DMEHA Receives Iowa Arts Council Cultural Heritage Project Grant

BySuzanne Hull

DMEHA Receives Iowa Arts Council Cultural Heritage Project Grant

Des Moines European Heritage Association is pleased to announce that it has received an Cultural Heritage Project Grant from the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs. Grant funds will support Yuletide Hall at Christkindlmarket Des Moines, November 30 – December 2, 2018.

Cultural Heritage Project Grants create opportunities for cultural growth in Iowa by investing in community projects that positively impact the cultural vitality of the state, demonstrate public value and support quality jobs for Iowans. Cultural heritage is defined as the ways of living developed by a community and passed on from generation to  generation, including: customs, practices, places, objects, artistic expressions and values. Eligible community projects must include excellent cultural heritage activities, involve collaboration and provide access to Iowans.

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.

 

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Des Moines European Heritage Association connects Iowans with European traditions, language education and cultural experiences; and it provides resources and tools to other cultural heritage organizations.

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