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Funding Resources and Solutions

The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs offers many competitive funding opportunities that can support the development of your community, organization or career in the arts, film and media, history and the humanities.

Please see below for a menu of current grant funding programs for activities taking place in fiscal year 2023 (starting July 1, 2022). 

For past and recent grant awards, visit the individual program pages.  Information about American Rescue Plan awards and managing your grant award can be found here.

Artist Catalyst Grant

Apply for funding to enhance your artistic skills and practice, advance your business management, or expand the audience or market for your work. Artist Catalyst Grants provide support to Iowa artists, filmmakers, musicians and creative writers to elevate the creative field in Iowa.

Partnership Grant

Partnership Awards are discretionary grant awards, of up to $10,000, to provide fast-track funding in response to urgent institutional needs or highly unique, one-time opportunities that fall outside of the department's regular granting programs or cycles and that align with the department's miss