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Professional Development

Iowa Arts Council Resources

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

ArtUps Archive

ArtsUps are free professional development events that provide online and in-person learning 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.

Iowa Culture Leadership Cohort

Who Should Participate: Arts, Culture, History and Humanities Organizations

Iowa small to midsize arts, culture, history and humanities nonprofit organizations are invited to participate in the pilot Iowa Culture Leadership Cohort. This two-year program will help participants build leadership skills in organization operations, sustainability and programming through professional development workshops, peer learning, mentorship and guidance from outside consultants.

Arts Midwest Resources

The Ideas Hub is a collection of free, curated articles and tools that help creative leaders foster growth within their organizations.

Statewide Partner Resources

A number of statewide service organizations provide ongoing learning resources, networking and professional development opportunities to advance Iowa's arts, creative and cultural community.