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 is proud to share the FY2023-25 Strategic Plan

Support * Invest strategically in organizations, programs, and projects that advance regional cultural priorities.

Amplify * Be the leading voice for arts, culture, and heritage in the region.

Connect * Foster relationships that build capacity and invite collaboration.

Cultivate * Seed and lead initiatives that build momentum for future success.

Bravo celebrates 15 years!

Bravo celebrated 15 years in 2019! We are proud to present a 15th Anniversary publication that celebrates Bravo and serves as a guide to the nearly 70 arts, culture & heritage organizations Bravo supports.

Find the digital version here.

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A round-up of arts & culture happenings and events across the Greater Des Moines region in your inbox each month.

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