IAC Press Release

For Immediate Release: December 10, 2012

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


Iowa Arts Council announces new funding opportunity

Applications for Project Grants now being accepted

(DES MOINES, Iowa) — The Iowa Arts Council is reminding Iowans of an upcoming application deadline and a series of webinars related to its new Project Grant program.

IAC Project Grants range from $1,000 to $5,000 and are available to individual artists, non-profit organizations, schools, tribal councils and local, county, state and federal government agencies. The deadline to submit applications is 4:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at the Iowa Arts Council, 600 E. Locust Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50319. This is not a postmark deadline.

The Project Grant program is the first phase of a multi-phase rollout of enhancements to grant programs administered by the Iowa Arts Council.

“The Project Grant program creates opportunities for the arts to flourish in Iowa by investing in projects that positively impact the vitality of the arts in the state, demonstrate public value, and support IAC funding priorities,” Iowa Arts Council Administrator Matthew Harris said. Eligible projects are relevant to the stated mission or vision of the applicant, have a clear beginning and end, seek to achieve specific arts goals through measureable objectives, and have an appropriate budget and time frame.

Eligible projects must meet at least one of the following IAC Project Grant funding priorities:

Collaboration and Partnership
Excellence and Innovation
Impact and Accessibility

Webinars about the Project Grant program will be offered at the following times and dates:

Noon on Thursday Dec. 13, 2012
Noon and 4 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 17, 2012

More information, including Project Grant guidelines and application forms, can be found at www.iowaartscouncil.org.

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The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs is responsible for developing the state’s interest in the areas of the arts, history and other cultural matters with the advice and assistance from its two divisions: the State Historical Society of Iowa and the Iowa Arts Council. DCA preserves, researches, interprets and promotes an awareness and understanding of local, state and regional history and stimulates and encourages the study and presentation of the performing and fine arts and public interest and participation in them. It implements tourism-related art and history projects as directed by the General Assembly and designs a comprehensive, statewide, long-range plan with the assistance of the Iowa Arts Council to develop the arts in Iowa. More information about DCA is available at www.culturalaffairs.org.