Recovery Program Funds to help Iowa’s Arts, Creative and Cultural Sector
Earlham, Iowa – Bricker-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. www.brickerpriceblock.com
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. www.iowaculture.gov