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Request for Proposals: Cedar Rapids Murals and More
Posted: 2/28/2017

Murals and More is requesting artist proposals for a painted mural or art installation to be displayed on the outside of the Fourth Avenue skywalk in Cedar Rapids.
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Iowa Grants Available
Posted: 2/16/2017

Several grant programs are available from the state and open for applications now. Deadlines are May 1.
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Opportunities for Artists
Posted: 2/16/2017

Statewide calls for artists, programs, and scholarships.
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Advocating for the Iowa Cultural Trust Fund
Posted: 1/25/2017

The Iowa legislature have agreed on a plan to balance the state budget which includes significant cuts to the arts. Particularly troubling is the plan to transfer the entire balance of the state’s $6.1 million Cultural Trust Fund to other programs.
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Advocates and Organizations Honored at Celebration of the Arts
Posted: 11/16/2016

Community leaders and arts organizations were recognized for their contributions to the Corridor's arts and culture community at ICCA's yearly meeting.
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ICCA will Honor Cultural Advocates at 2016 Celebration of the Arts
Posted: 10/26/2016

The Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance (ICCA) will present its annual Celebration of the Arts on Tuesday, November 15, from 11:30am to 1:00pm at Hancher Auditorium. Celebration of the Arts is ICCA’s annual meeting event, intended to elevate the awareness of the artistic and cultural organizations in the Corridor and to celebrate the outstanding collaborations of ICCA partners. This year's keynote speaker will be P. Barry Butler, Provost of the University of Iowa, who will be speaking on the topic of partnerships, outreach, and engagement in the arts community.
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Call for Nominations to ICCA Board of Directors
Posted: 10/20/2016

The ICCA Board of Directors is seeking applicants to fill three upcoming vacancies. Deadline to apply is Nov. 4.
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ICCA's Celebration of the Arts at Hancher!
Posted: 10/14/2016

We hope you will plan to attend ICCA's annual luncheon, meeting, and award ceremony, Celebration of the Arts. We are very excited to be able to have this year's meeting at the new Hancher Auditorium!
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ICCA Member Mixer at West Music
Posted: 10/3/2016

ICCA is planning a second Member Mixer for October 5th at West Music in Coralville.
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ICCA Award Nominations Extended
Posted: 9/27/2016

ICCA Celebrations of the Arts, November 15. The nomination period has been extended for the Collaborative Award, Reaching Out Award, Larry Eckholt Award, and Peggy Whitworth Award.
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Plan to Stay Safe and Flood Information
Posted: 9/25/2016

Safety tips and flood information for Cedar Rapids residents courtesy of the Cedar Rapids Public Library.
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Message to ICCA Community, 2016 Flooding
Posted: 9/24/2016

The Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance is committed to providing support to our arts and culture community as the region prepares for forecasted flooding.
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ICCA on KCCK 88.3  [ external link ]
Posted: 7/26/2016

ICCA Board President, Quinn Pettifer, chats about local events with Dennis Green on KCCK's Culture Crawl.

2016 ICCA Celebration of the Arts
Posted: 7/20/2016

ICCA's annual luncheon and meeting will be held at Hancher on November 15.
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ICCA Member Mixer
Posted: 5/2/2016

Get to know fellow ICCA members at our first "Member Mixer" set for May 19, 5:30p-7:00p at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art.
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ICCA Program: Media Matters  [ external link ]
Posted: 4/1/2016

Media outlets from across the Cultural Corridor discuss their coverage of arts and culture events with ICCA Partners

ICCA Award Winners to be Announced at Celebration of the Arts
Posted: 10/27/2015

The winners of the Collaboration Award and Reaching Out Award will be revealed on November 4th at Cedar Ridge Winery.
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Deadline extended for the 2015 ICCA Award Nominations!
Posted: 10/14/2015

We have extended the deadline for the 2015 ICCA Awards Nominations! Please get your nominations in before 5:00PM this Thursday, October 15!
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2015 Celebration of the Arts!
Posted: 9/28/2015

The program will celebrate ICCA’s 10th Anniversary and include the presentation of Collaborative and Reaching Out awards, as well as recognition of the Larry Eckholt and Peggy Whitworth Award honorees.
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Now Accepting Nominations for 2015 ICCA Awards
Posted: 9/16/2015

