IAC Press Release

For Immediate Release: October 19, 2010

Contact: Jeff Morgan
Public Relations
515.281.3858
Jeff.Morgan@iowa.gov


Iowa Arts Council Announces October 2010 Mini Grant Awards

(DES MOINES, Iowa) — The Iowa Arts Council has awarded $7,487 in the October 2010 round of Mini Grants to eight organizations and individuals in Cedar Rapids, Council Bluffs, Des Moines, Iowa City and Ottumwa. IAC received 18 eligible applications with requests totaling more than $17,000.

Mini Grants applicants may request up to $1,000 in funding, which they must match.

“Public support for these projects is an investment in the artists and organizations that keep Iowa alive with vitality and creativity,” said Mary Sundet Jones, Iowa Arts Council administrator. “This 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 OCTOBER 2010 Mini Grant Awards

Lynne Rothrock, Cedar Rapids
Development of Lynne Rothrock's New Christmas Show, $1,000
Cabaret-style singer and performer Lynne Rothrock will use grant funding to support the development of her new Christmas show with special guest Tim Boyle. Performances are scheduled for Dec. 16-19, 2010 at ARA Gallery in Cedar Rapids.

Gayla Drake Paul, Cedar Rapids
Gayla Drake Paul: One More (Working Title), $1,000
Gayla Drake Paul will use IAC grant funding to produce a new CD of original songs performed by her and six other musicians.

City of Council Bluffs - First Night
First Night Council Bluffs 2011, $1,000
First Night Council Bluffs and Bloomer Elementary School will partner to hire Michael Fitzsimmons, Dancing Man Music, to perform his “Drums of the World” concert at the 2011 First Night event with students from the school participating. A week long residency with 81 4th grade students will be conducted prior to the event to prepare the students.

Hoover High School Band Department, Des Moines
Composer in Residence, $1,000
The Hoover High School band department and Meredith Middle School will conduct a five-day residency with renowned British composer Peter Meechan who will lead students in composition of their own music, give insight in to the compositional process, discuss careers in music and work individually with students. A public lecture and performance will also be given.

Synergy Jazz Foundation, Des Moines
Synergy Jazz Workshop/Concert Series, $1,000
Synergy Jazz Workshop/Concert Series will be supported in part with IAC grant funding. This four-day jazz workshop will be held at Hoover High School, culminating with a public concert.

Hannah Sanghee Park, Iowa City
Made in Iowa: Two Poetry Collections, $1,000
Poet Hannah Sanghee Park will finalize her first manuscript for publication and create new material for a second manuscript.

University of Iowa Arts Share Program, Iowa City
Patient Voice Project 2nd Anthology, $487
The University of Iowa Arts Share Program will use funds to publish the "Patient Voice Project (PVP) 2nd Anthology." The anthology will be a compilation of essays and poems written by PVP participants.

Ottumwa Civic Music Association, Ottumwa
Leon Williams Christmas Concert, $1,000
IAC funding supports the Ottumwa Civic Music Association presentation of the Leon Williams Christmas Concert at Indian Hills Community College.

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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.