As Iowans adapt to a challenging new school year, they have more tools than ever to learn about art, history, film and culture.
The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs has unveiled an array of free online resources at iowaculture.gov/education-resources for students and lifelong learners — for in-class and at-home education, extracurricular fun and professional development. The department also announced a new Virtual Arts Experience Grant to help schools and arts organizations provide online arts activities for K-12 students whose exposure to the arts may be limited.
“This school year presents new challenges but also extraordinary opportunities to stretch beyond the traditional boundaries of the classroom or school auditorium,” Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs Director Chris Kramer said. “These new online resources can help all Iowans by being connected to useful content and inspiring virtual experiences, whether they’re in school, at home or the creative workforce.”
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