The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs understands that your first priority is keeping people safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. To help, we have compiled a list of information and resources specifically designed for Iowa’s creative professionals and those who lead arts, culture, film and history organizations across the state.
While the State Historical Museum of Iowa is open to the public, the offices of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs that are housed within that building remain closed to visitors. Even so, our team continues to serve the public in numerous ways, so please feel free to contact our staff. As always, we’re here to help.
Grants and Emergency Funding
The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs recently adapted its annual grant programs for the upcoming fiscal year (starting July 1, 2021) to help Iowans adapt to the ongoing challenges of the pandemic. The department announced the grants on Feb. 11, 2021, and encourages to learn more about these funding opportunities.