the doors of the Haus of Loring to the community in 2021, the Haus of Loring has hosted several wildly successful events featuring countless queer creatives, including:

- two semi-virtual Loring Awards in 2022 and 2023 

- multiple intimate music performances the revival of the Mermaid Production’s Abortion Chronicles 

- the world premiere of Loring Production’s queer play Artistic Tendencies 

- a queer fashion show featuring local queer designers and models weekly Dungeons and Dragons sessions with local queer players

- 501c3 independence as of November 2023.

- and so much more!

Where We’re Headed:

We know there are great things in store for our collective and our space. We invite those interested in utilizing the Haus to email info@loringcollective.com with event ideas and any questions they may have.

To learn more, visit our website.

Organization Data


Organization name

Loring Collective

other names

Haus of Loring

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Arts & Culture Education Community


1516 W Lake St #105
Minneapolis, MN 55408



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