DES MOINES The Iowa Arts Council has awarded $10,520 in the August, 2010, round of Mini Grants to 11 organizations and individuals in Davenport, Des Moines, De Soto, Dubuque, Fairfield, Iowa City, Mason City, Oelwein and Toledo. IAC received 17 eligible applications with requests totaling more than $16,500.
The IJH Award:
Iowa Juvenile Home Foundation, Toledo - “True Colors Activity Program” - $520
The Iowa Juvenile Home Foundation will use IAC grant funding to host two poetry workshops for youth led by Heather Roberts of Davenport and Dave Morice of Iowa City.
Mini Grants applicants may request up to $1,000 in funding, which they must match.
“Public support for these projects is an investment in the artists and organizations that keep Iowa alive with vitality and creativity,” said Mary Sundet Jones, Iowa Arts Council administrator. “This small investment of state dollars reaps rich rewards in terms of quality of life in our communities.”
Mini Grant applications are due the first business day of the month for a maximum of $1,000.