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Arts / Culture

The mission of the Arts & Culture Committee is to support area events. These events include dance, theater, visual arts, master residencies, creative writing, poetry, literary work, musical arts, and other performances and exhibitions that advance the arts and increase the quality of life of the surrounding area.

The Arts & Culture Committee is most interested in events of the highest possible quality of artistic value that would not be possible without the support of the Ann Smeltzer Charitable Trust. Maximal support is typically 10-30% of the total budget. A completed budget for the event is required. Application deadlines are February 1st and September 1st for each calendar year.

Download Grant Request PDF or fill out form below.


Please submit the following information in the online form and send a copy to the Grants Committee no later than six months prior to the event.

Ann Smeltzer Charitable Trust
c/o Grants Committee
P.O. Box 791
Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501

  • If so, please attached a copy showing exemption. A hard copy also needs to be sent to:
    Ann Smeltzer Charitable Trust
    c/o Grants Committee
    P.O. Box 791
    Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501
  • Please answer the following questions as directly and succinctly as possible.

  • *If the Event does not take place as scheduled, or the grant amount exceeds your expenses for such event, the funds must be returned to the Ann Smeltzer Charitable Trust.