Orpheum Theater Receives Grant Funds
Tuesday / April 28, 2020
The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs (IDCA) announced today that it has awarded $191,000 in grants to Iowa artists and small nonprofit arts organizations who are experiencing the financial impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. The Friends of the Orpheum Theater, a support organization to the IVCCD’s Orpheum Theater, received a $2500 grant from the IDCA to help make up lost revenues used to pay artist fees.
The IDCA received a total of 285 applications for funding during this round of applications. Applicants cited a range of financial losses resulting from canceled performances, festivals, residencies, commissions, teaching opportunities and more. Organizations lost revenue from admissions and gift-shop sales, as well as canceled classes, programs and fundraising events.
“We are fortunate to have received these funds from the IDCA. The Orpheum projects losses of over $30,000 in revenue – all of which would go to paying for musicians and free movies for now ten schools in Marshall County. Support from the Dept. of Cultural Affairs will be used to allow us to continue programming in the fall and winter of this year,” said Bob Unitiedt, Orpheum Director.
Grant funds will help make up for budget shortfalls during the coronavirus pandemic. The Orpheum Theater will remain closed to the public throughout the coronavirus pandemic response.
The Orpheum Theater is located at 220 E. Main Street in Marshalltown, Iowa. The Orpheum is owned and operated by Iowa Valley Community College District.