University of Iowa

Cultural Vitality

a catalyst for renewal

Arts and culture enhance quality of life and add to the vibrancy of a community. More and more, communities across the state are seeking ways to stimulate their creative economy, developing more robust cultural offerings that expand cultural participation. An active arts and culture scene typically increases civic pride and makes communities more attractive to potential residents and businesses.

The Office of Outreach and Engagement connects the University of Iowa's vast arts and cultural resources to the rest of the state. A wide range of projects - from public art to video travelogues, museum-quality exhibits to marketing initiatives - receive the talent, skills, and energy of university students and faculty through partnerships developed by our office. See the projects below that we've helped make possible.

If you'd like to propose an arts and culture project for your community, please submit your proposal using the form below.

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