Iowa expressions and social gatherings get awards from advancing


DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs is dividing $ 1 million among 118 Iowa arts and cultural groups to encourage people to safely “Re-imagine, Re-engage, Reconnect” with concerts, museums, festivals and among them.

Released in time for the holidays, one-time prizes range from $ 1,500 to $ 18,000. About 20 organizations in Linn and Johnson counties are among the recipients, including the Hancher Auditorium, the Iowa African American Museum, Brucemore, Orchestra Iowa and Chorale Midwest.

The money comes from the Iowa Arts & Tradition Advertising Grant program, created with federal funds from l. to. CARES Act that l. to. Governor Kim Reynolds assigned the Department of Cultural Affairs to provide financial assistance to Iowa organizations challenged by him. to. pandemic.

“These advertising and marketing grants and l. to. promotional campaign ‘Re-imagine’ will help the arts and cultural sector of Iowa to give l. to. welcome visitors during l. to. the holiday season, when many organizations depend on increased attendance and income to make ends meet, ”said Director of Cultural Affairs Chris Kramer. “This statewide investment will also help drive major exhibitions, presentations and events now and into the new year.”

Iowa’s creative sector generally contributes $ 4.2 billion to it. to. state economy, employing more than 43,000 creative workers in more than 5,000 businesses across the state, according to the department of cultural affairs. However, in 2020, the arts sector and l. to. Iowa culture nonprofit lost millions in revenue and at least 4,500 arts, entertainment and recreation jobs as a result of event cancellations and closures due to it. to. COVID-19 pandemic.

Eastern Iowa Grant Recipients and Amounts:

Johnson County

Hancher Auditorium, Iowa Town, $ 7,500

International Academy of Russian Music, Art and Culture, Iowa Town, $ 3,700

Children’s Museum of Iowa, Coralville, $ 16,900

Fab Lab by l. to. Iowa City, $ 5,000

PromptPress, Coralville, $ 4,300

Public Area One, Iowa Town, $ 12,600

Linn County

Iowa African American Museum, Cedar Rapids, $ 12,400

Brucemore, Cedar Rapids, $ 18,000

Cedar Rapids Opera, $ 9,200

Chorale Midwest, Cedar Rapids, $ 6,300

Cohesion School of Music, Cedar Rapids, $ 4,000

Iowa Center for Ceramics and Glass Study, Cedar Rapids, $ 4,500

Kirkwood Neighborhood School, Cedar Fast, $ 8,700

Czech and Slovak National Museum and Library, Cedar Rapids, $ 11,300

NewBo Town Marketplace Advertising, Cedar Rapids, $ 1,900

Orchestra Iowa, Cedar Rapids, $ 10,000

Revival Theater Company, Cedar Rapids, $ 5,600

Black Hawk County

Cedar Falls Community Theater, $ 15,000

Grout Museum District, Waterloo, $ 18,000

James & Meryl Hearst Middle for the Arts, Cedar Falls, $ 17,700

University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, $ 10,000

Playhouse of l. to. Waterloo Community / Black Hawk Children’s Theater, $ 17,000

Youth Art Team, Waterloo, $ 10,500

Cedar County

Hoover Presidential Foundation, West Department, $ 18,000

Clayton County

Guttenberg Construction & Tourism, $ 7,700

Guttenberg Gallery and Creativity Center, Guttenberg, $ 3,900

Dubuque County

Bell Tower Theater, Dubuque, $ 10,800

Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs of l. to. City of Dubuque, $ 15,000

Inventive Journey Lab Inc., Dubuque $ 17,000

Dubuque Chorale, Dubuque, $ 3,200

Dubuque County Historical Society, Dubuque, $ 6,100

Dubuque Museum of Art, $ 9,500

5 Flags Middle Theater, Dubuque, $ 11,300

Grand Opera Space, Dubuque, $ 8,000

Heritage Middle, Dubuque, $ 18,000

Julien Dubuque International Film Competition, Dubuque, $ 3,500

Loras School, Dubuque History Center, Dubuque $ 1,500

Steeple Sq., Dubuque, $ 8,800

Henry County

Swedish Society of l. to. Heritage, Sweden, $ 1,000

Iowa County

Society of l. to. Amana inheritance, $ 4,000

Jackson County

Ohnward Center for the Fine Arts, Maquoketa, $ 7,500

Muscatine County

Eulenspiegel Puppet Theater Company, West Liberty, $ 3,500

Muscatine Art Center, $ 15,500

Scott County

Davenport Junior Theater, $ 5,000

Figge Museum of Art, Davenport, $ 10,000

German-American Center of l. to. Inheritance, Davenport, $ 15,000

Putnam Museum and Science Center, Davenport, $ 18,000

Quad Town Symphony Orchestra, Davenport, $ 11,400

Winneshiek County

Oneota Cinema Competition, Decorah, $ 3,500

Oneota Valley Community Orchestra, Decorah, $ 3,100


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