|Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance launches ICCA’s List|
The Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance (ICCA) announced the launch of ICCA’s List, a sharing network that will allow arts and culture organizations to work more efficiently. ICCA’s List, which is now exclusively available to ICCA partner organizations through CulturalCorridor.org, creates a central location where users can share resources. These can include items for loan or rent, surplus equipment for sale or giveaway, even programs, classes or lectures.
ICCA partners now have the ability to log in and post materials, programs or services they have available. Other organizations can browse the list for items they might need or find useful, allowing partners to save money and decrease waste.
“ICCA’s List is a great benefit to ICCA. It provides yet another opportunity for ICCA to assist its partners,” says 2012 ICCA Board Chair Dennis Green, who was also a founding developer of culturalcorridor.org. “We’re all looking for ways to economize and recycle. Whether its costumes, sets, a surplus projector, or a traveling educational program, our partners now have a dedicated and efficient way to share resources.”
ICCA’s List was originally created by John and Sandra Hudson in 2007 as the Cultural Sharing Network. The Hudsons secured funding to develop the site through a grant from the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs and the Iowa Arts Council. They gifted the Cultural Sharing Network, along with the remaining $8,000 in funding to ICCA in 2011, to be used for the purpose of incorporating the website features of the Cultural Sharing Network into CulturalCorridor.org.
“John and Sandra are two genuine ‘citizens of the Corridor,’” Green explains. “They had this great idea, found the funding to develop it and got it going, but then realized it made more sense to make it a part of ICCA’s service rather than continue it as a standalone. We’re humbled by their creativity and generosity.”