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Search for art and culture grants on Granwatch.com including grants for artists, performing arts, music, dance, visual, arts programs, local arts events, arts education and graphic arts programming.   81 Arts and Culture Grants for Iowa.

Grants to USA Nonprofit and Governmental Museums for Capacity Building Activities

Deadline: 05/01/17
Conference Date: 03/16/17

Grants starting at $5,000 to USA and territories nonprofit and governmental museums for capacity building and professional development activities. An informational webinar is scheduled for March 16. The purpose of this program is to enable museums t... GrantWatch ID#: 180756

In-kind Grants to USA Nonprofits for Custom Animations to Promote a Cause

Deadline: 04/30/17

In-kind grants valued at up to $5,000 to USA nonprofit organizations for a professional two-minute animation to promote their cause. This grant includes the services of scripting, voice-over, and custom illustration. Grantees are expected to spend o... GrantWatch ID#: 179839

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Organizations to Support Chamber Music Training for Amateur Musicians

Deadline: 04/30/17

Grants to USA, Canada, and International organizations for workshops that provide coaching and support for amateur musicians playing chamber music. Funding is available to reduce registration fees for participants, to subsidize coaches’ salaries, ... GrantWatch ID#: 180316

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Awards to USA, Canada, and International English Teachers for Classroom-Based Research on Education

Deadline: 05/01/17

Awards to USA, Canada, and International English language arts teachers to recognize outstanding published research concerning the learning and teaching of the discipline. The purpose of this award is to honor classroom-based research projects in wh... GrantWatch ID#: 160646

Award to a USA Organization or University for an Outstanding Project on the History of the North American West

Deadline: 05/01/17

Award of $1,000 to a USA organization, group, or institution of higher education for an outstanding project that has enhanced public appreciation of North American West history. All projects must have been completed in the previous year. The prize m... GrantWatch ID#: 160702

Special Recognition and Infrastructure Development to Iowa Nonprofits and Agencies to Improve Civic Pride

Deadline: 05/01/17

Special recognition to Iowa nonprofits, agencies, and tribal governments to recognize their communities' authentic and unique qualities that enhance their quality of life and vitality. Once designated, professional development, networking, and tech... GrantWatch ID#: 171519

Grants to Iowa Nonprofits, Schools, Agencies, and Artists for Arts Initiatives to Address Community Issues

Deadline: 05/01/17

Grants of $10,000 and in-kind technical support to Iowa nonprofit organizations, K-12 schools, government agencies, certain cultural organizations, and individual artists to address civic issues through the arts. The purpose of this program is to he... GrantWatch ID#: 179804

Grants to Iowa Small Arts and Cultural Nonprofits for Organizational Operations

Deadline: 05/01/17

Grants of $2,500 to Iowa small arts and cultural nonprofits to support general operations. Funding is intended to support the mission of the recipient organization through general operating support rather than specific projects and programs. Funds m... GrantWatch ID#: 179805

Grants to Iowa Nonprofits and Agencies for Cultural Events, Exhibits, and Activities

Deadline: 05/01/17

Grants ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 to Iowa nonprofit organizations and government agencies for community projects that promote cultural access, create jobs, and demonstrate public value. Projects must involve cultural heritage, provide access to ... GrantWatch ID#: 179810

Grants to Iowa Arts and Cultural Nonprofits for Multi-Year Operational Support

Deadline: 11/01/17
LOI Date: 05/01/17

Grants ranging from $30,000 to $60,000 to Iowa nonprofit arts and cultural organizations to support general operations over a multi-year period. LOIs are due by May 1. Strong candidates enhance the quality of life for state residents through exempla... GrantWatch ID#: 179812

Grants to Iowa Cultural Nonprofits for Strategic Organizational Planning

Deadline: 05/01/17

Grants ranging from $1,000 to $2,500 to Iowa cultural nonprofits to implement best practices and develop strategic and fundraising plans to improve organizational stability. The goal of this program is to promote the stability, sustainability, and g... GrantWatch ID#: 179814

Scholarships and Fellowships to USA Dance Students and Dancers for Professional Training and Workforce Developme...

