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Webinar: A Vibrant Community Has Culture At Its Core

March 6 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am


The Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines and Bravo Greater Des Moines have extended an invitation for Iowa Council of Foundations members to join them for learning opportunity with Americans for the Arts. You are welcome to join them in person in Des Moines or connect virtually via the ICoF webinar platform. More information is below.

A Vibrant Community Has Culture At Its Core

As funders, no matter what our grantmaking priorities may be, we all are striving for more vibrant communities. Whether talking about mental and physical health, transportation, housing, social inequality, environmental sustainability, education or another challenging social issue, how can we, as a unified group dedicated to a strong future for our communities, engage best? A major, and often overlooked, part of the answer to that question is through the integration, engagement, and support of arts, culture, and creativity. Arts and culture are some of the best tools for universal, equitable community betterment; creativity is a universal trait, and can be engaged by everyone, drive innovation, reinforce community identity, and create joy and pride. Join together with Iowa funders as we welcome Clay Lord, with Americans for the Arts, to introduce you to a new, national interactive tool called Arts + Social Impact Explorer.  We will also have a dialogue about how to place culture at the core of our thinking in the social sector and as a mechanism for community transformation.

Please register below through the ICoF website to join this conversation virtually.
Dial-in information: Meeting ID: 816 661 046 | Web: https://zoom.us/j/816661046 | Mobile: (646)-558-8656

Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines, 1915 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA
Please RSVP here if you plan to join in person by Thursday, March 5th at noon.


March 6
8:30 am - 9:30 am
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Kari McCann Boutell


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