Iowa Arts Council - Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs
Contact: Veronica O'Hern
Grants & Program Specialist

Apply for a Grant

The Iowa Arts Council is committed to enriching the quality of life for Iowans through support of the arts. Funding for the Iowa Arts Council is provided by the State of Iowa and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. The Iowa Arts Council also administers grant programs on behalf of its parent agency, the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs.

Who Can Apply?




Online Application Submission

Applicants must submit applications via the Iowa Arts Council’s SlideRoom, an online application portal. Applications will not be accepted in any other format. All current open application form will be posted on the Iowa Arts Council’s SlideRoom.

Applicants can visit the SlideRoom Help Desk for technical assistance on submitting an application using the Iowa Arts Council’s SlideRoom.

Grantwriting Tools

Grant Writing Tips
The Grant Writing Tips handout provides applicants with helpful tips to consider when writing a grant proposal.

Glossary of Terms & Definitions
Applicants should refer to the Iowa Arts Council’s Glossary for clarification of program terms and definitions.