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 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.

    Project Promotion

    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.

    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

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