Iowa Arts Council - Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs
Contact: Dawn Martinez Oropeza
Arts in Education Coordinator

Arts in Education Program

Need to talk it through?

In addition to the resources listed below, Iowa Arts Council is ready and willing to consult with you or your organization about arts education ideas, plans, and opportunities. 

Assistance can range from a simple email or phone conversation, to more in-depth consulting.  Reimbursement for travel (at state rates) or staff time (at $25/hour) may be requested for consultations that require substantial time; however we make every effort to keep such costs to a minimum.

For assistance with arts education, contact:
Dawn Martinez Oropeza


The Iowa Arts Council offers several resources to help educators and others build and strengthen the role of arts in life of our students and communities.

Creative Classroom's Graduating Class 2010

Curriculum materials available to accompany segments from the IPTV Assignment Iowa series on Iowa visual and folk artists.

Sample Residency Model, Resources and Forms
Resources for planning a successful residency.

Teaching Artist Roster
Link here to the Iowa Artist Directory and Rosters, then scroll down and "Search by Publication", then select Teaching Artists Roster.

Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest for high school students.

Arts Education Links
Links to various national and state resources that focus on arts education.

Report to the Governor and General Assembly on the Status of Out-of-School Arts Programming for Youth, December 2006
Full report Executive Summary


For more resources, please see the "Publications & Resources" section of this web site.