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Arts & Culture Calendar of Events

Check out our calendar below for upcoming events and deadlines related to the Iowa Arts Council, Produce Iowa, and the State Historical Preservation Office.
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January / June 1-5
Mason City

Call for Films: Iowa Independent Film Festival

January 1-June 5, 2024

Looking for creative, innovative, thought-provoking and entertaining independent films

January / July 1-1
Sioux City

Call for Films: Sioux City International Film Festival

January 1-July 1, 2024

Longest continuously running shorts film festival in Iowa

January / August 18-31
Ottumwa

Call for Films: Halloweenapalooza Film Festival

January 18-August 31, 2024

Halloweenapalooza is the state’s only horror film showcase. This festival is created by horror filmmakers for horror fans.

June 3
culture.iowaeda.com

FY 2025 Art Project Grants

June 3, 2024

Deadline: June 3, 2024

June 3-4
culture.iowaeda.com

FY 2025 Greenlight Grant

June 3-4, 2024

Deadline: June 3, 2024

June 6-8
Mount Pleasant

Preserve Iowa Summit

June 6-8, 2024

The Preserve Iowa Summit is the state’s premier conference for professionals and volunteers involved in historic preservation in Iowa.

June 8
Oskaloosa

Oskaloosa Main Street 55th Annual Art on the Square

June 8, 2024

Join Oskaloosa Main Street for Art on the Square, one of Iowa's oldest continuing art festivals.

June 18
FFA Enrichment Center, Ankeny, IA

Iowa Arts Summit

June 18, 2024

The biennial Iowa Arts Summit is the state’s leading professional development and networking event for Iowa’s arts and creative community.

June 25
IEDA, 1963 Bell Avenue, Suite 200, Helmick Conference Room, Des Moines or via Teams Webinar

Iowa Arts Council Board of Directors Meeting

June 25, 2024
10:00 a.m.

Board of Directors Meeting

June 28-30
Des Moines

Interrobang Film Festival

June 28-30, 2024

Celebrate creativity, while promoting a wide array of film types

July 11-14
Burlington

Snake Alley Festival of Film

July 11-14, 2024

The Snake Alley Festival of Film (SNAFF) is dedicated to showcasing the best short films from around the world. Films are screened at the beautifully restored Capitol Theater in the heart of downtown Burlington, Iowa.

July 26-28
Des Moines

Des Moines 48 Hour Film Project

July 26-28, 2024

Advance filmmaking and promote filmmakers

August 15-18
Davenport

Alternating Currents Film Festival

August 15-18, 2024

Music. Film. Comedy. Art.

August 31
Decorah

Call for Films: Oneota Film Festival

August 31, 2024

OFF invites documentary, narrative, animated, and student films for its 15th annual festival March 2025.

September 5-7
Mason City

Iowa Independent Film Festival

September 5-7, 2024

Independent films, unique documentaries, and student productions

September 20
Vernon

Call for Artists: Lincoln Highway Arts Festival

September 20, 2024

The 18th Lincoln Highway Arts Festival will be held Saturday, September 21, 2024, from 10 am - 4 pm on Mount Vernon's main street.

September 21
Mount Vernon

Lincoln Highway Arts Festival

September 21, 2024

The 18th Lincoln Highway Arts Festival will be held Saturday, September 21, 2024, from 10 am - 4 pm on Mount Vernon's main street.

October 3-6
Sioux City

Sioux City International Film Festival

October 3-6, 2024

Launched in 2005, the Sioux City International Film Festival (SCIFF) is the longest continuously running shorts festival in Iowa.

October 11-12
Ottumwa

Halloweenapalooza Film Festival

October 11-12, 2024

Iowa’s only horror film showcase created by horror filmmakers for horror fans

October 17-20
Iowa City

Refocus Film Festival

October 17-20, 2024

Films, conversations, performances, and art inspired by the work of adaptation

March 6-9
Decorah

Oneota Film Festival

March 6-9, 2025

Held among the spectacular rivers and bluffs of the Driftless Region in Northeastern Iowa, the Oneota Film Festival, OFF, brings compelling, innovative, and inspiring films and filmmakers to Decorah, Iowa, from around the globe.