Grants Services and Artist Programs Manager, Iowa Arts Council
Session: A Conversation About Rural Arts Advocacy (Saturday, 9:00 – 10:15am)
Veronica O’Hern serves as Grant Services and Artist Programs Manager with the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs. Veronica is an advocate for recognizing the role Iowa artists play in sustaining creative, vibrant communities. She works to provide Iowa’s arts sector with the tools and resources they need to thrive and to communicate their contributions to the economic and social well-being of the state. In addition to overseeing grantmaking programs at the Iowa Arts Council, she created the Artist Fellowship program, and coordinates agency professional development and exhibit programs. Veronica is a visual artist currently specializing in child rearing and Victorian Hair Art. She lives in rural Iowa where she serves on the Friends of Warren County Conservation Board, raises chickens and bees, and dabbles in foraging. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography and Imaging with a minor in Spanish from New York University.