Central College in Pella was announced Wednesday as one of the recipients of nearly $290,000 in arts grants from the Iowa Arts Council. Central was granted $9,500 for Squonk Opera to create and perform “Central College: The Opera”. The project will include research of the college and interviews with community members to help create the production.
The Iowa Arts Council supports programs across the state for schools, individuals, community organizations and arts organizations. Grants went to organizations in 16 Iowa communities and Omaha.