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Funding Resources and Solutions

Iowa Arts & Culture offers many competitive funding opportunities that can support the development of your community, organization or career in the arts, film and media, and historic preservation.

Please see below for a menu of current grant funding programs for activities taking place in fiscal year 2024 (starting July 1, 2023).  

For information about individual grant programs and managing your award, visit the individual program pages. Information on funding policies can be found here.

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Iowa Community Cultural Grant

Iowa Community Cultural Grants enhance Iowa communities through the development of festivals, music, drama, cultural programs and tourism projects

Iowa Cultural and Entertainment Districts

well-identified, walkable, mixed-use, compact areas of a city or county with a high concentration of arts and cultural facilities.

Iowa Scholarship for the Arts

The Iowa Scholarship for the Arts supports the development of outstanding high school seniors who excel in the arts and are enrolled in accredited edu

Iowa Artist Fellowship Program

Advancing the artistic careers of Iowa artists through funding and professional development.

Cultural Leadership Partners

Demonstrate your investment in a rich cultural environment that improves the quality of life for all Iowans by becoming a Cultural Leadership Partner.

Creative Catalyst Project Grant

Apply for funding to develop arts and culture projects that advance creative placemaking as a community workforce or tourism strategy.

Inspire Iowa

Inspire Iowa supports highly visible and high-impact arts, culture and heritage events, performances, productions or exhibitions.

Iowa Artist Fellows

Artists who demonstrate exceptional creativity and the capacity to contribute to the innovation and elevation of the arts in Iowa.

Iowa Screenwriters Grant

Provides support to Iowa’s screenwriters to advance their artistic practices and elevate the creative screenwriting industry in Iowa.

Art Project Grant

Artists and organizations undertake high-quality arts and cultural projects that positively impact the vitality of arts in Iowa

Partnership Grant

Partnership Awards are discretionary grant awards, of up to $10,000.

Certified Local Government Grant Program

The Certified Local Government grant program is open to those Iowa cities, counties and land use districts.

Cultural Capacity Building Grant

Apply for general operating support for your arts, cultural or humanities nonprofit.

Folk Arts Learning Grant

Folk Arts Learning Grants create opportunities for the Folk and Traditional Arts to thrive in Iowa.

Greenlight Grant

Greenlight Grants seek to support entrepreneurial projects that can accelerate business and careers in film

Iowa Arts & Culture Emergency Relief Fund

The Iowa Arts & Culture Emergency Relief Fund provides short-term financial relief to eligible organizations impacted by natural disasters.

Iowa Great Places

Iowa Great Places seeks to cultivate the local character and authentic qualities of Iowa neighborhoods

Strengthening Communities Grant

Strengthening Communities Grants provide support to organizations committed to strengthening communities through youth development