IAC Press Release

For Immediate Release: August 24, 2009

Contact: Jeff Morgan
Public Relations

Iowa Arts Council grant writing workshop Sept. 16

Artists and arts organizations can visit one-on-one with IAC staff

(DES MOINES, Iowa) - Iowa Arts Council staff will visit with Central Iowa artists and arts organizations about projects and grant opportunities, and offer a grant writing workshop next month in Des Moines.

IAC staff will be available for one-on-one meetings 8 a.m.-noon and a grant writing workshop 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009, at the State Historical Building, 600 E. Locust Street in Des Moines. Visit www.iowaartscouncil.org or call 515-281-4657 for more information.

“We know constituents need time to visit with our staff about grant programs and procedures, and we are very eager to meet with them,” IAC Administrator Mary Sundet Jones said. “These meetings and the workshop also gives our staff an opportunity to learn how Iowa artists and arts organizations are dealing with the current economy and how we can help.”

Iowa artists and arts organizations interested in meeting with IAC staff should contact Sarah Ekstrand at sarah.ekstrand@iowa.gov or 515-281-4657 to schedule an appointment.

During the grant writing workshop, IAC staff will present information about the IAC grant application process, funding priorities and guidelines, and tips for writing grants. Attendees will also participate in a mock panel review of actual grants submitted to IAC.

The workshop is open to artists, educators, or staff from arts and other community organizations who want to develop new arts projects. Register for the grant writing workshop at www.iowaartscouncil.org.

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 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. More information at www.iowaartscouncil.org.