School Arts Experience

    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 is May 1, 2018 for arts activity taking place July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019.

    How to Apply

    1. Read the guidelines.
    2. Register for the live informational webinar at 3:00 p.m. on March 7, 2018.
    3. Complete the application.

    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
    2014 Wildwood Elementary School Wildwood Elementary School Trip to Civic Center for Applause Series

    $200.00 Ottumwa Wapello
    2014 Battle Creek/Ida Grove Battle Creek/Ida Grove Trip to Sioux City Symphony

    $200.00 Ida Grove Ida
    2014 Alden Elementary School Alden Elementary School Trip to Stephens Auditorium for Theatre Performance

    $200.00 Alden Hardin
    2014 Albia High School Albia High School Trip to Indian Hills College Theatre Performance

    $200.00 Albia Monroe
    2014 Bowman Woods Elementary Bowman Woods Elementary Trip to Gallagher Bluedorn Performance

    $200.00 Cedar Rapids Linn