Bravo Greater Des Moines is the region’s arts council, providing significant funding and support to non-profit cultural organizations and programs that are essential to a vibrant community.
Bravo Greater Des Moines leverages community resources to maximize impact of arts, culture, and heritage to advance regional priorities.
Arts, culture, and heritage elevate and enrich a vibrant Greater Des Moines.
Bravo embraces the following organizational values to promote and support the cultural community of Greater Des Moines:
Regional – Bravo is engaged where we can have the most impact on regional priorities.
Opportunistic – Bravo consistently delivers on core functions while remaining nimble enough to respond strategically to regional priorities.
Passionate – Bravo stakeholders are all passionate about arts, culture, and heritage and the benefits Bravo brings to Greater Des Moines.
A HISTORY OF BRAVO
Bravo was formed in 2004 after central Iowa business and civic leaders recognized that quality of life – driven by arts and culture – would play a significant role in the region’s future success. Through a visionary public-private collaboration, Bravo Greater Des Moines was created to make high impact investments on behalf of the region. Still funded almost entirely with hotel/motel tax revenue contributed by local government partners, Bravo provides leadership to the community and invests in arts and culture organizations, programs and initiatives that enhance quality of life and drive economic impact.
BRAVO AWARDS GALA
CONNECTING KIDS AND CULTURE
REGIONAL CULTURAL ASSESSMENT
$4 MILLION INVESTED
THE COVID-19 CRISIS
BECOMES THE REGIONAL ARTS COUNCIL
$55+ MILLION INVESTED
20 YEARS OF IMPACT
Hotel/motel tax investments from 17 Greater Des Moines communities make 100% of Bravo’s work possible.
- Des Moines
- Pleasant Hill
- Polk City
- Polk County
- West Des Moines
- Windsor Heights
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