Grand View Receives $10,000 Grant from the Iowa Arts Council to Support Global Vision Week

July 19, 2017

nullGrand View University is pleased to announce that it has received a Cultural Heritage Project Grant from the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs. Grant funds support opportunities for cultural growth in Iowa. Grand View’s event will take place October 16-20, 2017, during Global Vision Week, with a focus on arts integration around immigration. During Global Vision Week, GV focuses its attention on themes that provide students opportunities to encounter a wide range of diversity and beliefs with the purpose of developing a deeper understanding of others, themselves, and their relationship to the world.

The grant will support an artist that is associated with Yollocalli Arts Reach, which is affiliated with the National Museum of Mexican Art from Chicago, as well as a spoken word poet with Iowa and West Africa connections who will lead a storytelling workshop. GVW will give a voice to immigrant experiences, and impact the vitality of arts by raising awareness about different cultures, using art as a form of civic dialogue and bridging communities.

"These investments support artists and organizations who are raising the quality of life in our communities and making them more culturally vibrant and attractive places to live," Iowa Arts Council Administrator Matthew Harris said. "We congratulate this year's grant recipients and encourage all Iowans to fully experience and enjoy the arts in Iowa."

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.