One of the organizations that is partnering with The Derek Project is Arts Share, a group in the Division of Performing Arts at the University of Iowa. Its main goal is to share the University’s performing arts resources with schools and other groups in the state of Iowa. They do this in a number of ways, including hosting classes, workshops, readings, and other events. Most of its staff are faculty and graduate students in the Division of Performing Arts, the School of Art and Art History, and the Writers’ Workshop.
It is quite an extensive project, with five major programs: Dance, creative writing, music, theatre, and visual arts. As of today, it has visited 74 of the 99 counties in Iowa and continues to grow. You can learn more about Art Share here.