IOWA ARTS SUMMIT | Biennial Iowa Arts Summit Returns

IOWA ARTS SUMMIT | Biennial Iowa Arts Summit Returns Lindsay Keast - Iowa Arts Council | 06/10/2022

Biennial Iowa Arts Summit Returns

Mainframe Studios to host Iowa Arts Summit Aug 12th

Join your creative colleagues at the 2022 Iowa Arts Summit to learn, experiment, and collaborate with one another to develop more vibrant creative places in Iowa. The biennial Iowa Arts Summit is the state’s leading professional development and networking event for Iowa’s arts and creative community.

The 2022 conference will highlight the integral role creatives play in community development and explore ways of strengthening support systems for Iowa’s creative workforce. By integrating the arts and supporting the creative economy, Iowa communities can strengthen social and economic vibrancy, attract and retain talent, and build healthier places to live, work, and play.

The three-day program features inspirational, half-day virtual sessions from leading state and national voices in the arts Aug. 10-11 and culminates in an in-person, collaborative conference and workshop on Aug. 12 at Mainframe Studios in Des Moines. Dynamic workshops will impart tangible takeaways, cultivate statewide connections, and spotlight innovative state and national approaches to developing creative solutions to local issues through the arts.

Iowa Arts Summit scholarships are available for Iowa creatives, arts professionals at small nonprofits, and students currently pursuing an arts-related major at an Iowa college or university. Selected scholarship recipients will receive complimentary registration to the full conference, including both virtual and in-person events (a $50 value).

For conference, scholarship, and registration information visit