IAC Press Release

For Immediate Release: October 1, 2009

Contact: Jeff Morgan
Public Relations

IACís Teaching, Performing Artist Roster applications due Nov. 2

(DES MOINES, Iowa) - The deadline for individuals and groups to apply to be on the Iowa Arts Council’s Teaching and Performing Artist Roster is 4:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 2, 2009.

Applications and all supporting materials must be received in the IAC office at the State Historical Building, 600 E. Locust Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50319 by the deadline. Applications and guideline information are available at www.iowaartscouncil.org or by contacting Sarah Ekstrand at sarah.ekstrand@iowa.gov. Auditions and interviews will be conducted Dec. 2, 2009, at the State Historical Building in Des Moines.

“IAC-rostered artists receive several benefits,” IAC Administrator Mary Sundet Jones said. “Grant programs require applicants to work with an artist from one of our rosters, and these resources are used by schools, community groups and presenting organizations all over the state. We also encourage rostered artists to use the designation to market their services.”

Individuals and groups on the Performing Artist Roster are excellent and experienced artists available to communities, schools and other venues. Applicants for IAC grants often look first to this roster when seeking performing artists. 

The Teaching Artist Roster identifies artists who are pre-approved to work in Artists in Schools & Communities (AISC), a program funded by IAC Major and Mini Grants that brings professional teaching artists into Iowa schools and communities, residencies and other arts education activities.

In addition, applicants for IAC’s EZ 1-2-3 Grants must work with an artist from IAC rosters.

More information is available at www.iowaartscouncil.org or by contacting Sarah Ekstrand at sarah.ekstrand@iowa.gov or 515-281-4657.

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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.