Apply for funding to support a field trip to an arts event, an in-school artist residency or equipment for your arts classroom. This grant is an updated, expanded version of the former Big Yellow School Bus Grant. Applications are now awarded based on funding priorities rather than first come-first serve basis.
- Who: Schools
- What: $200-$1,000
- When: Deadline to apply was June 30, 2017 for arts activity taking place August 1, 2017-June 30, 2018.
How to Apply
The School Arts Experience grant application cycle is closed at this time.
Manage Your Grant
View the grantee instruction webinar and download the handbook to learn how to manage your grant, including contract compliance and publicity.
Please use the most recent versions of Iowa Arts Council and National Endowment for the Arts logos on materials promoting your projects. Find information on how to acknowledge the department’s support in the handbook.
Send images and event details about your project for promotion in Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs and Iowa Arts Council communication outlets.
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.