The City of Waukee has entered into an agreement with Bravo Greater Des Moines to provide funds to support arts, culture and heritage in the Greater Des Moines metropolitan area.
”I am pleased to announce that the City of Waukee will now partner with Bravo Greater Des Moines in their efforts to support and foster the arts throughout the Des Moines Metropolitan area,” said Waukee Mayor Bill Peard in a news release, Monday. “I believe that the enjoyment of the arts is a phenomenal way for both young and old to make connections throughout the community. The people of Waukee have always been supportive of the arts and I see this partnership with Bravo Greater Des Moines as a great way to enhance that support and bring arts, culture and education to a larger audience.”
Waukee is the 13th city in the metro to partner with Bravo Greater Des Moines. Altoona, Carlisle, Clive, Des Moines, Indianola, Johnston, Norwalk, Polk City, Polk County, Urbandale, West Des Moines and Windsor Heights also provide funding to the organization which awards funds to arts, cultural and heritage organizations through its Cultural Enrichment Grants program.
"Waukee is dynamic and enjoying a real growth spurt. We are delighted to welcome Waukee as the newest member of Bravo Greater Des Moines,” said Bravo President Suku Radia. “The interchange at Alice’s Road at I-80 will only further enhance the development of this wonderful community including its cultural growth.”
According to the news release, Bravo Greater Des Moines has awarded more than $16 million dollars to more than 80 arts, culture and heritage organizations in the Greater Des Moines region since 2005. In 2012, Bravo Greater Des Moines, partnering with 12 of the area’s local governments, supported 53 arts, culture and heritage organizations by funding $2.2 million dollars.