About Us

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VISION

Iowa is a place where the arts and culture industry inspires its citizens, strengthens communities, enhances educational achievement, celebrates its diversity and is a catalyst for economic development.

MISSION

The Iowa Cultural Coalition (ICC) organizes Iowans to advocate for public investment in arts and culture.

MANDATE

As a statewide advocacy organization, the ICC serves as a strong and unified voice in promoting public funding, legislation, and policy beneficial to Iowa’s growing arts and culture industry.

WHO ARE WE

The ICC is a 501 c(3) not-for-profit organization incorporated in the State of Iowa and governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.

BACKGROUND

The Iowa Cultural Coalition was officially incorporated in 2004 after serving several years as an informal citizen advocacy group. The organization is being reinvigorated today to respond to the growing need for organized citizen advocacy on behalf of Iowa’s cultural community.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Tom Smull, President, Des Moines

Trish Bergren, Vice President, Clarinda

David Schmitz, Secretary, Dubuque

Paul Ferrone, Treasurer, Ames

Chris Kramer, Ex-Oficio, Des Moines

Steve Hansen, Sioux City

Leon Kuehner, Hampton

Rod Marlatt, Elkader

Katie Mulholland, Marion

Lesley Wright, Grinnell

Bob Untiedt, Marshalltown

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