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Passport to Culture

A YOUTH PROGRAM BY BRAVO

Passport to Culture provides funding so that students across Central Iowa can experience culturally enriching educational opportunities in and out of the classroom. Passport to Culture (PTC) supports arts and cultural programs that align with core curriculum objectives provided by approved Bravo Cultural Partners (listed below). Funding may be used to cover costs like admission fees and transportation, as well as costs associated with bringing experiences into the classroom or facility.

Passport to Culture funding is offered to:

  • Public and private schools located in one of Bravo’s 17 communities
  • Bravo’s government partners
  • Community non-profit organizations providing arts and culture programming that do not receive funding through Bravo’s grant programs.

Please contact Amy Saylor at amy@bravogreaterdesmoines.org for more information on Passport to Culture opportunities.

CURRENT PARTICIPANTS: Ready to submit your PTC Field Experience Report?

Impact Fact

More data on the impacts of arts and cultural experiences for youth can be found in the Arts and Social Impact Explorer by Americans for the Arts.

CULTURAL PARTNERS

Curriculum Approved Programming and Experiences

Through Passport to Culture, Bravo’s Cultural Partners provide a wide variety of experiences that connect to core curriculum, enhancing and expanding what students are learning in the classroom.

Cultural partners that participate in PTC offer experiences appropriate for grades K-8. Search below for participating cultural partners and sort by grade and type of experience, or click here for a table view.



Ankeny Art Center
Ankeny Historical Society
ASAP After School Arts Program
Ballet Des Moines
Blank Park Zoo
Civic Music Association
Clive Historical Society
CultureALL
Des Moines Art Center
Des Moines Children's Museum
Des Moines Community Playhouse
Des Moines Film / Varsity Cinema
Des Moines Metro Opera
Des Moines Performing Arts
Des Moines Symphony and Academy
Girls Rock Des Moines
Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
Greater Des Moines Music Coalition
Hoyt Sherman Place
Iowa Architectural Foundation
Iowa Gold Star Military Museum
Iowa Jewish Historical Society
Iowa Juneteenth
Johnston Historical Society
Living History Farms
Mainframe Studios
Salisbury House and Gardens
Science Center of Iowa
State Historical Museum of Iowa
Tallgrass Theatre Company
Urbandale Historical Society
West Des Moines Historical Society

SUBMIT YOUR PTC FIELD EXPERIENCE REPORT

Field Experience Reports should be submitted after each experience and no later than 11:59 p.m. on June 7, 2024.

  • Please complete every field or indicate N/A if not applicable.
  • If you do not have the information requested, please complete the report once you have all the information available.
  • Incomplete reports or those received after June 7, 2024 will not be reimbursed.

"*" indicates required fields

Lead Educator*
MM slash DD slash YYYY
Where Program was Attended (Select One)*
Were curriculum alignments clear and complimentary to in-class work?*
Would you recommend the experience to another educator?*
Would you have participated in this experience without Passport to Culture funding?*
Participation Numbers
Students*
Grade
# Students
 
Expenses to be Reimbursed
(program cost total + transportation cost)
Address where a copy of this report should be sent. To enter multiple, please separate with a comma.

Reports should be submitted after each experience and no later than 11:59 p.m. on July 31, 2024.

  • Please complete every field or indicate N/A if not applicable.
  • If you do not have the information requested, please complete the report once you have all the information available.
  • Incomplete reports or those received after July 31, 2024 will not be reimbursed.

"*" indicates required fields

MM slash DD slash YYYY
Where Program was Attended (Select One)*
Would you hire this organization in the future to present a program or experience?*
Would you have been able to present this program or experience without this funding?*
In the future, how valuable would this funding be to offering additional programming?*
(1 not valuable at all; 10 extremely valuable)
Participation Numbers
Students*
Grade
# Students
 
Expenses to be Reimbursed
(program cost total + transportation cost)
Address where a copy of this report should be sent. To enter multiple, please separate with a comma.