Professional Development

    The Iowa Arts Council is dedicated to providing professional development opportunities to strengthen Iowa's arts and culture community.


    Who Should Participate: Arts & Cultural Organizations

    Enhance your knowledge, skills, and leadership habits during the ArtsLab six-month intensive course. Explore ways to engage with the community, think and act strategically, develop a healthy and adaptive business model, and apply evaluative thinking.

    ArtsLab is a collaboration of Arts Midwest with the Iowa Arts Council, South Dakota Arts Council, and North Dakota Council on the Arts.


    Who Should Participate: Iowa Artists and Arts Organizations

    Register for these free professional development events that provide online and in-person learning and networking opportunities to enhance the quality and capacity of the arts in Iowa:

    Iowa Artist Fellowship

    Who Should Participate: Iowa Artists

    Apply for the Iowa Artist Fellowship, an exceptional program that provides support to Iowa artists who demonstrate creativity and capacity for continued contributions to excellence and innovation in the arts. Advance your career through one year of funding and professional development.