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: The deadline to submit a letter of inquiry was May 1, 2017, with full applications due on November 1, 2017. The funding period will cover July 1, 2018-June 30, 2021.

    How to Apply


    Manage Your Grant

    Grantee Handbook

    Download the Grantee Handbook (FY18) 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.


    Grant Award History

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    Fiscal Year Applicant Project Grant Amount City County
    2015 Putnam Museum and Science Center Quad Cities Jewish Heritage Traveling Exhibit

    $5,000.00 Davenport Scott
    2015 Quad City Symphony Orchestra Association Composers' Commissions and Composition Performance

    $10,000.00 Davenport Scott
    2015 Figge Art Museum Self-Taught Genius

    $10,000.00 Davenport Scott
    2015 Metro Arts Alliance of Greater Des Moines 40th Anniversary Commemorative Artwork

    $10,000.00 Des Moines Polk
    2015 Des Moines Performing Arts 2014-2015 Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards

    $10,000.00 Des Moines Polk

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