The biennial Iowa Arts Summit features dynamic breakout sessions with presentations by leading state and national voices in the arts. Hear from Iowa's most creative minds and learn how they are transforming their organizations and communities. Experience pop up art and live music by Iowa artists along with the presentation of the Governor's Arts Awards. The summit brings together artists, filmmakers, creative entrepreneurs, nonprofit professionals and community leaders for a day of networking, learning and celebrating the arts in Iowa.
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The 2020 Iowa Arts Summit virtually gathered Iowa's creative industry professionals on August 7, 2020 for a day of networking, learning and celebrating the arts in Iowa. In the wake of a global pandemic and amid the movement for civil rights, the way we create, present, and interact with art has changed. At the summit, attendees were able to connect with leading state and national voices in the arts to discover how Iowa's creative sector can embrace this new relationship with art and boldly redefine the art world together.
The Iowa Arts Summit also featured streaming entertainment, virtual tours and demonstrations by Iowa artists, opportunities to collaborate on interactive arts projects, and the presentation of the Governor's Arts Awards. Thank you to the talented session leaders, artists, and attendees from across the state dedicated to not just returning to "normal" post-pandemic, but to strengthening the creative sector so it can flourish.
Click here to view the session recordings and slide decks from the 2020 Iowa Arts Summit.
The networking continues in the new Iowa Arts Summit Connections Facebook group. Join the group to share resources, swap contact information, ask questions and engage with arts leaders from across the state.
Virtual Art Lounge
Check out the virtual Art Lounge to experience innovative art projects, engage with Iowa artists, discover Iowa music, and create your own art at home.