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

Folk Arts Learning Grants create opportunities for the Folk and Traditional Arts to thrive in Iowa by investing in learning projects that help sustain artistic traditions and cultural heritage in Iowa. Eligible projects must engage master folk artists and culture bearers to pass on their skills and knowledge to Iowans.

Funding for the Folk Arts Learning Grant Program is made possible by an appropriation from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, to the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs. The program is administered by the Iowa Arts Council on behalf of the department. Applicants must adhere to the funding policies of the Iowa Arts Council and federal government through 2 CFR Part 200.

  • Who: Iowa Master Folk Artists, Nonprofits, Schools, Local Governments
  • What: Up to $5,000
  • When: November 1, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. for the funding period of December 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023

How to Apply

Grant Terms and Definitions

Check out the glossary for definitions of grant terms used in the guidelines. 

Manage Your Grant

Grantee Handbook

See 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.

Grant Awards History

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Project Title Sort descending Applicant City County Fiscal year Grant Amount
Amana Colonies Rag Rug Weaving Classes Amana Heritage Society Amana Iowa 2022 $3,820.00
Broommaking Apprenticeship at Living History Farms Living History Farms Urbandale Polk 2022 $5,000.00
Creative Escape Villages Folk School Keosauqua Van Buren 2022 $4,362.00
Norwegian Wood Carving Classes at the Sawmill Museum The Sawmill Museum Clinton Clinton 2023 $5,000.00
Outdoor Moravian Gallery National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library Cedar Rapids Linn 2022 $5,000.00
Southeastern Iowa Spoonfest Fort Madison Area Arts Association Fort Madison Lee 2023 $5,000.00
Teaching Meskwaki Beadwork Traditions Mary Young Bear Tama Tama 2023 $5,000.00
Traditional Letterpress Printing Workshop and Two Souvenir Events Museum of Danish America Elk Horn Shelby 2023 $2,850.00