The biennial Iowa Arts Summit is the state’s leading professional development and networking event for Iowa’s arts and creative community. Hear from Iowa's most innovative minds and learn how they are transforming their organizations and communities. The Iowa Arts Summit brings together creatives, nonprofit professionals and community leaders for networking, learning and celebrating the arts in Iowa. 

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Advance online registration for the Iowa Arts Summit is now closed, but you can still attend!
For day-of registration, register in-person at the event on Tuesday, June 18. Tickets will be $100.

Save the Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2024 
FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny

Questions or accessibility concerns about the event? Contact Jennie Knoebel at


Regional Arts Forums

The Iowa Arts Council will be hosting Regional Arts Forums throughout Iowa in the early Spring 2024. Each in-person event will feature opportunities for local artists, nonprofit arts and culture leaders, and communities to gather and discuss pressing issues facing the arts in their community and the opportunities available to address these challenges. The Iowa Arts Council will also provide an overview of upcoming grant opportunities and some grant writing tips and tricks. The forums are free and open to the public. For full details about each forum, including the current agenda, please check the calendar for each event or reach out to our team.

Thursday, February 29, 2024 
2 – 5 p.m. 
ArtHaus, 107 W Broadway, Decorah, IA 52101 
Cedar Rapids 
Thursday, March 7, 2024 
2 – 5 p.m.
Theatre Cedar Rapids, 102 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 
Tuesday, March 19, 2024 
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. 
Fairfield Arts & Convention Center, 200 N Main St, Fairfield, IA 52556 
Des Moines 
Friday, March 22, 2024 
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. 
Iowa Economic Development Authority, 1963 Bell Ave, Des Moines, IA 50315 
Council Bluffs 
Thursday, March 28, 2024 
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. 
Iowa Western Community College, 2700 College Rd, Council Bluffs, IA 51503 
Sioux City 
Thursday, April 4, 2024 
1 – 4 p.m. 
Sioux City Art Center, 225 Nebraska St, Sioux City, IA 51101 
April 11, 2024
1 – 2 p.m.  
Grinnell College, Humanities & Social Studies Center (HSSC) Room A2231, Auditorium, 1226 Park Street, Grinnell, IA 50112