Iowa Ideas 2022

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Arts & Culture

Rural, urban and regional benefit to arts, culture and entertainment in Iowa.

    DEI: Making the arts accessible to all

    How are Iowa advocates connecting pathways within the arts to under-represented communities? How are we recruiting artists of diverse backgrounds and perspectives?

    Moderated by Elijah Decious

    Held on October 13, 2022 at 9:15AM

    • Lindsay Keast

    • LD Kidd

    • Mia Buch

    • Cavan Hallman

    • Adam Knight


    Long-term sustainability and funding streams

    A market by market review of methods for individual, foundational or grant based support for the arts in Iowa.

    Moderated by Diana Nollen

    Held on October 13, 2022 at 10:20AM

    • Tiffany Nagel Spinner

    • David Schmitz

    • Laura Manatt

    • Jeff Chelesvig


    Bringing the arts and business communities closer together

    Consider the economic impact of the arts in neighborhoods, business districts, and main streets. How can Iowa business leaders incorporate the arts in their recruitment and retention strategies for workforce?

    Moderated by Tony Baranowski

    Held on October 13, 2022 at 2:10PM

    • Cody Jandik

    • Chris Johnson

    • Katie Hallman


    The role of arts and culture in community place making

    How can the arts help inform or tell the stories of Iowa neighborhoods? What steps do communities consider when building a distinct, welcoming space?

    Moderated by Marissa Payne

    Held on October 13, 2022 at 3:15PM

    • Christopher Hunter

    • Jon Berg

    • Tiffany Tauscheck

    • Monica Leo


    The Big Idea: Rebuilding the Arts Audience

    Regardless of past success, arts and culture organizations across Iowa need to find new ways to build and engage their audience. How are organizations getting creative after several seasons of audience pivots? Best practices and lesssons learned wil be shared in this roundtable session.

    Moderated by Diana Nollen

    Held on October 13, 2022 at 4:20PM

    • Jason Anderson

    • Jeff Capps

    • Sean Ulmer


    Preserving the Arts in Public Education

    How are the arts and culture community leaders working with school administrators to ensure continued representation and engagement with students? A look at the challenges as well as programs that continue to thrive.

    Moderated by Grace King

    Held on October 14, 2022 at 10:10AM

    • Sarah Fairfield

    • Jon Welch

    • Leon Kuehner

    • Karoline Meyers


    Unlocking Successful Public Art Programs

    Exploring partnerships and development programs that support the arts.

    Moderated by Elijah Decious

    Held on October 14, 2022 at 11:15AM

    • Robin Anderson

    • John Englebrecht

    • Mat Greiner

    • Teva Dawson

    • Nick Ludwig

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