Gov. Reynolds and Iowa Economic Development Authority announce $1.4 million in grant awards
28 Aug 2023
August 28, 2023 (Des Moines, IA) Gov. Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) today announced that more than $1.4 million in grants were awarded to advance the arts, culture and creative industries across Iowa.
In all, 131 Iowa organizations and Iowans were recommended and approved for funding. The grants are matched by local and private investment and support a wide range of creative and cultural activities benefiting Iowans, from innovative public art projects and exhibitions, to concerts, festivals, and theatrical and film productions.
“Arts and culture are an important part of economic development,” said IEDA and Iowa Finance Authority Director Debi Durham. “These attractions and creative businesses fuel growth in our communities and add the quality of life that attract visitors and new residents to Iowa.”