Tagged: Cultural

Iowa arts, cultural groups receive marketing grants

Lit garland decorates the staircase during a 2019 holiday event at Brucemore Mansion in Cedar Rapids. In 2019, USA Today recognized the three-story, 21-room Queen Anne structure as one of the country’s top holiday home tours. Brucemore is receiving $18,000 from the Iowa Arts & Culture Marketing Grant program to help with marketing expenses. (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette)

DES MOINES — The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs is dividing $1 million among 118 Iowa arts and cultural groups to encourage people to safely “Re-imagine, Re-engage, Reconnect” with concerts, museums, festivals — and each other.

Released in time for the holidays,

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The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs announces FY22 grant awards

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) —  The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) has delivered a total of $10,739,823 million in grants to 507 applicants for arts and culture projects in Michigan.

The Grants were awarded to Michigan organizations in 60 counties.

Local recipients and their awarded grants:

-Ingham County – $820,606 in grants with $82,500 for the Williamston Theatre

-Jackson – $157,000

-Eaton County – $51,250

-Clinton County – $13,750

-Hillsdale – $6,413

“Michigan’s countless arts and cultural organizations make our communities more welcoming and vibrant places to live and contribute to our high quality of life. The grants

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New American Indian group bringing cultural events to Mankato

Aug. 29—NORTH MANKATO — For centuries American Indians settled disputes with a game. That game with a stick and a ball inspired modern-day lacrosse. But that traditional game was lost as American Indians were pushed onto reservations.

A new group formed to promote Indigenous culture in the Mankato area is hosting an opportunity for all to learn about the lost game that is being revived.

The American Indian Cultural Events Group was at North Mankato’s Wheeler Park Saturday and will be back Sunday inviting families to learn about the history and try their hand at playing the traditional game.


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The revelation of Canada’s cultural genocide against native people should shake the world into a historical reckoning that extends beyond empty apologies

A memorial for one of the 215 children found in a mass grave in Canada.

A memorial for one of the 215 children found in a mass grave in Canada. Getty

  • 751 unmarked graves of indigenous Canadians were uncovered weeks after another mass grave was found.

  • The shocking news should jolt not just Canada, but the entire global community into reckoning with their own histories of cultural genocide.

  • From Australia to China and a number of nations in between, policy and not apologies are what marginalized communities need to heal.

  • Parisa Hashempour is a freelance journalist and International Studies lecturer living in the Netherlands.

  • This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of

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