About ICCA

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What is ICCA?

The Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance (ICCA) is a partnership of cultural organizations throughout eleven counties in and around Iowa’s Creative Corridor. The mission of ICCA is to cultivate inspiration and community through the power of arts and culture.

Our mission will be achieved through advocacy, collaboration, and education.

ICCA focuses not on memberships, which can be construed as a one-way relationship, but instead on partnerships, where both parties must assist in making the relationship work.

ICCA partnerships take two forms: Partners (nonprofit arts and cultural/governmental organizations) and Business Partners (individuals and for-profit organizations whose primary mission is related to arts and culture or who would like to participate). Both types of partners receive benefits through yearly dues.

ICCA Brochure

Learn about all the things the Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance does and how you can get involved.

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ICCA Mission, Vision, and Values

In late February, the ICCA board went through strategic planning to redefine our mission, vision, and values. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, this information has not been finalized. Please check with our board for more information at board@culturalcorridor.org.

Partnership Benefits

In order to be successful, ICCA and their partners have a vested interest in their alliance relationship.

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Board of Directors

Elizabeth Kimmel, President

Katie Colletta, Vice President
Old Creamery Theatre

Teresa Stenstrup, Secretary
National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library

Debra Brooks, Board Member

David Law, Board Member

Emma McClatchey, Board Member
Little Village

Monica Nieves, Ex Officio Board Member
Think Iowa City

Scott Olinger, Board Member
Cornell College

Anne Ohrt, Board Member
Orchestra Iowa

Back row (left to right): Anne Ohrt, Katie Colletta, Elizabeth Kimmel, Monica Nieves
Front row (left to right): Debbie Brooks, Teresa Stenstrup, Scott Olinger
Not pictured: Emma McClatchy, David Law

Interested in joining the board? Email us for information.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I list my upcoming arts and cultural events on your website?

Partners receive free event and blog postings on the site.


Non-partners may also post at a fee of $25. To schedule a post, please email info@culturalcorridor.org

I'm interested in joining ICCA's Board of Directors, what are the expectations?

If you are serious and passionate about improving the vibrant arts community of our area we would love to have you join the Board of Directors! ICCA relies on its dedicated volunteer board members to spearhead its projects and act as the organization’s decision-making body. Board members serve a three-year term, which may be renewed once.


Board members are expected to attend the monthly board meeting, currently held on the fourth Monday of each month at 4:00PM. It is not a requirement that you work for an ICCA Partner organization. Please send an email to info@culturalcorridor.org for more information about the application process.

Can individuals and for-profit businesses become ICCA partners?

Absolutely! Arts and culture need all the support they can get.


Partnership dues from individuals and for-profit businesses will be used to cover staff expenses and host events.

I see that you have website advertisements on your site. What are your rates for advertising space?

Rates vary depending on size, page, and partnership. If you would like information about pricing, please contact info@culturalcorridor.org.

Can I list events happening outside of the Corridor?

Only events within Linn, Johnson, and the nine adjacent counties may be placed on the website.

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