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Iowa Arts Council Board - December 14, 2023


Location: 1963 Bell Avenue, Suite 200 – Helmick Conference Room
Public Webinar Access:*
Date: Thursday, December 14, 2023 | 9:00 a.m.


Iowa Arts Council Board of Directors Chair Amber Danielson, Suzanne Conquest, Tim Dickmeyer, Donna Dostal, Jennifer Dutcher, Lance Ehmcke, Michelle Hargrave, Akwi Nji, Claudia Rivera, and Frank Sposeto


  1. Call to Order

    Amber Danielson
    1. Welcome

    2. Roll Call

    3. Approval of September 20, 2023 Meeting Minutes

  2. Consent Agenda

    Amber Danielson
    1. Review of Meeting Agenda

    2. Arts Council Program Activity Update

  3. Report from Chair 

    Amber Danielson
  4. IAC Program Updates

    1. Community Development

      Jon Berg
      1. Destination Iowa Fund

      2. Cultural and Entertainment Districts

    2. Arts Capacity Building and Convenings

      Jennie Knoebel
      1. Iowa Cultural Leadership Cohort

      2. 2024 Iowa Arts Summit and Regional Meetings

      3. NASAA Arts Education Professional Development Institute

    3. Film and Media

      EJ Philby-Burton
      1. Film Lounge

    4. Arts Council Director’s Report

      David Schmitz
      1. Regional and Federal Partnerships

      2. Collaboration with Iowa Tourism Office & Inspire Iowa

      3. FY25 Grant Programs

    5. Board Discussion

      Amber Danielson
      1. Board Engagement Opportunities

    6. Public Comment

      1. A public comment period will be held at this time to accommodate visitors. The period is 
        limited to 10 minutes. Persons who will make public comments are encouraged to provide 
        advance notice to Board Administrator EJ Philby Burton at or 

    7. Other Business

      1. The next meeting of the Iowa Arts Center Board of Directors is March 26, 2024 at 10:00 a.m.

    8. Adjournment

      Amber Danielson

The meeting will convene no earlier than stated above, but may begin later.

Agenda items may be considered out of order at the discretion of the Chair.

If you require accommodation to participate in this public meeting, call (515) 348-6325 to make your request. Please notify us as soon as possible in advance of meeting.

*The meeting will be accessible to members of the public in person at IEDA or click on the link above to request the link to participate in the meeting via Teams. You will be directed to register to receive the link.