Iowa Arts & Culture Marketing Grant

    This funding opportunity has closed. Applicants will be notified of funding decisions via email by October 22, 2021.

    Iowa Arts & Culture Marketing Grants support arts and cultural organizations in their efforts to remarket their reopening or to publicize the resumption of activities and steps taken to ensure a safe experience re-engaging in creative and cultural experiences. These grants recognize the vital role of arts and culture in strengthening local economies and communities.

    Arts and cultural organizations of all kinds are encouraged to apply for this opportunity. This may include performing arts organizations and venues; museums, zoos and aquariums; film and cultural festivals; historical sites and local historical societies; art and science centers; community arts organizations; cultural and entertainment districts; and eligible units of government.

    This program has been established with $1 million of Coronavirus Relief Funds from the federal CARES Act, designated by Governor Kim Reynolds to the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, and consistent with the Office of the Governor of Iowa's authority to provide economic relief to small businesses impacted by the public health emergency.

    • Who: Iowa Nonprofits, Local Governments and Higher Education Institutions
    • What: $1,500 - $20,000
    • When: October 11, 2021 for the funding period of May 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021

    How to Apply

    1. Read the guidelines
    2. Watch the recorded informational webinar
    3. Drop in on virtual office hours via Zoom to ask program staff questions at 1:00 p.m., October 7.
      Office Hours Zoom Link
      Office Hours Zoom Call-In: 312-626-6799
      Meeting ID: 813 7095 7058
    4. Submit the application

    Manage Your Grant

    Grantee Handbook

    See the Grantee Handbook (FY22) to learn how to manage your grant, including contract compliance and publicity.

    Final Report

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


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