Humanities Iowa partnered with CARTHA (Collaborative Doers for Humanity) to produce a series of performances by Iowa Corridor Sangeet, a community collaborative that brings South Asian performing arts and artists to the Iowa Corridor in order to enhance the community’s experience of and learning about these arts.
Humanities Iowa partnered with Morningside College to bring historian, memoirist, essayist, playwright, and novelist Dr. Mohana Rajakumar to Sioux City for a two week residency. Dr. Rajakumar is a South Asian American who has been living and working in Qatar since 2005.
The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium and Humanities Iowa announce a $20,000 Council Conducted Partnership to support the Museum & Aquarium’s forthcoming exhibit, River of Innovation.
Humanities Iowa partnered with Filmmaker Dan Manatt on a new documentary about the Iowa State Penitentiary. The film, “The Fort: 177 Years of Crime & Punishment at the Iowa State Penitentiary,” premiered in Fort Madison in September and is now available on DVD. The Iowa State Penitentiary (nicknamed “The Fort”) was founded in 1839. At the time of its closing in 2015, it was the oldest prison west of the Mississippi River.
Humanities Iowa is pleased to announce a $40,000 Council Conducted Partnership with the Siouxland Historical Railroad Association in support of their project celebrating the 100th Anniversary History of the Milwaukee Railroad Shops Historic District.
Humanities Iowa is pleased to announce the recipients of its most recent major grant awards cycle:
Title of Project: The Comparison Project
Sponsoring Organization: Drake University, Des Moines
Title of Project: Heroes of Fairfield
Sponsoring Organization: Fair Field Productions, Fairfield
Title of Project: Iowa Corridor Sangeet - A Community Collaborative
Sponsoring Organization: CARTHA, Iowa City