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Iowa State Center awarded funding from Arts Midwest Touring Fund

The Iowa State Center at Iowa State University has been selected to receive funding from Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest, generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts with additional contributions from the Iowa Arts Council and the Crane Group.

Arts Midwest Touring Fund engages people in meaningful experiences with the fine arts of dance, music, theater, and other performing arts forms. Inter-state touring and the engagement of professional artists is central to the work of Arts Midwest.

Arts Midwest Executive Director David J. Fraher says, “Arts Midwest is proud to support the Iowa State Center in their upcoming engagement of Flip Fabrique. Arts events like this not only provide uplifting experiences for audiences, they also create meaningful jobs for those employed in the arts industry – thus amplifying the effectiveness of our funding.”

Flip FabriQue’s show Attrape Moi! (Catch Me!) takes audiences on a trip to a cottage with six acrobats and witnesses their first get-together in a decade! They haul out folding chairs for a unique performance, and then perform spectacular acrobatics, a one of a kind trampo-wall and humor that are all part of the spellbinding fun.

Flip FabriQue was created in 2011 by students who graduated from the Quebec City Circus School. Their dream is to create circus shows that reflect their unique image, draw from their personal experiences and unleash each member’s full potential. They performed extensively with companies around the world such as Cirque du Soleil and Cirque Éloize.

Flip FabriQue is part of the 2017-18 Performing Arts Series at Stephens and tickets are currently available through the subscription series.  Individual tickets will go on sale in August.  More information is available at www.center.iastate.edu or by calling 515-294-2479.

About Arts Midwest: Based in Minneapolis, Arts Midwest is one of six nonprofit regional arts organizations in the United States. Its mission is to promote creativity, nurture cultural leadership, and engage people in meaningful arts experiences, bringing vitality to Midwest communities and enriching people’s lives. Since its establishment more than 30 years ago, Arts Midwest has been serving audiences, arts organizations, and artists throughout the nine states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and beyond.

About the National Endowment for the Arts: The National Endowment for the Arts is a public agency dedicated to supporting excellence in the arts, both new and established; bringing the arts to all Americans; and providing leadership in arts education. Established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government, the Endowment is the nation’s largest annual funder of the arts, bringing great art to all 50 states, including rural areas, inner cities, and military bases.

For more information:

About Iowa State Center: Please visit www.center.iastate.edu.

About Arts Midwest: Please visit www.artsmidwest.org.

 About Iowa State Center

The Iowa State Center (managed by VenuWorks) is a multi-building conference and performing arts complex.  The Center’s Stephens Auditorium, a 2,729-seat hall, hosts a dazzling array of international performances of music, theater and dance, as well as world-class orchestras, popular Broadway musicals, and explosive country and rock concerts. Fisher Theater seats 450 in an intimate setting, perfect for drama, dance and ISU theater productions. The Scheman Building, with 25 meeting rooms, two large lobbies and the 456-seat Benton Auditorium is a great meeting space for conferences, seminars and social events.

About VenuWorks

VenuWorks is a leader in venue management, providing customized solutions for multi-purpose sports, entertainment and recreation facilities, theatres and conference and convention centers throughout the country, offering full service management services including operations, event booking and marketing.  VenuWorks is headquartered in Ames, IA and was founded in 1996.  For more information, please visit www.venuworks.com.

Submitted by Iowa State Center.

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