Arts/Culture Grants

The department today announced that 118 arts and cultural groups in 47 Iowa communities will receive funding through the Iowa Arts & Culture Marketing Grant program. The department awarded a total of $1 million in grants, in amounts ranging from $1,500 to $18,000.

The new, one-time grants were created with federal CARES Act funds that Gov. Kim Reynolds allocated to the department to provide economic relief to Iowa organizations that have been challenged by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The state arts and cultural agency developed a related promotional campaign and toolkit, based on input from statewide arts and culture leaders, to encourage Iowans to “Re-imagine, Re-engage, Reconnect” with arts and cultural experiences.

Iowa Arts & Culture Marketing GrantNovember 4, 2021

Grantee NameProject TitleApplicant CityApplicant CountyGrant Award

Warren Cultural CenterMarketing ExpensesGreenfieldAdair$15,000.00

Corning Opera House Cultural CenterMarketing ExpensesCorningAdams$2,700.00

Cedar Falls Community TheatreMarketing ExpensesCedar FallsBlack Hawk$15,000.00

Grout Museum DistrictMarketing ExpensesWaterlooBlack Hawk$18,000.00

James & Meryl Hearst Center for the ArtsMarketing ExpensesCedar FallsBlack Hawk$17,700.00

University of Northern IowaMarketing ExpensesCedar FallsBlack Hawk$10,000.00

Waterloo Community Playhouse/Black Hawk Children's TheatreMarketing ExpensesWaterlooBlack Hawk$17,000.00

Youth Art TeamMarketing ExpensesWaterlooBlack Hawk$10,500.00

Iowa ArboretumMarketing ExpensesMadridBoone$1,700.00

Hoover Presidential FoundationMarketing ExpensesWest BranchCedar$18,000.00

Central Gardens of North IowaMarketing ExpensesClear LakeCerro Gordo$15,000.00

Charles H. MacNider Art MuseumMarketing ExpensesMason CityCerro Gordo$6,000.00

City of Mason CityMarketing ExpensesMason CityCerro Gordo$15,000.00

North Iowa Area Community CollegeMarketing ExpensesMason CityCerro Gordo$10,000.00

North Iowa Band Festival FoundationMarketing ExpensesMason CityCerro Gordo$11,900.00

River City Sculptures on Parade, Inc.Marketing ExpensesMason CityCerro Gordo$8,500.00

Iowa Motion Picture AssociationMarketing ExpensesForest CityClarke$3,500.00

Arts on GrandMarketing ExpensesSpencerClay$15,000.00

Guttenberg Development & TourismMarketing ExpensesGuttenbergClayton$7,700.00

Guttenberg Gallery and Creativity CenterMarketing ExpensesGuttenbergClayton$3,900.00

Clinton Symphony Orchestra AssociationMarketing ExpensesClintonClinton$3,500.00

The Sawmill MuseumMarketing ExpensesClintonClinton$15,000.00

Art Center of BurlingtonMarketing ExpensesBurlingtonDes Moines$6,100.00

The Players WorkshopMarketing ExpensesBurlingtonDes Moines$2,400.00

Bell Tower TheaterMarketing ExpensesDubuqueDubuque$10,800.00