Thursday, August 6, 2009

The Heartland

The mission of the Iowa Arts Council is to "enrich the quality of life for Iowans through support of the arts."

At their useful website, the resources include an "In-Box" for Artist Opportunities, regional news and a curriculum called Iowa Folklife, which celebrates the traditional artist.

From their website:

This online resource includes content pages, photos, audio samples, suggested readings, lesson plans, and a variety of online resources for students (k12) and educators. Use the whole curriculum or just one unit! Enhance your experience by inviting featured traditional artists or those from your community into your classroom. Consult the Folk & Traditional Artists link for each unit, the Iowa Folklife Roster , or Iowa Roots for artists' contact information, and apply for an Iowa Arts Council grant for artists' fees and other program expenses.

They also have an extensive funding program for arts education.

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