Partners

NATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS

The Broadway League
Des Moines Performing Arts is a member of The Broadway League, the national trade association for the Broadway Theatre Industry. The Broadway League provides support for Broadway-based education initiatives.

International Performing Arts for Youth
Des Moines Performing Arts is a member of International Performing Arts for Youth, a worldwide membership organization dedicated to supporting professional performing arts for young audiences.

John F. Kennedy Center
Des Moines Performing Arts partners with the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. as part of the Kennedy Center’s national Partners in Education program. The program is a network of arts organizations and their local school districts for which the Kennedy Center provides resources to assist in the creation of arts-based professional development opportunities for educators.  

LOCAL PARTNERSHIPS

Des Moines Public Schools
Des Moines Performing Arts and its neighborhood school district, Des Moines Public Schools, entered into a formal partnership with one another in 2010 through the Kennedy Center’s national Partners in Education program. Together, the district and Des Moines Performing Arts co-present a series of arts-based professional development opportunities for local educators. In addition, Des Moines Public Schools is the Applause Series’ largest constituent with DMPS students and educators accounting for 35% of total attendance.

Blank Park Zoo
Blank Park Zoo partners with Des Moines Performing Arts by providing field trip collaboration opportunities for students who attend Applause Series performances as well as animal education activities as part of the Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Family Series.  

Des Moines Botanical Center
The Des Moines Botanical Center partners with Des Moines Performing Arts by providing field trip collaboration opportunities for students who attend Applause Series performances.  

Des Moines Public Library
The Des Moines Public Library partners with Des Moines Performing Arts by creating internet pathfinders on shows coming to the Civic Center, Stoner Theater, and Temple Theater.  

Everybody Wins! Iowa
Everybody Wins! Iowa partners with Des Moines Performing Arts by providing reading activities as part of the Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Family Series.  

Paws & Effect
Paws & Effect partners with Des Moines Performing Arts by providing reading and service dog education activities as part of the Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Family Series.  

Science Center of Iowa
The Science Center of Iowa partners with Des Moines Performing Arts by providing field trip collaboration opportunities for students who attend Applause Series performances as well as science education activities as part of the Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Family Series.

Des Moines Performing Arts
aspires to be a national leader in presenting the performing arts by engaging the Midwest in world-class entertainment, education, and cultural activities.
  • Des Moines Performing
    Arts Partnerships:
Des Moines Performing Arts is a private 501 (C) (3) not-for-profit corporation presenting the performing arts to Iowa and the surrounding states. It is the presenter of major Broadway and educational touring companies, performers and groups, and is the performing home of many local and regional groups, including the Des Moines Symphony and StageWest. Events, dates, times, performers and prices subject to change without notice.