ICCA is now accepting nominations from our partners and the community for our annual awards.
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ICCA Program: Working with Board Members
Posted: 8/6/2015

Regenia D. Bailey will talk about the role of the board and how to engage board members in ways that support and advance your organization in the community.
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Jamie Siefken Joins ICCA Board
Posted: 7/16/2015

ICCA announces that Jamie Siefken of Cedar Ridge Vineyards has joined its Board of Directors.
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ICCA at the Cedar Rapids Farmers' Market
Posted: 5/22/2015

ICCA will be participating in the 2015 Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers' Market and is looking for volunteers to help run our booth. This is a great opportunity to feature your own organization while sharing information about all the arts & culture happenings in the Corridor.
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Nominations for ICCA Board of Directors
Posted: 5/13/2015

ICCA is now accepting nominations for individuals interested in serving on the Board of Directors.
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ICCA Presents: Using Google Analytics
Posted: 5/6/2015

Announcing ICCA's first programming event of the year!
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Creative Corridor Welcome Reception
Posted: 4/15/2015

The annual Creative Corridor Spring Welcome Reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., April 27, at the Paramount Theatre Encore Lounge, at 123 Third Street SE, Cedar Rapids.
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ICCA's Celebration of the Arts on TV
Posted: 12/10/2014

ICCA's Celebration of the Arts now on Iowa City Channel 4
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Cultural Corridor App Updated for iOS and Android
Posted: 12/8/2014

Lions Den Mobile has released a major update to the Iowa Cultural Corridor mobile app.
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2014 Award Winners Announced at Celebration of the Arts
Posted: 11/20/2014

The Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance (ICCA) announced the winners of the 2014 Collaboration and Reaching Out Awards at Celebration of the Arts on November 18. The annual awards are designed to recognize ICCA partner organizations for their most innovative collaborative programming throughout the year. The ICCA Celebration of the Arts annual meeting luncheon was held at the University of Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame and featured a keynote presentation by Shawna Lode, Manager of the Iowa Tourism Office, and sponsored by the Iowa City/Coralville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau.
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Celebration of the Arts! Annual Meeting & Luncheon
Posted: 10/14/2014

The program will include live entertainment, presentation of Collaborative and Reaching Out awards, and recognition of the Larry Eckholt and Peggy Whitworth honorees. Keynote speaker Shawna Lode, Manager of the Iowa Tourism Office.
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Call for Nominations: ICCA's Annual Community Awards
Posted: 9/8/2014

The ICCA Board of Directors requests nominations between now and October 8, 2014, for awards to be given out at the Fourth Annual Celebration of the Arts on Tuesday, November 18, from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM at the University of Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame.
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Let's Talk: Arts and Culture in Iowa's Creative Corridor
Posted: 8/15/2014

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ICCA Presents: Raising Funds (and Friends) with Special Events  [ external link ]
Posted: 6/11/2014

Special events serve an important role in raising funds and engaging friends for arts organizations. The Cultural Corridor is full of arts organizations with successful annual events. Hear from the leaders of four great events on the strategies that make them successful and the challenges that can arise during planning and execution. Learn more about themes, entertainment, volunteers, auctions, and raffles while considering what reasonable expectations might be for a fundraiser.

ICCA Presents "Connecting Arts Programs to School Curriculum" May 1
Posted: 4/10/2014

ICCA and Any Given Child-Iowa City are co-sponsoring a program to connect arts education and the Iowa Core curriculum.
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ICCA Partner Map
Posted: 3/31/2014

ICCA staff have created a new tool for ICCA partners and residents of the Corridor.
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ICCA Names New Coordinator
Posted: 3/4/2014

ICCA names Nathan Shepard as new Coordinator.
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Coordinator Position Opening
Posted: 1/17/2014

The Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance seeks a part-time Coordinator to support day-to-day management of various aspects of the Alliance.
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2013 Collaborative Award Winners Announced at Celebration of the Arts
Posted: 11/13/2013

The Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance announced the winners of the 2013 Collaboration and Reaching Out Awards at Celebration of the Arts on November 12. The annual awards are designed to recognize ICCA partner organizations for their most innovative collaborative programming throughout the year
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ICCA Recognizes Collaborat​ion in the Arts Community
Posted: 11/4/2013

