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Top 10 Arts Rank No Accident

In case you missed it, the National Center for Arts Research recently ranked Council Bluffs-Omaha in the top 10 of all mid-sized US cities for arts vibrancy. The metro was awarded the number six spot for the overall strength of its arts community. While t…
In case you missed it, the National Center for Arts Research recently ranked Council Bluffs-Omaha in the top 10 of all mid-sized US cities for arts vibrancy. The metro was awarded…
http://www.iowawestfoundation.org/blogs/leadership-notes/top-10-arts-rank-no-accident/

Multi-Year Funding Approach Expands to Regional Arts Organizations

Because it’s worked so well, our Board of Directors recently approved the expansion of Multi-Year Funding to incorporate several regional arts and culture organizations.
Each grantee who applies to the Iowa West Foundation for funding goes through the same process. It starts with submitting a letter of inquiry (LOI) which is like a…
http://www.iowawestfoundation.org/blogs/leadership-notes/multi-year-funding-approach-expands-regional-arts-organizations/

Joslyn's Mentoring Program Sculpting this southwest Iowa Artist

Joslyn's Kent Bellows Mentoring Program is dedicated to developing young artists’ “creative capital,” so they can imagine, adapt, invent, and re-think the old ways.
It’s a beautiful spring Friday afternoon in March and teenagers across the metro are pouring out of their respective high schools’ front doors. One would assume they’d…
http://www.iowawestfoundation.org/blogs/grants-work/joslyns-mentoring-program-sculpted-southwest-iowa-artist/

Field Trip to the Omaha Children's Museum

Earlier this year, I got to experience a “Grant at Work” first-hand when I chaperoned my daughter’s field trip to the Omaha Children’s Museum. The museum recently received a $40,000 grant from the Iowa West Foundation to provide field trips and re…
In my position as the Director of Communications for the Foundation, I am privileged to tell the stories of how our grantees benefit southwest Iowans. In the past two years,…
http://www.iowawestfoundation.org/blogs/grants-work/field-trip-omaha-childrens-museum/

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