Recently Awarded Grants

Fiscal Year 2008 / Mini Grants: September

The Iowa Arts Council received 18 eligible Mini grant applications for the September round.We received a total of$25,325 in requested funds. Of those, 6 were selected for funding, totaling $8,625Out of a possible score of 44, the highest score of those selected for funding was 38 the lowest at 35.

Nodaway Valley Community School District, Greenfield
John Jannenga Artist in Residency, $1,500
Grant funding supports the Nodaway Valley Schools & E.E. Warren Opera House for an exhibition of International Children's Art and John Jannenga artwork, Nov. 7-28. Jannenga will also conduct an artist in residency at school Nov. 12-16. Meet the artists at Opera House, Nov. 17: Mr. Jannenga & ICAE winners, core group display. Free to the public.

Robert John Ford, Des Moines
Orchestrations for CAUCUS! THE MUSICAL, $1,125
Mini-grant funding from the IAC will be used to pay a portion of a fee to David Sharp, an acclaimed Iowa-based music arranger, for his instrumental orchestrations for CAUCUS! THE MUSICAL, an original play (scheduled for production in December/January) that received major-grant funding from the IAC earlier this year.

Ashley Sandor Sidon, Des Moines
CD Recording of Cello Transcriptions, $1,500
Grant funding will allow artist, Ashley Sandor Sidon to record classical cello music for a professional label. This recording will reach a wide audience, expose listeners to new transcriptions, and provide recognition to Drake. The key participants are Nicholas Roth, Assistant Professor of Piano at Drake, and Tony Schmitt, Des Moines recording engineer.

Central College , Pella
Margolis Brown Performing Theatre, $1,500
Iowa Arts Council funding supports the Margolis Brown Performing Theatre for a performance at Central College October 10-13, 2007. "The Human Show" is scheduled three times and offering six workshops open to students and the community. Students in Intersections will be required to attend a performance as part of their coursework on the topic "Perspectives on Human Nature".

Iowa City Experimental Film Festival, Inc., Iowa City
Iowa City Experimental Film Festival 2007, $1,500
Iowa City Experimental Film Festival will take place October 4th-6th in Iowa City. This year's festival funded in part by the Iowa Arts Council, will consist of competition film programs chosen from over 180 submissions, two juror screenings of work by Naomi Uman and Bill Brown, and numerous participatory community events.

Autumn Hill Books, Inc., Iowa City
Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh, $1,500
Slobodan Novak is a major 20th-century European prose writer, whose works include a half dozen novels and story collections. Funding is for the proposed translation, by Celia Hawkesworth, of his 1968 Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh is based on the author's revisions to nine editions of his award-winning novel in Croatia over three decades.