For Immediate Release: March 18, 2011
Contact: Jeff Morgan
IAC Major Grants applications due April 1, 2011
Artists, individuals, schools and organizations may request up to $10,000
(DES MOINES, Iowa) — The Iowa Arts Council is reminding artists, individuals, schools and organizations that the deadline to submit applications for its Major Grants program is April 1, 2011.
Applications for Major Grant projects occurring in Fiscal Year 2012 (July 1, 2011-July 31, 2012) must be received by 4:30 p.m., Friday, April 1, 2011, in the IAC office at 600 E. Locust, Des Moines, Iowa 50319.
“This program supports projects that will have a big impact on Iowa communities, students, and artists,” IAC Administrator Mary Sundet Jones said. “It’s an opportunity for the state to invest in the kinds of activities that Iowans know will boost the creative vitality in their communities.”
Major Grants deliver the arts to Iowans through a range of programs and educational outreach. Applicants may request up to $10,000 in funding, which they must match dollar for dollar.
Major Grants are available in the following five categories:
Artist Major Grants – Artist-initiated projects that advance artists’ artistic work and career
Arts in Education Major Grants – Education projects that create new programs, new partnerships, and expand and/or enhance existing programs in Iowa schools and communities
Folk & Traditional Arts Major Grants – Projects that promote the living cultural traditions of Iowans.
Organization Major Grants – A wide variety of arts-related projects and programs that engage communities and/or audiences
Public Art Major Grants – High quality public art projects that benefit Iowans
More information about Major Grants eligibility, criteria and the application process is available at www.iowaartscouncil.org or by calling 515-281-5111.
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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.