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Cultural Leadership Partners

Note: This funding opportunity is no longer currently accepting applications. See below for resources to manage your grant award.

Demonstrate your investment in a rich cultural environment that improves the quality of life for all Iowans by becoming a Cultural Leadership Partner. Partners are designated every three years and receive grant funds to support operating and programmatic costs throughout the three-year cycle. Cultural Leadership Partners demonstrate an exemplary record of programming, managerial excellence and community service on a year-round basis to the citizens of Iowa; sound fiscal and managerial practices; and deliberate community outreach and involvement.

  • Who: Iowa Nonprofit Cultural, Humanities or Arts Organizations
  • What: Designation and $30,000 - $60,000 in funding over a three year period
  • When: May 3, 2021 for the funding period of July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2024


How to Apply

  1. Read the guidelines 
  2. Watch the informational webinar
  3. Drop in on virtual office hours via Zoom to ask program staff questions at 10:00 a.m., March 18 and April 15
    Office Hours Zoom Link 
    Office Hours Zoom Call-In: 312-626-6799
    Meeting ID: 626 286 2564
  4. Submit the application 

Manage Your Grant

Grantee Handbook

Download the Grantee Handbook 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.

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Grant Awards History

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Project Title Applicant City County Fiscal year Grant Amount Sort descending
The Art of Living Well Muscatine Art Center Muscatine Muscatine 2014 $7,280.00
Midori Orchestra Residencies Program Dubuque Symphony Orchestra Dubuque Dubuque 2016 $7,500.00
Beyond the Score: The Planets Des Moines Symphony Association Des Moines Polk 2014 $7,500.00
Full STEAM Ahead Family Nights Family Museum of Arts and Science Foundation Bettendorf Scott 2014 $7,500.00
Innovators and Legends: Generations in Textiles and Fiber Figge Art Museum Davenport Scott 2014 $7,500.00
Art Think! Iowa Children's Museum Coralville Johnson 2014 $7,500.00
Landfall Festival of World Music Legion Arts Cedar Rapids Linn 2014 $7,500.00
Quad City Arts' Visiting Artist Series 2013-2014 Quad City Arts Rock Island Rock Island 2014 $7,500.00
Housebrokenby Megan Gogerty Riverside Theatre Iowa City Johnson 2015 $8,028.00
Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra Cultural Leadership Partner Grant Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra Mount Pleasant Henry 2014 $8,460.00
Legion Arts Cultural Leadership Partner Grant Legion Arts Cedar Rapids Linn 2014 $8,460.00
Metro Arts Alliance of Greater Des Moines Cultural Leadership Partner Grant Metro Arts Alliance of Greater Des Moines Des Moines Polk 2014 $8,460.00
Ballet Quad Cities Cultural Leadership Partner Grant Ballet Quad Cities Rock Island Rock Island 2014 $8,460.00
Amana Heritage Society Cultural Leadership Partner Grant Amana Heritage Society Amana Iowa 2014 $8,460.00
Spencer Community Theatre Cultural Leadership Partner Spencer Community Theatre Spencer Clay 2014 $8,460.00
Arts on Grant Cultural Leadership Partner Grant Arts on Grand Spencer Clay 2014 $8,460.00
Summer of the Arts, Inc. Cultural Leadership Partner Grant Summer of the Arts, Inc. Iowa City Johnson 2014 $8,460.00
Civic Music Association Cultural Leadership Partner Grant Civic Music Association Des Moines Polk 2014 $8,460.00
Red Cedar Chamber Music Cultural Leadership Partner Grant Red Cedar Chamber Music Marion Linn 2014 $8,460.00
Cedar Falls Community Theatre, inc Cultural Leadership Partner Grant Cedar Falls Community Theatre, inc Cedar Falls Black Hawk 2014 $8,460.00