The Grant Wood Art Colony celebrates the life and legacy of Iowa’s most famous artist, Grant Wood. After painting one of the most recognizable images in the world, American Gothic, Wood joined the University of Iowa faculty. Each year, the Colony provides three Fellowships in Painting & Drawing, Printmaking , and Interdisciplinary Performance. Fellows teach courses, engage Iowans, and pursue their artistic endeavors. The Colony also hosts a biennial symposium and provides outreach to perpetuate Wood’s legacy as an artist and advocate of contemporary art.


Still from Christopher-Rasheem McMillan, Black Lokes

Interdisciplinary Performance

The performing arts fellowship rotates between the three departments in the Division of Performing Arts: the Department of Dance, the Department of Theatre Arts, and the School of Music. The Grant Wood Art Colony is currently seeking a candidate appointed through the department of Theatre Arts with a specialty in interdisciplinary digital media in live performance. We seek applications from emerging to mid-career artists who are engaged in creating theatrical experiences/performances through the use of incorporating video, projections, and new/emerging technologies in bold and exciting ways to engage audiences for the twenty first century. The fellow will promote diversity and interdisciplinarity in teaching, research, and creative work.Read more
GWAC 2015 Fellow Careena Melia speaks to Coe College students


The Grant Wood Art Colony is a featured program of the University of Iowa Provost’s Office of Community Engagement. The program exemplifies the University of Iowa’s historic commitment to creative work and pioneering of the Master of Fine Arts degree. New and Enhanced Programs Catalogue Raisonn é...Read more


Wide Lens: WATER

Wide Lens: WATER

Thursday, December 1, 2022, 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Inspiration & exchange across the disciplines...

Stanley Museum of Art