The Iowa Arts Council, or IAC, is accepting applications for its Artist Fellowship Program and multiple grant programs until May 1, 2014.  Applications can be submitted via IAC’s SlideRoom, an online application portal, at  For more information, please call 515-281-5111.

The list of programs that have this May 1 deadline are as follows:

Artist Fellowship Program
IAC created the multidiscipline Artist Fellowship Program to partner with active Iowa artists who demonstrate exceptional creativity and the capacity to contribute to the excellence and innovation of the arts in Iowa.

  • IAC Fellows will receive $5,000 and work in partnership with a variety of crowd-funding sources to leverage additional promotional and monetary support for their work. Fellows will also participate in Creative Capital’s Core Weekend Professional Development Program in August 2014, one of the nation’s premier artist professional development programs.

Project Grants
Eligible projects are relevant to the stated vision of the applicant, have a clear beginning and end, seek to achieve specific arts goals through measurable objectives, and have an appropriate budget and timeline.

  • Artist Project Grants and Organization Project Grants create opportunities for the arts to flourish in Iowa by investing in projects that positively impact the vitality of the arts in the state, demonstrate public value, and support IAC funding priorities.
  • Rural Arts Development Project Grants provide funds to support arts projects that positively impact the quality of life in rural Iowa.

Job Creation Grants
The Job Creation Grants program provides funds to support the creation of quality jobs for Iowans that contribute to the cultural vitality of Iowa.

Cultural Trust Endowment Challenge Grants
These grants incentivize giving to Iowa’s cultural organizations by providing matching dollars to endowment funds that supplement operating budgets. Applicants may request up to $30,000 and must raise $3 in new endowment funds for every $1 of grant funds within two years of receiving the award notification.

Cultural Trust Stability Grants
This grant program assists Iowa cultural organizations in reaching fiscal stability and instituting best practices in organizational strategic planning and management. Applicants may request between $1,000 and $2,500 and must show a dollar-for-dollar cash match.

Visit the Iowa Arts Council’s webpage or to find guidelines and eligibility requirements for each grant program.