Bricker-Price Block named as Recipient of a Recovery Program Grant

Recovery Program Funds to help Iowa’s Arts, Creative and Cultural Sector

Earlham, IowaBricker-Price Block is pleased to announce they have received support through the Iowa Arts & Culture Recovery Program from the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs. Grant funds will help offset the revenue loss experienced because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  

The Iowa Arts & Culture Recovery Program will support a total of 267 cultural organizations and 152 artists in Iowa. Recipients will share $7 million in grants announced December 22, 2020 by the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs.

“The Iowa Arts and Culture Recovery Program stabilizes a vital part of Iowa’s economy by helping our arts and cultural sector build a much-needed funding bridge for a stronger recovery,” Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs Director Chris Kramer said, “We are so grateful to Governor Kim Reynolds for her steadfast support of Iowa’s creative and cultural workforce. These grants provide relief for thousands of Iowans whose jobs and livelihoods have been impacted this year.”

“The Iowa Arts and Culture Recovery Program grant is incredible gift for Bricker-Price Block,” said Allissa Johnson, Bricker-Price Block Executive Director, “These funds will truly help to offset the revenue lost from cancelled community events and programming due to COVID-19. We are truly honored and humbled to be one of 267 cultural organizations in the entire state to receive these funds.”

Funding for the Iowa Arts & Culture Recovery Program is made possible by Governor Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, through the federal CARES Act.

More about Bricker-Price Block

Since officially opening our doors on February 10, 2018, the vision for Bricker-Price Block has continued to be a community-focused event venue that welcomes our neighbors and friends of all ages in Earlham, Madison County and beyond. We host local, unique events like our annual Harvest Gathering Farm-to-Table Dinner and Trivia Events. The proceeds from these events go toward providing affordable programming for our youth and local senior citizens. We are also so honored to get the opportunity to help host and be a part of a number special life events in our community event venue.

More about The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs

The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs and its three divisions – the Iowa Arts Council, Produce Iowa-State Office of Media Production and the State Historical Society of Iowa – empower Iowa to build and sustain culturally vibrant communities by connecting Iowans to the people, places and points of pride that define our state. The department’s work enables Iowa to be recognized as a state that fosters creativity and serves as a catalyst for innovation where the stories of Iowa are preserved and communicated to connect past, present and future generations.

Top FIVE Reasons to Come to Trivia at Bricker-Price Block

#1: We have Something for {Almost} Everybody

We’ve changed something recently with our Team Trivia nights at Bricker-Price Block. Have you noticed? We no longer do 5 (five) trivia rounds of one-theme. Instead, we now do 6 (six) rounds of miscellaneous trivia! This new Team Trivia concept ensures that {almost} EVERYONE showing up to our Team Trivia events will be able to compete.  Unless, you don’t like to have fun. In that case, our Trivia nights may not be for you…

If you DO like to have fun though, you can expect some general knowledge trivia, photo trivia, a themed round or two of trivia, name that tune trivia, audio clip trivia, etc. Plus, you should see the tie breakers we come up with! One time we made teams chug eggnog! #ChristmasVacationTrivia

#2: It’s an Excuse to Get Together with {Your Fun} Friends + Family

For our Team Trivia events, we encourage you to gather up to 6 (six) team members, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a team of 2 (two), 3 (three), 4 (four) or 5 (five). Call your college roommates, your high school buddies, your girlfriends, your bros, your sister, your brother, your great aunt Linda. It doesn’t matter to us who or how many people bring or what the occasion is! Just assemble a team, make sure they are FUN people and Bricker-Price Block will do the rest!

#3: You’re Bound to Learn Something New

Even if you don’t walk away with our Einstein trophy as our Team Trivia night winner, you will still walk away with some newfangled knowledge and fun facts to chat about at the water cooler with coworkers or at the dinner table with family. At Bricker-Price Block, we promise to bring out all of the best trivia every month from hysterical historical events to classical current events and every little fact in between.

#4: It’s Affordable Fun

I challenge you to find a more affordable night out than Team Trivia at Bricker-Price Block. It’s just $30 (thirty) per team. So if you have 6 (six) people on your team, that just $5 (five) per person for 6 rounds of trivia, for a night without the kids and for a great time! Can you think of any event more affordable? I can’t! We are firm believers that local events should be entertaining and affordable! You can get your team signed up for any one of our 2020 Team Trivia events here. We host our events every third Saturday of the month.

#5: We Only “Hire” Local Hosts & Bartenders

This year, we are going to be switching up our Team Trivia event hosts. We never actually “hire” our hosts or bartenders, they are all local volunteers who “work” for tips, free beer + a good time. Which means that every time you come to our trivia nights, you’ll see a familiar face that’s excited to entertain you for the night! It could be the former or current mayor of Earlham… It could be a local teacher or coach from the Earlham Community School District…. Or it could be one of Bricker-Price Block’s Board of Directors or our very own Executive Director, Allissa Johnson!

Team_UpDog celebrating a Team Trivia win!