Eastern Iowa Arts Academy provides art, music, dance, cultural arts, writing, and cultural experiences for people of all ages and abilities

Arts for Life

About the Eastern Iowa Arts Academy

Welcome to Eastern Iowa Arts Academy! We are a vibrant and inclusive community that embraces individuals of all ages and abilities, including autistic children and mentally handicapped adults. Our academy is dedicated to providing accessible arts education to everyone, regardless of their financial circumstances. We offer no-questions-asked financial aid options for our K-12 students, ensuring that every child has the opportunity to participate in our programs.

In our nurturing environment, students can explore various artistic disciplines such as music, dance, theater, and visual arts. We have a youth Rock Academy program with eight rock bands, and our adult programming not only fosters artistic growth but also supports the community by providing financial aid for children.

Join us on a transformative journey of self-expression, creativity, and community. Discover the joy of artistic exploration in an inclusive space where everyone is encouraged to unleash their talents and celebrate the power of the arts.

Eastern Iowa Arts Academy Mission

Eastern Iowa Arts Academy provides equitable arts experiences that inspire our community towards creativity, acceptance, and personal empowerment.

Eastern Iowa Arts Academy Vision

We envision a world where all have access to a vibrant arts community free from systemic barriers.

Our Core Values

Equity: We are committed to breaking down financial barriers and ensuring equitable access to arts education and opportunities for all children, regardless of socio-economic status, background, or ability, fostering a level playing field for artistic expression and growth.

Creativity: We embrace and encourage the freedom of artistic expression, valuing imagination, innovation, and the exploration of new ideas, nurturing creativity as a powerful tool for personal development.

Community: We actively engage with the Eastern Iowa community, promoting arts education, public performances, and community events that celebrate the talents of our students, fostering a sense of pride, connection, and cultural enrichment.

Empowerment: We believe in the transformative power of the arts to empower individuals, fostering self-confidence, self-expression, and personal growth, enabling individuals to find their voice, embrace their unique talents, and positively impact their lives and communities.

Lifelong Learning: We promote a culture of lifelong learning, encouraging individuals of all ages to engage in continuous artistic growth and development, providing a nurturing environment that supports personal exploration, skill enhancement, and artistic discovery.

Inspiration: We aim to instill a sense of joy, wonder, and inspiration in all those we serve, fostering a lifelong love for the arts and leaving a lasting impact on the lives of individuals, families, and our broader

Excellence: We strive for excellence in all aspects of our programs, maintaining high standards of artistic quality, professionalism, and integrity, empowering individuals to reach their full potential and achieve artistic excellence while supporting local artists and musicians.

It is the policy of the Eastern Iowa Arts Academy not to discriminate in arts programs and/or activities on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity, socioeconomic status, national origin, religion, disability, age or genetic information and in employment opportunities on the basis of age, race, creed, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, disability or genetic information.
If you have questions about this policy, please contact Executive Director, Heather Wagner  heather@eiaaprogram.org