Deadline: 05/01/17

Scholarships and fellowships ranging from $7,500 to $30,000 to USA dancers for professional training and salary assistance. Scholarships cover the costs of school tuition for dance major students at a nonprofit school, and fellowships provide salary... GrantWatch ID#: 180035

Fellowships to USA Choreographers to Create New Dance Works and to Support Artistic Advancement

Deadline: 05/01/17

Fellowships of $10,000 to USA choreographers for the creation of a new artistic work of up to 20 minutes that will be presented to the public during the fellowship period. Funding is intended to encourage new artistic advancements that broaden the a... GrantWatch ID#: 180036

Fellowships to USA, Canada, and International Jewish College Graduates to Teach in Israel

Deadline: 05/01/17

Fellowships of up to $1,430 per month to USA, Canada, and International Jewish college graduates to teach English in Israel. Fellows will work at a school for 10 months and participate in educational and cultural programs. This program is intended f... GrantWatch ID#: 180172

Grants to Rock Island County, Illinois and Scott County, Iowa Nonprofits to Benefit Quad Cities Area Residents

Deadline: 05/01/17

Grants to Rock Island County, Illinois and Scott County, Iowa nonprofit organizations for programs and projects that benefit Quad Cities Area residents. Funding will be provided for direct services in the areas of health, education, youth developme... GrantWatch ID#: 180456

Grants to USA Nonprofits for International Exchanges in the Arts and Environmental Sciences

Deadline: 08/01/17
LOI Date: 05/01/17

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to help cover the costs of international travel to Central, East, and Southeast Europe, the Baltic states, Central Asia, Mongolia, and/or Russia for exchanges in the arts and/or the environmental sciences. Appli... GrantWatch ID#: 180489

Grants to Iowa Nonprofits, IHEs, Agencies, Tribes, and Groups for Public Humanities Programs

Deadline: 05/01/17

Grants ranging from $3,001 to $10,000 to Iowa nonprofit organizations, IHEs, government agencies, tribal governments, and groups for humanities programming for out-of-school adult public audiences. Applicants who wish to receive a proposal draft rev... GrantWatch ID#: 180678

Grants to Iowa and Nebraska Nonprofits to Benefit the Omaha-Council Bluff's Metro Area

Deadline: 05/01/17

Grants of up to $5,000 to Iowa and Nebraska nonprofit organizations to positively impact communities within the funding source’s Omaha-Council Bluffs Metro Area service territory. Program areas include education, technology, youth, the arts, and s... GrantWatch ID#: 181204

Fellowship to a USA Asian American Filmmaker or Screenwriter for the Creation of a Narrative Feature Screenplay

Deadline: 05/02/17

Fellowship to a USA Asian American screenwriter or writer/director to support the creation of a feature screenplay. The purpose of this program is to advance the representation of Asian Americans in the independent film industry. Applications will b... GrantWatch ID#: 154525

Fellowship to a USA Latino Filmmaker or Screenwriter for the Creation of a Narrative Feature Screenplay

Deadline: 05/02/17

Fellowship to a USA screenwriter or writer/director of Latino descent to support the creation of a narrative feature screenplay. Applications will be considered from individuals working on their first or second screenplay. The selected fellow will r... GrantWatch ID#: 180905

Grants to USA Nonprofits, Agencies, and IHEs for the Preservation and Digitization of Humanities Resources

Deadline: 05/02/17

Grants of up to $7,000 to USA nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and IHEs for the preservation of humanities collections. Applicants must create or verify the required registrations by April 4 and April 18. The purpose of this program is... GrantWatch ID#: 181003

Grants to USA Nonprofits for Political, Economic, Social and Civil Rights for Global Citizens

Deadline: 05/03/17

Grants ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 to USA nonprofits for programs that work to protect cultural, social, civil, economic, and political rights for individuals in communities around the world. Previous grants have funded nonviolence initiatives, y... GrantWatch ID#: 178726

In-Kind Grants of Musical Equipment to USA K-12 Public Schools to Support Music and Arts Programs

Deadline: 05/05/17

In-kind grants valued at $10,000 to USA K-12 public schools for the purchase of a piano and other musical equipment. Funding is intended to provide students with a safe place to discover and excel in music and the arts. To qualify, schools must have... GrantWatch ID#: 153756

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Grants to USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits, Artists, and Cultural Institutions for Contemporary Arts Pr...

