Recently Awarded Grants

Fiscal Year 2009 / Mini Grants: September


The Iowa Arts Council received 13 eligible Mini grant applications for the September round. Applicants requested a total of $16,920 for Arts projects. Six projects were funded totaling $8640.00. There is a possible total score of 44 points. Although a score of 33 or above would be considered fundable, available funding did not allow for grants scoring below 34, leaving many worthwhile projects unfunded.

Nodaway Valley Community School District, Greenfield
Barbara Vaske Artist in Residency
Nodaway Valley Schools & E.E. Warren Opera House will use funding to support the display of Barbara Vaske's artwork and International Children's Art Exhibition (ICAE) in November.  The display will beNov. 5-28. The residency will take place Nov. 10-14.  Meet the artists at Opera House Nov.15: Ms. Vaske, ICAE winners and student residency work. Free to the public.

Larassa Kabel, Des Moines
When am I not Myself
This IAC grant will fund the creation of 8 drawings exploring the ideas of beauty, sexuality and identity.

David Fleming, Fairfield
An Abstract Painter Explores Ceramic Sculpture
Grant funds will enable abstract painter David Fleming to continue his recent exploration of organic, hand-built, sculptural ceramic forms; to produce a series of 20 or more works of exhibition quality ceramic sculpture; and include images of these in a new section of his website. Funds will be used for the costs of studio time, materials, professional critiques, and website services.

Central College, Pella
Lakota Sioux Dance Theater
With this funding support the Lakota Sioux Dance Theater will present a convocation for all first year students and faculty teaching the first year course on Thursday, Nov. 6.  They will visit several classes throughout the day and present a public performance that evening.

Coralville Parks and  Recreation Department, Coralville
After-School Arts
During the 2008-09 school year, Coralville Parks & Recreation will use this grant to offer free after-school activities for 5th-8th grade students, including weekly hip-hop dance classes led by Nolte Academy of Dance, harmonica lessons by blues musician Kevin Burt, and a drama class led by a recent graduate of the UI cinema department.

Ames Public Library, Ames
Fall for Ames Concert Featuring TazBand
Grant funding will support a concert featuring an Iowa Blues group, the TazBand.  The  goal is to provide diverse types of high quality music for community members to enjoy at a low cost. We are especially interested in reaching out to people who may be new to the arts scene.