Register for a Community Conversation

On Wednesday, March 22 and Thursday, March 23, the Regional Cultural Assessment Steering Committee will host seven open-to-the-community conversations around central Iowa. Participants will share their vision for arts and culture in the region. Learn more here

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About Bravo

Bravo Greater Des Moines was formed in 2004 by a collaboration of nine central Iowa local governments to provide reliable funding and leadership to the arts, culture and heritage community. Since that time, a total of 17 partner communities have committed a portion of their hotel-motel tax revenue to Bravo Greater Des Moines to administer a competitive and accountable grantmaking program which includes operating and capital support for arts, culture and heritage non-profits in the region. In addition to investments in the arts, Bravo works to provide leadership to the community in arts and cultural planning initiatives and leveraging impact for the enhancement and elevation of quality of life for residents and visitors.

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Bravo Greater Des Moines invests in the arts, culture and heritage organizations that make our region unique. Through targeted operating, program and capital grants, Bravo enhances and elevates the cultural community. 

Grant Cycle 2017 Capital Campaign & Project Grant is now open. All applicants must meet with Bravo staff about their campaign/project by Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Contact staff at

Applications are due by 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29.

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