Deadline: 07/07/17
LOI Date: 05/05/17

Grants starting at $15,000 to USA, Canada, and International individual artists, nonprofit organizations, art production platforms, festivals, and cultural institutions for projects in the contemporary arts. LOIs are due May 5. The Fund supports pr... GrantWatch ID#: 179287

Awards to USA Women for Outstanding Contributions to Volunteer Service and Community Needs

Deadline: 05/08/17

Awards of $10,000 to USA women to recognize outstanding commitment to volunteer service and meeting community needs and concerns. Nominees will also be judged on their passion, the project's impact on addressing problems, and whether the activity's ... GrantWatch ID#: 180983

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Grants to USA Nonprofits for Environmental, Arts, Educational, and Health Programs

Deadline: 05/10/17

Grants ranging from $1,000 to $20,000 to USA nonprofits for museums, cultural, and performing arts programs; schools, hospitals, educational and skills training programs, and programs for youth, seniors, and the handicapped; environmental and wildli... GrantWatch ID#: 174639

Grants to Marion, Iowa Nonprofits and Agencies to Promote Local Tourism Opportunities

Deadline: 05/12/17

Grants to Marion, Iowa nonprofit organizations and local government agencies for projects that promote the tourism industry and increase overnight stays at local lodging facilities. Eligible applicants may request funding from one of the following t... GrantWatch ID#: 148416

Awards to USA Individuals Ages 50 and Above for Creating Positive Social Impact

Deadline: 05/12/17

Awards of $50,000 to USA and territories individuals over the age of 50 to recognize accomplishments in fostering positive social impacts. Strong consideration will be given to candidates working to address areas such as healthy living, caregiving, ... GrantWatch ID#: 180642

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Grants to USA Nonprofits to Benefit Children and Young Adults Through Arts and Environmental Stewardship

Deadline: 05/15/17

Grants to USA nonprofits for programs that will benefit children and young adults. Funding may be awarded to programs in the areas of environmental stewardship, performing arts, and visual arts. All programs and funding must be based in the United S... GrantWatch ID#: 143301

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Grants and Awards to USA Authors, Translators, Agents, and Publishers to Translate French Literature

Deadline: 05/15/17

Grants and awards to USA literary publishers, translators, authors, and literary agents for the translation of French literary works for English-speaking audiences. Consideration will be given to both fiction and non-fiction writings. Eligible liter... GrantWatch ID#: 179274

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Grants to USA Nonprofits for Basic Human Needs and Community Development

Deadline: 05/15/17

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to meet basic human needs, promote community vitality, and encourage volunteerism. Programs may involve hunger relief, shelter and housing, self-sufficiency, arts and culture, and community development. Applicat... GrantWatch ID#: 179283

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Award to a USA, Canada, or International Individual for Contributions to Postsecondary History Education

Deadline: 05/15/17

Award to a USA, Canada, or International individual to recognize outstanding service to history education at a college or university. Nominations will be considered on behalf of individuals affiliated with two-year, four-year, and graduate schools a... GrantWatch ID#: 180732

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Award to a USA, Canada, or International History Teacher for Undergraduate Mentorship

Deadline: 05/15/17

Award to a USA, Canada, or International individual history teacher to recognize outstanding mentorship at an undergraduate level. Nominations are accepted on behalf of individuals affiliated with both two-year and four-year institutions. The purpos... GrantWatch ID#: 180733

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Prizes to USA, Canada, and International New Media Projects for the Use of Digital Technology in History

Deadline: 05/15/17

Prizes of $4,000 to USA, Canada, and International new media projects that combine digital technology and history. Consideration will be given to freely available and innovative projects that reflect critical, rigorous, and thoughtful engagement. Re... GrantWatch ID#: 180734

Awards to USA, Canada, and International Individuals and Institutions for Diversity in the Historical Professions

Deadline: 05/15/17

Awards to USA, Canada, and International individuals and academic institutions to recognize sustained efforts and initiatives to recruit and retain underrepresented ethnic and racial groups in the historical professions. Strong candidates will demon... GrantWatch ID#: 180735

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Award to a USA, Canada, or International Individual or Group Advancing the Public's Understanding of History

Deadline: 05/15/17

Award to a USA, Canada, or International individual or group for contributions to the public’s understanding and appreciation of history. Nominations may be submitted for specific contributions to the file. This could include, for example, works a... GrantWatch ID#: 180736

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Award to a USA Playwright for Writing a Dramatic Work That is Challenging, Passionate, and Fearless

Deadline: 05/15/17

Award of $45,000 to a USA playwright for writing a new play that is unique, bold, and fearless. Priority is given to submissions by playwrights of color, women, and first-time playwrights. Funding is intended for unproduced plays that are not main... GrantWatch ID#: 180988

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In-Kind Professional Development Grants to USA Teachers and School Counselors Working to Help Diverse Gifted Stud...

