Midwest Old Threshers and Symphony Receive Cultural Affairs Grants

Written by Theresa Rose on June 27, 2016

Mount Pleasant – The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs has announced it has awarded 119 grants totaling more than $1.2 million to organizations, people and projects in 40 communities that strengthen quality of life and cultural vitality in Iowa.

Through the Cultural Leadership Partners Program, Midwest Old Threshers in Mt. Pleasant Iowa was awarded $15,000 in funding to support the operating expenses of the organization. The Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra received $10,000 in the same category, also for operating expenses.

“With these investments, we continue to partner with artists and organizations who are making our communities more culturally vibrant and attractive to people who want to live and work in our state,” Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs Director Mary Cownie said. “We congratulate our grant recipients and encourage all Iowans to experience and enjoy the arts in Iowa.”

In total, the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs awarded $1,271,257 in grant funding through its Iowa Arts Council division for art projects, artist fellowships, programs, operating support, and strategic planning/fundraising.