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Advocacy

   

Announcing the Skogman Community Challenge

Susan and I are proud of this community and all we have to offer. Cedar Rapids has arts, educational, and cultural programming that rivals larger cities. And I think it’s important to make sure everyone in the community has the same opportunities to take advantage…

The Role of Modern Philanthropy

Philanthropy has been around for centuries. And yet, the causes people have always cared about remain similar driving forces in philanthropy today. Many of the world’s earliest philanthropic efforts were steered by faith- or education-based organizations. In the earliest days of philanthropy, Plato left his family…

Museums for All

  National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library Announces Access Program to increase accessibility of high-quality museum learning resources for low-income families CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (September 10, 2016) —Today the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library (NCSML) announced that it is the first museum in Iowa…

NCSML Awarded Prestigious Grants

1) Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs awards $1.2 million in arts grants for quality of life and cultural vitality in 40 Iowa communities. The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library is pleased to announce that it has received a Cultural Leadership Partners grant from the Iowa…

Why Museum Advocacy?

In the state of Iowa, June 6-12th has been declared Iowa Museum Week. Museums are an important part of the local, national and international economy. They employ hundreds of thousands of workers from a wide variety of industries, as well as promote tourism and economic development. Museums also…