Cultural Leadership Partner Operating Support Grant

    Demonstrate your investment in a rich cultural environment that improves the quality of life for all Iowans by becoming a Cultural Leadership Partner. Partners are selected every three years and receive grant funds to support operating costs throughout the three-year cycle. Current and prospective Cultural Leadership Partners demonstrate an exemplary record of programming, managerial excellence and community service on a year-round basis to the citizens of Iowa.

    • Who: Iowa Nonprofit Cultural or Arts Organizations
    • What: $30,000 to $60,000 in General Operating Support over a three year period
    • When: Applications are accepted every three years for the Cultural Leadership Partners Program. The current funding cycle ends June 30, 2021. The next application cycle will open in 2021 for the funding period of July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2024.

    How to Apply

    Applications are not being accepted at this time. 

    Manage Your Grant

    Grantee Handbook

    Download the Grantee Handbook (FY20) to learn how to manage your grant, including contract compliance and publicity.

    Final Report

    As a grant recipient, you must complete the final report form at the end of the process and share the impact of the project on arts and culture in Iowa.

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