The Orange City Arts Council is among organizations in 13 communities who were awarded grants from the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs — totaling more than $160,000.
Twenty-nine artists and organizations were awarded grants to sustain “culturally vibrant” communities in the state, according to Mary Cownie, director of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs.
Orange City Arts was awarded a $2500 stability grant to hire two consultants in early 2016, to assist in the development and execution of a fundraising plan integrated into current strategic priorities.
Stability grants, which help organizations achieve fiscal stability by instituting best practices in strategic planning and management, are funded through the Iowa Cultural Trust. The grant program is administered by the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs.