Cultural Leadership Partners
Note: This funding opportunity is no longer currently accepting applications. See below for resources to manage your grant award.
See the FY 2024 Grant Recipients
Demonstrate your investment in a rich cultural environment that improves the quality of life for all Iowans by becoming a Cultural Leadership Partner. Partners are designated every three years and receive grant funds to support operating and programmatic costs throughout the three-year cycle. Cultural Leadership Partners demonstrate an exemplary record of programming, managerial excellence and community service on a year-round basis to the citizens of Iowa; sound fiscal and managerial practices; and deliberate community outreach and involvement.
- Who: Iowa Nonprofit Cultural, Humanities or Arts Organizations
- What: Designation and $30,000 - $60,000 in funding over a three year period
- When: May 3, 2021 for the funding period of July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2024
How to Apply
- Read the guidelines
- Watch the informational webinar
- Drop in on virtual office hours via Zoom to ask program staff questions at 10:00 a.m., March 18 and April 15
Office Hours Zoom Link
Office Hours Zoom Call-In: 312-626-6799
Meeting ID: 626 286 2564
- Submit the application
Manage Your Grant
Reference your Award Notification e-mail and Grant Contract for information about managing your grant award. The e-mail and contract include information about contract compliance, acknowledging support, final reports, and other important details.
Fiscal Year 2022 Guidelines
Fiscal Year 2023 Grantees may use the Fiscal Year 2022 Cultural Leadership Partners Program Guidelines for reference.
As a grant recipient, you must complete the final report form at the end of the process and share the impact of the project on arts and culture in Iowa.