Recently Awarded Grants

Fiscal Year 2006 / Mini Grants: January


The Iowa Arts Council received 19 Mini Grant applications for the month of January, totaling $25,092 in funding requests. Of the 19 applications, six were selected for a funding total of $9,000. The scores for those selected for funding ranged from 38.5 to 37 out of a possible score of 44.


Town & Country Arts, Dunlap
Opera Iowa Comes to Harrison County

Opera Iowa will come to Boyer Valley Community School in Dunlap to perform Three Little Pigs for Harrison County third grade students. The students will be bussed from five area public schools and one parochial school. In the evening Opera Iowa will present Cosi fan Tutte for Harrison county families.

Edgar East, Waterloo
Afro Latin Songs, Drums and Dances

Musician Ed East will create a company which will perform folkloric, Latin American songs and dances of African origins accompanied by folkloric percussion ensemble. He will be assisted by musician Paul Cunliffe, Jim Dreier, Karin Stein and dancer/choreographer Dan Starks.

Central College, Pella
Blackfriars Stage Company

Central College plans to bring the Blackfriars Stage Company to campus for a three-day engagement in March. The troupe will perform three shows, participate in discussion sessions and lead six workshops for area high school students, college students and community participants.

Iowa B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation, Inc, Iowa City
Jewish Folk Music in Iowa

The University of Iowa Hillel will host performances in Iowa City and Des Moines of Jewish folk music and screenings of Yale Strom's documentary, A Man From Munkacs: Gypsy Klezmer. The events will combine talents of Iowa musicians, Oleg Timofeyev and Natalia Timofeyeva, with celebrated guest artists Norbert Stachel and Yale Strom.

KCCK Radio, Cedar Rapids
Jazz at the 'Brary

Jazz at the 'Brary is a live jazz education program with KCCK jazz radio producers and a jazz quartet led by IAC roster artist, Dennis McPartland, using live music, narration and visuals to explore the lives, careers and music of jazz greats Thelonius Monk and Charles Mingus. The free program will be performed February 3 at the Cedar Rapids Public Library and on February 10 at the Iowa City Public Library.

Alice McGary, Ames
Fireflies - A Sound Recording of Iowa Music

The CD of Fireflies — a musical recording of the Barn Owl Band, the Porch Stompers, and SlowPoke — will include the original work of musicians Alice McGary and Rick Exner. The CD will be produced in a newly created home recording studio.