ICCA will announce the Collaborative and Reaching Out honorees at its third annual Celebration of the Arts, presented by the Eastern Iowa Airport, on Tuesday, November 12, 2013, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Cedar Rapids Public Library. Arts and culture organizations are nominated for the honors and ICCA partners vote on the ballot. The organization who receives the highest number of votes receives the honor and a Celebration of the Arts statue, created by local artist Tom Newport.
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ICCA Announces 2013 Cultural Advocacy Honorees
Posted: 10/29/2013

The Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance (ICCA) announced this year’s Larry Eckholt and Peggy Whitworth Arts and Cultural Advocacy honorees are Joshua Schamberger and Terry Pitts. The honors are given to community members who have exemplified passion, commitment, and advocacy to the cultural vitality of the Corridor. The awards will be presented at ICCA’s third annual Celebration of the Arts event on Tuesday, November 12, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Cedar Rapids Public Library.
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Celebration of the Arts Will Feature Keynote Speaker Harlan Brownlee
Posted: 10/24/2013

The Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance invites all partners and community members to attend the third annual Celebration of the Arts on Tuesday, November 12, 2013, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Cedar Rapids Public Library. The luncheon will feature a lively and entertaining presentation, America’s Creative Crossroads: Cultural Planning in the Midwest, by guest speaker Harlan Brownlee, President and CEO of ArtsKC.
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ICCA to Hold Third Annual Celebration of the Arts
Posted: 10/8/2013

All ICCA partners, business partners, friends, and community members are invited to attend the third annual Celebration of the Arts on Tuesday, November 12, 2013, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Cedar Rapids Public Library.
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ICCA Award Nominations Deadline Extended
Posted: 10/3/2013

The ICCA call for nominations has been extended to Monday, October 7, for ICCA's Larry Eckholt, Cultural Advocate, Collaborative and Reaching Out Awards, to be presented at Celebration of the Arts on November 12. Partner organizations are strongly encouraged to nominate programming that involved collaboration with another ICCA partner (Collaborative) or programming that involved a non-ICCA partner (Reaching Out).
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ICCA Presents Creative Connections on October 22
Posted: 10/3/2013

ICCA will present a new programming event called Creative Connections, sponsored by the Iowa City/Coralville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, on Tuesday, October 22, from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at West Music, 1212 5th Street, Coralville. Creative Connections is an official Creative Week event.
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ICCA Call for Celebration of the Arts Award Nominations
Posted: 9/23/2013

The ICCA Board of Directors requests nominations between now and October 1, 2013, for awards to be given out at the Second Annual Celebration of the Arts on Tuesday, November 12, from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Cedar Rapids Public Library.
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ICCA Board of Director Nominations - Deadline October 15, 2013
Posted: 9/19/2013

The Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance is currently looking to fill open board positions with individuals representing both ends of the Corridor.
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ICCA Releases Mobile App
Posted: 9/10/2013

The Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance (ICCA) is excited to announce the release of a new mobile app. The ICCA mobile app can now be downloaded for free on the iTunes App Store and on Google Play. The app allows users with mobile devices to find and view arts and culture events for the current day, as well as search events by city, category, and date for the next two weeks.
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ICCA Presents "Individual Philanthropy: A Systematic Approach to Asking" Sept. 10
Posted: 8/13/2013

Join the Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance for “Individual Philanthropy: A Systematic Approach to Asking” on Tuesday, September 10, from 4-6 PM at the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation. Attendees will learn about best practices for approaching individuals for capital campaigns, annual giving, memberships and endowments.
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ICCA Announces New Board Members
Posted: 6/20/2013

The Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance announces the election of three new members to the Board of Directors: Eric Hanson, Communications Director at The Iowa City Area Development Group; David Janssen, Executive Director at Brucemore, Inc.; and JD Mendenhall, Assistant Administrator at UI Division of Performing Arts.
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ICCA Presents “Strategic Marketing: Your Critical Checklist for Success” on June 10
Posted: 5/9/2013

Join ICCA for "Strategic Marketing: Your Critical Checklist for Success” on Monday, June 10, from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Old Creamery Theatre in Amana. The NextGen Marketing Group™ will present a practical approach to guide participants through essential marketing elements and create strategies that will resonate with your audience.
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Iowa's Creative Corridor Project Launch
Posted: 5/1/2013

