The Cultural Leadership Partners program provides arts and cultural organizations that demonstrate an exemplary record of cultural and managerial excellence and community service with a designation and financial support over a three-year period.
Organizations selected for the program must demonstrate:
- Excellence in programming, leadership and cultural impact on a continuing basis to the citizens of Iowa;
- Sound fiscal and managerial practices;
- Deliberate community outreach and involvement.
Funding for the Cultural Leadership Partners program is made possible by an annual appropriation from the Iowa Legislature to the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities, both federal agencies. Applicants must adhere to the funding policies of the Iowa Arts Council and federal government through 2 CFR Part 200.
The leadership of eligible applicants will be required to participate in a 30 minute virtual interview with department staff as part of the application process. Eligible applicants will be contacted by staff to schedule an interview and will be provided with interview questions in advance.
Deadline to apply is May 3, 2021.
Learn more and apply here.