For Immediate Release: June 2, 2010
Contact: Jeff Morgan
Iowa Arts Council Announces May 2010 Mini Grant Awards
(DES MOINES, Iowa) — The Iowa Arts Council has awarded $12,668 in the May 2010 round of Mini Grants to 13 organizations and individuals in Ames, Cedar Rapids, Clinton, Corydon, Decorah, Grinnell, Iowa City and Red Oak. IAC received 28 eligible applications with requests totaling more than $26,000.
Mini Grants applicants may request up to $1,000 in funding, which they must match.
“Music, theater, dance, and all the rest of the arts are on full display across Iowa in these projects,” said Mary Sundet Jones, Iowa Arts Council administrator. “The small investment of state dollars reaps rich rewards in terms of quality of life in our communities.”
Mini Grant applications are due the first business day of the month for a maximum of $1,000. More information and application guidelines and rules can be viewed at www.iowaartscouncil.org.
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. Please visit www.iowaartscouncil.org for more information.
Iowa Arts Council May 2010 Mini Grant Awards
Co’Motion Dance Theater, Ames
Kids Co'Motion Music
Co’Motion Dance Theater will hold a residency with percussionist Matthew Coley for Kids Co’Motion Music, a performance workshop July 12-31, 2010. Participants will integrate music into a dance to be performed for the public July 30-31.
Heather Davis, Ames
Attendance at the “Cross Pollination” workshop at Penland School of Crafts
Ceramic artist Heather Davis will attend the Cross Pollination workshop at Penland School of Crafts in Penland, N.C. Davis will hone her skills in hand building, surface decoration, glazing and firing with renown artists Alice Ballard and Jenny Mendes.
Teresa Paschke, Ames
Preparation for Exhibitions
Teresa Paschke will use IAC funds to prepare her work for exhibition at the Des Moines Art Center and the Dubuque Museum of Art.
Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre, Cedar Rapids
Midwest Premier of "Flight of the Lawnchair Man"
The Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre will support the Midwest Premier of Flight of the Lawnchair Man, June 11-13, 2010, at the renovated Iowa Theatre Building, home of Theatre Cedar Rapids. The opera was composed by Cedar Rapids native and award-winning national composer, musician and director, Robert Lindsey-Nassif.
Clinton Area Showboat Theatre, Clinton
Jim Post’s “Mark Twain and the Laughing River”
The Clinton Area Showboat Theatre will host a performance of Jim Post’s Mark Twain and the Laughing River to celebrate the 175th birthday of Twain.
WAYCO Arts Council, Corydon
Summer On The Square Concert Series
The Wayne County Arts Council (WAYCO) will hire performing artists for three of its nine Summer On The Square concerts in June.
Luther College, Decorah
Luther College Presents the Lutheran Summer Music Faculty Recital Series
Luther College will use IAC grant funding to support the 29th Lutheran Summer Music Faculty Recital Series. This training and performance program brings world-class faculty artists and talented students to Decorah for four weeks for public recitals that will serve hundreds of regional residents.
Trustees of Grinnell College, Grinnell
Eulenspiegel Puppet Residency at the Faulconer Gallery
The Trustees of Grinnell College will hire the Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre to conduct a residency at the Faulconer Gallery. Eulenspiegel artists will provide a series of puppet making and performance workshops, as well as a performance of The Fisherman and His Wife while engaging a multi-generational audience from the community.
Sarva Sree Foundation, Iowa City
Sound of Southern Breeze- A Tribute to John B. Higgins
The Sarva Sree Foundation will host a South Indian (Carnatic) instrumental concert at the Englert Theatre Sept. 18, 2010, with four renowned musicians. This will serve as a tribute to John B. Higgins, the first American Carnatic musician, in celebration of his birthday.
Shana Youngdahl, Iowa City
Final Revision of “Of Nets and Dreams”
Iowa poet Shana Youngdahl will complete a final revision of her long poem, Of Nets and Dreams, to be published as a fine-press chapbook later this year. The poem explores family history through stories, photographs and wedding dresses. It includes several tales of immigration from the Nordic countries to the Upper Midwest from 1890-1920.
Larry Baker, Iowa City
A Good Man: The Story of a Story
Larry Baker will complete a film segment from A Good Man: The Story of a Story. The filming will take place in Florida.
The University of Iowa, Iowa City
Center for The Book Tent at the Iowa City Book Festival
The University of Iowa will use IAC funding to support the Center for The Book Tent at the Iowa City Book Festival, July 16-18, 2010. Six artists/instructors will conduct demonstrations with hands-on activities such as letterpress printing, paper marbling and making chapbooks.
Performing Arts and Education Association of Southwest Iowa, Red Oak
Missoula Children’s Theatre
The Performing Arts and Education Association of Southwest Iowa will use IAC grant funds to hire the Missoula Children’s Theatre to conduct three nights of free workshops for 1st through 12th grade students, followed by a performance of Robinson Crusoe July 17.
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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.