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University of Iowa News Release

Sept. 12, 2005

UI Arts Share Program Now Scheduling 2005-2006 Events

Arts Share, the University of Iowa outreach program that sends faculty and graduate-students artists to schools and communities throughout the state, is now accepting scheduling requests for the 2005-2006 season.

A full-color brochure, including a scheduling request form, is available from the Arts Share office at 319-335-1618, or at artsshare@uiowa.edu.

Information about available programs and on-line forms are also available at the newly redesigned Arts Share website: www.uiowa.edu/artsshare.

The goal of Arts Share is to strengthen the arts in underserved areas and to provide access to life-enriching arts experiences throughout Iowa -- a goal in perfect synch with the UI Year of Public Engagement.

To serve that goal, Arts Share makes artists available in music, theater, dance, the visual arts and creative writing. The available activities range from workshops to ensemble coaching to concerts to lectures -- and even special, custom-designed projects.

The program also sponsors a variety of on-campus performances available to school groups from throughout the region.

The 2005-06 Arts Share roster includes more than 100 individual artists and ensembles, with options to fit a variety of needs and budgets. Many schools have scheduled several Arts Share artists to create a concentrated arts day, or have engaged an artist to make multiple visits, enabling their guidance of long-term projects.

Arts Share sponsors for 2005-06 include Alliant Energy Foundation, the Optimists, the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation, the John K. and Luise V. Hanson Foundation and Target Stores.

For UI arts information and calendar updates, visit http://www.uiowa.edu/artsiowa. To receive UI arts news by e-mail, ur-acr@uiowa.edu.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Arts Center Relations, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 351, Iowa City, IA 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Winston Barclay, 319-384-0073, winston-barclay@uiowa.edu