Iowa Cultural & Entertainment District designation recognizes well-identified, walkable, mixed-use, compact areas of a city or county in which a high concentration of cultural facilities serves as the anchor. To be designated, a Cultural & Entertainment District must already be an area where arts and cultural activities thrive. Designation by the state is an achievement, intended to formally recognize that a particular locale is an acknowledged cultural destination.
- Who: Nonprofits, For-Profit or Commercial Entities, Communities
- What: Designation, technical assistance, promotional programming, marketing materials
- When: Deadline to apply is May 1, 2018 for ten year designation
How to Apply
Manage Your Designation
Download the handbook to learn how to manage your designation, including Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) compliance and publicity.
As a designation recipient, you must complete the annual report form by January 1 each year of designation with an overview of the past year’s successes and upcoming projects.