Folk Arts Learning Grants create opportunities for the Folk and Traditional Arts to thrive in Iowa by investing in learning projects that help sustain artistic traditions and cultural heritage in Iowa. Eligible projects must engage master folk artists and culture bearers to pass on their skills and knowledge to Iowans.
Funding for the Folk Arts Learning Grant Program is made possible by an appropriation from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, to the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs. The program is administered by the Iowa Arts Council on behalf of the department. Applicants must adhere to the funding policies of the Iowa Arts Council and federal government through 2 CFR Part 200.
- Who: Iowa Master Folk Artists, Nonprofits, Schools, Local Governments
- What: Up to $5,000
- When: November 1, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. for the funding period of December 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023
How to Apply
Grant Terms and Definitions
Check out the glossary for definitions of grant terms used in the guidelines.
Manage Your Grant
See the Grantee Handbook to learn how to manage your grant, including contract compliance and publicity.
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.