Approximately 300 Corridorians from different backgrounds and occupations came together for the Creative Corridor Project launch on April 19th to learn how they can collaborate and create in our region. New branding materials and projects were announced surrounding the seven-county region known as Iowa's Creative Corridor. The theme, "We Create Here," was designed to include all types of creativity and innovation happening in the Corridor.
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ICCA Presents The Kennedy Center’s John Abodeely on April 30
Posted: 3/13/2013

ICCA invites you to “Building Future Audiences” on Tuesday, April 30, from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. in Theatre B at the UI Theatre Building, 200 N. Riverside Drive, Iowa City. The event will feature guest speaker John Abodeely, Program Manager of National Partnerships at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
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ICCA Presents Arts Advocacy Forum on February 13
Posted: 1/31/2013

The Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance (ICCA) will hold an Arts Advocacy Forum on Wednesday, February 13, from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the African American Museum of Iowa, 55 12th Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids. Attendees will learn valuable information that will better equip them to successfully advocate for the arts. This event is open to the community.
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ICCA and Diversity Focus to Host Second “Building a Connection” Luncheon Series
Posted: 1/9/2013

ICCA and Diversity Focus will host a second Building a Connection Luncheon Series. The luncheons will be held Tuesday, January 22, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM in the Council Chambers at Coralville City Hall and Wednesday, January 23, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM at CSPS Hall in Cedar Rapids. Lunch will be provided by Diversity Focus.
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Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance Announces New Board Members
Posted: 12/20/2012

The Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance (ICCA) announces the election of three new members with three year terms to the Board of Directors.
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2012 Collaborative Award Winners Announced at ICCA's Celebration of the Arts
Posted: 11/13/2012

ICCA announced the winners of the 2012 Collaboration and Reaching Out Awards at Celebration of the Arts on November 12. The annual awards are designed to recognize ICCA partner organizations for their most innovative collaborative programming throughout the year.
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ICCA’s Celebration of the Arts to Recognize Collaboration Among Arts Organizations
Posted: 11/7/2012

The Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance (ICCA) will present its second annual Celebration of the Arts on Monday, November 12, from 5-7 p.m. at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts. Celebration of the Arts is ICCA’s annual meeting event, intended to elevate the awareness of the artistic and cultural organizations in the Corridor and to celebrate the outstanding collaborations of ICCA partners.
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ICCA Names 2012 Larry Eckholt and Cultural Advocate Honorees
Posted: 11/1/2012

The Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance (ICCA) announced this year’s Larry Eckholt and Cultural Advocate honorees. The honors are given to community members who have exemplified passion, commitment, and advocacy to the cultural vitality of the Corridor. The awards will be presented at ICCA’s second annual Celebration of the Arts event on Monday, November 12, from 5-7 p.m. at the Coralville Center of the Performing Arts.
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Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance to Host Second Annual "Celebration of the Arts"
Posted: 10/9/2012

The Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance (ICCA) will present its second annual Celebration of the Arts event on Monday, November 12, from 5-7 p.m. at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts. The evening will include presentation of Collaborative and Reaching Out awards and recognition of the Larry Eckholt and Cultural Advocate honorees. The program will also feature performances by ICCA partner organizations each celebrating a special milestone anniversary in 2012.
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Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance presents “Getting Grants” on October 23
Posted: 9/28/2012

Join ICCA for a joint presentation by the Community Foundation of Johnson County and the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation. Participants will receive valuable information about the various grant programs available to non-profit arts organizations and how to seek grant funding and assistance with planned gifts or endowments.
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ICCA to hold “The Art of Social Media” event on September 18
Posted: 9/4/2012

The Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance will hold a new programming event, The Art of Social Media, on Tuesday, September 18, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road Northwest Swisher. Information about practical and measurable social media applications for your business will be presented by de Novo principals Heather Smith Friedman and Jen Neumann.
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ICCA Board of Director Nominations - Deadline 10-01-12
Posted: 8/23/2012

ICCA is accepting applications for board members with three-year terms beginning in January 2013.
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ICCA Announces Economic Impact of Arts & Culture in Iowa's Creative Corridor
Posted: 6/14/2012

The Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance announced that the nonprofit arts and culture industry generates $79.8 million in annual economic activity in Iowa’s Creative Corridor—supporting 2,761 full-time equivalent jobs and generating $7.4 million in local and state government revenues, according to the Arts & Economic Prosperity IV national economic impact study.
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ICCA to Announce Arts & Economic Prosperity IV Study Findings
Posted: 6/11/2012

On Thursday, June 14, 2012, the Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance will make a significant announcement about the economic impact of the non-profit arts and culture industry in Iowa’s Creative Corridor.
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Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance to host “Intern Intel” event on June 6
Posted: 5/17/2012

The Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance will hold a new programming event, "Intern Intel", on Wednesday, June 6, from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. in the Flaherty Community Room at Mount Mercy University, 1330 Elmhurst Drive NE in Cedar Rapids. Attendees will learn best practices for engaging student interns.
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ICCA to host “Creative Collaborations” Seminar May 10
Posted: 4/25/2012

ICCA will hold a new programming event, "Creative Collaborations", on Thursday, May 10, from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art. Attendees will learn best practices and valuable information that will better equip them to build successful collaborations with other organizations.
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ICCA and Diversity Focus Announce New Luncheon Series
Posted: 4/5/2012

The Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance (ICCA) and Diversity Focus announce a new collaborative event: Building a Connection Luncheon Series. The luncheons will be held Tuesday, April 24, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM at the African American Museum of Iowa and Wednesday, April 25, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM at the Coralville Public Library. The luncheons are free for ICCA partner organizations.
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ICCA to Showcase Economic Impact of Arts at Cultural Advocacy Day March 19
Posted: 3/5/2012

The Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance (ICCA), in partnership with the Iowa Cultural Coalition, will showcase the economic impact of arts and culture in Iowa at Cultural Advocacy Day on March 19, 2012, at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines.
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Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance launches ICCA’s List
Posted: 1/5/2012

The Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance (ICCA) announced the launch of ICCA’s List, a sharing network that will allow arts and culture organizations to work more efficiently.
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Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance Announces New Board Members
Posted: 12/13/2011

The Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance (ICCA) announces the election of two new members with three year terms to the Board of Directors: Robert Massey, Chief Executive Officer at Orchestra Iowa, and Sean Ulmer, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art.
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Individuals and Organizations Honored for Cultural Impact on Corridor
Posted: 11/18/2011

Nearly 100 arts and culture advocates gathered Nov. 15 to recognize and celebrate the Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance (ICCA) inaugural Celebration of the Arts event. Evening highlights included presentation of awards and honors, keynote speaker Jay Dick from the Americans for the Arts, the approval of two new ICCA board members, and formal recognition of ICCA’s new Executive Director Jessica Johnson.
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ICCA Names New Executive Director
Posted: 11/9/2011

ICCA Names Jessica Johnson as new Executive Director.
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Larry Eckholt and Cultural Advocate Honorees Announced
Posted: 11/7/2011

The Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance Names Honorees for the 2011 Celebration of the Arts event.
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ICCA Announces Celebration of the Arts
Posted: 10/10/2011

ICCA announces its inaugural Celebration of the Arts, scheduled for November 15 at CSPS Hall.
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ICCA Executive Director Opening
Posted: 9/19/2011

ICCA is looking for a new Executive Director.
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Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance Director Resigns
Posted: 9/7/2011

The ICCA Board of Directors announce the resignation of Abby Ballain as Executive Director.
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ICCA Partners with the Cedar Rapids Downtown District for Arts & Culture Day at the Market
Posted: 8/14/2011

Random acts of culture will be a part of the CRDD Farmers' Market on August 20, 2011.
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ICCA Restructuring Annual Event
Posted: 7/9/2011

ICCA's annual meeting will be restructured based upon partner feedback.
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ICCA Releases Mobile Version of Website
Posted: 3/8/2011

The Corridor's cultural calendar is now available on your mobile device.
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ICCA Joins Americans for the Arts Economic Impact Study
Posted: 2/11/2011

ICCA partners with Americans for the Arts to determine the economic impact of nonprofit arts and cultural organizations in the Corridor.
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