Deadline: 05/16/17

In-kind professional development grants to USA teachers, school psychologists, and school counselors who work in Title I schools and are new to the field of gifted education. The opportunity provides teachers with tools for identifying and understa... GrantWatch ID#: 160187

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Grants to USA Individual Writers for New Literary Works on Contemporary Visual Art

Deadline: 05/17/17

Grants to USA writers to create new works on contemporary visual arts. Grants are made to both established and emerging writers and can be in the categories of articles, blogs, books, new and alternative media, or short-form writing. Funding will ap... GrantWatch ID#: 150417

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Grants to Iowa Nonprofit Organizations to Benefit Eligible Communities

Deadline: 05/22/17

Grants to Iowa nonprofit organizations to benefit communities where the funding source has a business presence. Applicants may describe their request under one of the following categories: health and human services, youth and education, arts and cul... GrantWatch ID#: 180677

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Awards to USA High School Students for Excellence in Writing Poetry, Fiction, and Literary Nonfiction Works

Deadline: 05/30/17

Awards of $200 to USA high school students (in grades nine through twelve) who have demonstrated excellence in writing poetry, fiction, and/or literary nonfiction works. The funding source will also acknowledge excellence in poetry writing with awa... GrantWatch ID#: 181066

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Grants to Illinois and Iowa Nonprofits and Agencies in the Quad Cities for Arts, Education, and Health Programs

Deadline: 09/07/17
LOI Date: 05/31/17

Grants to Illinois and Iowa nonprofits and agencies in the Quad Cities area for programs in the areas of arts and culture, education, community development, health, and youth development. Proposals are preferred for core operating support for organi... GrantWatch ID#: 179648

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Grants to USA Nonprofits for Education, Social Welfare, Arts, Religion, and Medical Research Programs

Deadline: 05/31/17

Grants of up to $20,000 to USA nonprofit organizations for a broad range of programs and projects that aim to promote the welfare of the public. The funding source responds to requests that are deemed most appropriate to promote education, the arts... GrantWatch ID#: 180745

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Grants to USA Tribes, Museums, and Native Hawaiian Organizations to Reclaim Cultural Items

Deadline: 06/01/17

Grants ranging from $300 to $15,000 to USA Indian tribes, Native Hawaiian organizations, and museums to transfer items of cultural significance and human remains to Native individuals and organizations. The purpose of this program is to return contr... GrantWatch ID#: 164780

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Grants to USA Individual Artists and Writers for Projects Involving Antarctic Science Research and Interpretation

Deadline: 06/01/17

Grants to USA individual artists and writers to carry out projects that will increase the public’s appreciation and understanding of the Antarctic region. Applicants are encouraged to contact the program officer prior to applying. In additional to... GrantWatch ID#: 180942

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Grants to USA Nonprofits, Agencies, and IHEs for Heritage Preservation Outreach and Interpretation

Deadline: 06/01/17

Grants of up to $12,000 to USA nonprofit organizations, government agencies, tribal governments, and IHEs for the digitization and interpretation of cultural heritage materials. Applicants are advised to confirm the required registrations by May 4 a... GrantWatch ID#: 181009

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Grants to USA, Canada, and International Colleges and Universities for Performances of Musical Works

Deadline: 06/01/17

Grants to USA, Canada, and International colleges and universities for performances of music works by Kurt Weill and Marc Blitzstein. Funding is provided to support general production expenses for stage works, and to cover musical expenses in regard... GrantWatch ID#: 181056

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Grants to USA Government Agencies for Historical Archives Preservation and Access

Deadline: 06/14/17

Grants of up to $40,000 per year to USA and territories government agencies that are responsible for their state’s archives for projects that promote the access to and interpretation of historical records. There is an optional proposal draft deadl... GrantWatch ID#: 180193

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Grants to USA Nonprofits, IHEs, Agencies, and Tribes to Promote Access to Historic Records

Deadline: 06/14/17

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations, IHEs, government agencies, and Native American tribes and groups to promote access to the nation’s historical records. Application drafts may be submitted through April 7. Applicants are encouraged to contact... GrantWatch ID#: 180922

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Grants to USA Nonprofits for Programs that Protect Native American Culture and Preserve Ecological Resources

Deadline: 06/30/17

Grants ranging from $5,000 to $35,000 to USA nonprofits to strengthen and protect Native American cultures, to support underserved communities, to preserve environmental resources, and for media projects that focus on current critical issues. Fundin... GrantWatch ID#: 176851

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