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Iowa Arts Council Board - March 26, 2024


Location: Iowa Economic Development Authority Helmick Conference Room 1963 Bell Ave Des Moines, IA 50315 Optional - Virtual meeting via Teams
Date: March 26, 2024 | 10:00 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 December 2023 Meeting Minutes

      Action Needed
  2. Consent Agenda

    Amber Danielson
    1. Review of Meeting Agenda

    2. Arts Council Program Activity Update

  3. Report from Chair

    Amber Danielson
    1. Recent Board engagement

    2. Board member terms

  4. IAC Program Updates

    1. Welcome Elizabeth Ferreira

      David Schmitz
    2. Arts Grants and Statewide Convenings

      Jennie Knoebel
      1. Regional Arts Forums and Iowa Arts Summit

      2. FY2025 Grants

    3. Creative Community Development and Infrastructure

      1. Collaboration within IEDA 

      2. Cultural and Entertainment Districts

    4. Arts, Film and Media Programs

      EJ Philby-Burton
      1. Film and Media Updates

      2. Iowa Artist Career Development Retreat

  5. Arts Council Director’s Report

    David Schmitz
    1. Regional and Federal Partnerships

    2. Inspire Iowa Cultural Tourism Grants

    3. Update on Strategic Plan and Internal Programs Alignment 

  6. Board Discussion

    Amber Danielson
    1. Board Engagement Opportunities for Remainder of 2024

    2. Create in Iowa Informal Workgroup

  7. 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 515-348-6322.

  8. Other Business

    1. The next meeting of the Iowa Arts Center Board of Directors is June 25, 2024 at 10:00 a.m.

  9. 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) 348-6322 to make your request. Please notify us as soon as possible in advance of the 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.