Janine Calsbeek named to Iowa Arts Council board

Governor Terry E. Branstad recently announced the appointment of Janine Calsbeek to the board of the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs.  The three-year term began July 1, 2014.

Calsbeek has served as executive director of the Orange City Arts Council for five years.

On June 6, Calsbeek participated in the Iowa Arts Summit in Des Moines. She served as a panelist with Chuck Swanson of Hancher Auditorium, Iowa City, and Carmen Darland of Quad City Arts. The three spoke on Programming through Partnerships: the opportunities and challenges to building partnerships in the arts.