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, 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.


Woodblock Printmaking Workshop, American Gothic House


Apply now for a 2019-20 Grant Wood Fellowship. The Grant Wood Fellowship application windows are currently open. These fellowships include interdisciplinary performance (dance), printmaking, and painting & drawing. Review of applications will begin in February 2019.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 Outreach & 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 Fellowships: The...Read more
Clinton Mural by Ali Hval, 2018

Grant Wood Public Art Residency Now Accepting Applications

Do you see yourself creating public art? Do you know how to get these commissions? The Grant Wood Public Art Residency is an intensive, week-long course designed to prepare University of Iowa students for real-world projects. Open to 12 UI undergraduate and graduate students, who will receive 1...Read more