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.

Applications are now being accepted for the Grant Wood Fellowship in Interdisciplinary Performance--Directing.


Grant Wood Studio, courtesy of the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art

2020 Symposium Call For Presenters

The Grant Wood Art Colony is currently accepting presentation proposals for their 7th Biennial Symposium: A Home and Studio of One's Own (October 16-17, 2020). Proposals are due March 1, 2020.Read more
Careena Melia leads Titus workshop

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 2020-21 Grant Wood Fellow in Interdisciplinary Performance--Directing is now open.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