BRAVO GREATER DES MOINES
The Region’s Arts Council
Bravo Greater Des Moines is the region’s arts council, providing significant funding and support that maximizes the impact of arts, culture and heritage on regional priorities. Funded almost entirely through hotel/motel taxes contributed by 17 local government partners, Bravo supports, amplifies, connects and cultivates the region’s cultural sector.
A healthy cultural ecosystem is more than just a “nice to have” amenity. Beyond quality of life, arts and culture drive the economy, support education and jobs, and advance every regional priority. Bravo is contributing to Greater Des Moines’ reputation as a thriving and vibrant community.
2024 BRAVO AWARDS GALA
Celebrating 20 Years of Impact.
2024 marks 20 years since Bravo was founded. That’s 20 years of impact, leadership, and elevating the conversation about the power of arts and culture in the region. Join us February 3, 2024 for the Bravo Awards Gala, an evening of celebration, community, and (of course) dancing.
Bravo currently invests in nearly 100 nonprofit arts, culture, and heritage organizations in Greater Des Moines. Through annual grant programs that support general operations, public art and capital projects, Bravo acts as a transparent and accountable steward of public funds, making high-impact regional investments.
BRAVO/ICON PUBLIC ART GRANT
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