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Week of Feb 3


Arts censorship in response to cutting arts funding. (source)

I N  M E M O R I A M

Over the weekend there was an #iowaartsblackout in response to the Iowa Cultural Trust being included in funding cuts to cover a budget short fall. Monday night the cuts were made official by a vote of 58-38, approving the budget and the measure to drain the Cultural Trust Fund. But not without a fight. 

In protest, artists and art activists dressed for a funeral, censored art on the capitol grounds and spread an obituary honoring the trust throughout the House of Representatives. Coverage of these actions were reported on by the Des Moines Register. To follow further legislation affecting the arts in Iowa. sign up for the Iowa Arts Action email blast. 


W E D N E S D A Y 

6 PM  - Faculty Gallery Talks Anderson Gallery



5 PM - Dan Perry at Legion Arts Cedar Rapids

6 PM - Bemis ARTalk + Exhibition Opening Reception Omaha

6:30 PM - Artist Lecture: Rachel Sussman Des Moines Art Center

8 PM - Jonathan Castro Lecture: Branding Your Creativity Ames


F I R S T F R I D A Y 

4 PM - Steve Hosch Art Opening Ames

4:30 PM - “Seeking contact with any station (CQ)” by Jami Milne Gravitate

5 PM - Art at the Café Opening: Thursday’s Child by Stephanie Brunia Cafe Barattas

6 PM - Identity and Orifice The Lift

6 PM - “Mind Games" by artist Daniel Nutt Viaduct Gallery

6 PM - Hazel Batrezchavez & Serena Hocharoen: Intersection/Space Iowa City

7 PM - Works by Andy Davis + Benjamin Gardner Yellow Door Gallery


S A T U R D A Y 

11 AM - Annie Esther Photo Exhibit Christian Photo

3 PM - Center of the Universe for Artistic Wellness Mickle Center

4 PM - Simple Beauty Photography Exhibition Frame Works

6 PM - Satyrus Jeering’s The Nitch! an Iowa Vaudeville Circuit Corning


O P P O R T U N I T I E S : **new**

**NASTY WOMEN IN IOWA Deadline Today, Feb 1**

**Call for Franconia Artists 2017 Deadline Feb 4**

**Elsewhere Residency Deadline Feb 11**

Art Ups: Registration Open

How to Be An Awesome Board Member Feb 8

Basics of the Arts Business Model Mar 9

Demystifying Public Art Mar 16

Grant Writing 101: It’s More Than Writing Mar 23

Market Day Application 2017 Deadline Feb 17

**Ballet Des Moines, Artist-in-Residence Deadline Feb 17**

**PedalArt 2017 - Call to Artists Deadline Feb 25**

**The Iowa Lakeside Lab’s Artist-in-Residence Program Deadline Mar 1**

Call for Entries: 2017 DuMA Biennial Deadline Mar 5

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