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Making the Case for Public Investment in the Arts

How Much Does Iowa Invest in the Arts?

  • As a state, Iowa invests $0.32 per Iowan in the arts, which ranks 46th in the nation.
  • Around $1 per person is the average level of state investment in the arts, nationally, with many states investing significantly more. National and Regional Comparison Interactive Map Listing
  • Iowa invests less than most Midwestern and peer states, despite arts and culture jobs and production accounting for an equivalent or greater share of its economy. [Source]

ADVOCACY RESOURCES

 

National Endowment for the Arts

State Profile for Iowa
NEA Arts Investment Fact Sheet

 

Americans for the Arts “Why the Arts Matter in Iowa” 

Fact Sheet

Social Media Toolkit

 

National Assembly of State Arts Agencies

Creative Economy Profile for Iowa

Iowa 2022 NEA Fact Sheet

 

Arts & Creativity Strengthen our Nation 

Message Guide

 

How to Talk About Public Funding for the Arts

One-page guide

 

Supporting the Arts in Rural Iowa

Support for the Arts in Rural Communities

National Governors Association

Rural Arts Initiative

Rural Prosperity through the Arts and Creative Industries

Did you know there are a variety of arts and culture grants accessible to schools, non-profits, performance venues, artists, and other cultural organizations here in Iowa? Here’s a link to find more grant information: https://iowaculture.gov/about-us/about/grants

 

Did you know that Americans for the Arts has a whole “Arts Education Navigator with all of the facts and figures to advocate for arts education? Check it out!