IAC Press Release

For Immediate Release: March 26, 2008

Contact: Jeff Morgan
Public Relations

Iowa Arts Council visits Okoboji Dec. 4-5

“Office on the Road” and board of trustee meetings scheduled

(DES MOINES, Iowa)— The Iowa Arts Council will hold an “Office on the Road” and board of trustees meetings next month at the Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center, 1405 Highway 71, in Okoboji.

IAC’s Office on the Road will be Noon-3 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008, and the IAC board of trustees will meet at 8:30 a.m., Friday, Dec. 5, 2008.

During Office on the Road hours, IAC staff will offer artists and organizations assistance and guidance with Iowa Arts Council grant programs, project planning and artist rosters and resources.

People interested in meeting with IAC staff should contact Bruce Williams at bruce.williams@iowa.gov or 515-281-4006 by 3 p.m., Dec. 3, 2008, to schedule 20-minute appointments.

IAC’s board of trustees and staff will arrive in Okoboji Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008, and tour the Iowa Great Lakes Maritime Museum and Iowa Rock & Roll Museum in Arnolds Park, and the Sami Bedell Center for the Performing Arts in Spirit Lake. The group will attend a reception that evening at the Pearson Lakes Art Center, 2201 Highway 71 in Okoboji.

 Following is the IAC board of trustees draft agenda:

Meeting Convenes at 8:30 a.m., Friday, Dec. 5, 2008
Call to Order/Open Meeting Law Guidelines/Approve Agenda
Approval/Minutes of September Meeting
Report from the Chair
Report from the Executive Director
Staff Report/Strategic Plan
Public Art Conference Report
Presentation on Artist Fellowships
Financial Report
Reports from Our Partners
Turn in Travel Claims




 The Iowa Arts Council is a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs and works to enrich the quality of life for Iowans through support of the arts. Funding for the Iowa Arts Council and its programs is provided by the state of Iowa and the National Endowment for the Arts.