St. Ambrose awarded Culture Recovery grant


For The Catholic Messenger

DAVENPORT — A state program that provides economic relief to Iowa’s arts and culture industry awarded a $27,300 grant to St. Ambrose University. The funding, provided through the Iowa Arts & Culture Recovery Program, will reimburse the Galvin Fine Arts Center for some of the costs incurred in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Galvin Fine Arts Center Director Lance Sadlek said the grant will cover some lost revenue and extra expenses incurred for personal protective equipment (PPE) and the labor needed to keep Galvin operating and safe for students, employees and patrons. The pandemic has disrupted the services and performances Galvin provides to the university and surrounding region. “We are very thankful to the Iowa Arts Council and delighted to get the funding,” he said.

Governor Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, provided the support through the federal CARES Act. The university was among 555 grant applicants for the $7 million in CARES Act funding allocated by Gov. Reynolds to provide economic relief to nonprofits, businesses and individuals within the state’s art and culture industry.


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