Iowa Arts Summit

Host: Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs & Mainframe Studios

Time: 8:00 AM — 4:00 PM

Join Iowa's leading professional development and networking event for our state's creatives, nonprofit professionals, and community leaders. 

Hear from Iowa's most innovative minds and learn how they are transforming their organizations and communities. The Iowa Arts Summit brings together creatives, nonprofit professionals and community leaders for networking, learning and celebrating the arts in Iowa.

This year's conference highlights the integral role creatives play in community development and explore ways of strengthening support systems for Iowa’s creative workforce ... which is music to our ears! ;-) 

The schedule is chock full of opportunities to learn, connect and be inspired. 

Virtual sessions begin on Wednesday Aug. 10 and continue through Thursday, Aug. 11 with an in-person reception happening in Valley Junction. Then, on Friday, Aug. 12, come to an engaging in-person day at Mainframe Studios. 


  • Artists, filmmakers and creatives
  • Nonprofit arts professionals
  • Local government leaders
  • Creative community builders