Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs - Iowa Arts Council
05/01/19 11:59 PM
Grants ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 to Iowa nonprofit organizations and government agencies for community projects that provide access to cultural experiences, create jobs, and demonstrate public value. Projects must involve cultural heritage, provide access to all state residents, and involve collaboration.
Cultural heritage is defined as the ways of living developed by a community and passed on from generation to generation, including customs, practices, places, objects, artistic expressions, and values.
Eligible community projects must involve the presentation of a cultural heritage experience or learning opportunity and must demonstrate public value to Iowans through deliberate public engagement and access to project activities. Types of eligible community projects include exhibitions, expositions, fairs, festivals and community events/activities dedicated to presenting cultural heritage. All project activities must have a clear beginning and end date within the eligible funding period.
Eligible expenses include direct project costs such as:
- Artist Fees
- Contractor Fees
- Domestic Travel
- Equipment under a total of $5,000 per unit
- Personnel Time Dedicated to the Project*
*Applicant must demonstrate how personnel time is specifically dedicated to the proposed project.
GrantWatch ID#: 179810
$1,000 - $10,000 with a required 1:1 match.
All project activities and incurred expenses, including cash match and in-kind match expenses, must occur within the eligible funding period of July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020.
Applicants may only apply for support of a yearly event or series if the applicant can demonstrate how the project is unique and worthy of support within the particular year of the funding period. Project content must change from year to year.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Veronica O’Hern, Grant Services and Artist Programs Manager
Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs
State Historical Building
600 E. Locust St.
Des Moines, IA 50319