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Iowa Arts Summit

The biennial Iowa Arts Summit is the state’s leading professional development and networking event for Iowa’s arts and creative community. Hear from Iowa's most innovative minds and learn how they are transforming their organizations and communities. The Iowa Arts Summit brings together creatives, nonprofit professionals and community leaders for networking, learning and celebrating the arts in Iowa.

Sign up for the Iowa Arts Newsletter for updates on the next Iowa Arts Summit slated for August 2024.

2022 Summit

The 2022 Iowa Arts Summit gathered over 300 creative industry professionals for both virtual and in-person sessions August 10-12, 2022. Attendees heard from national, regional, and local presenters who are supporting their creative economy and strengthening support systems for the creative workforce. 

Thank you to the talented presenters, artists, and attendees from across the state dedicated to strengthening Iowa's creative sector. Appreciation goes out to our sponsors and partners at Bravo Greater Des Moines, Mainframe Studios, Iowa Cultural Coalition, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The 2022 Iowa Arts Summit graphic features artwork by Chaveevah Ferguson of Waterloo.