Artforce Iowa

ArtForce Iowa logo with tagline "Creating Opportunities for Youth to Transform Through Art"


Mission: ArtForce Iowa is a 501c3 non-profit that was founded in 2012 by a group of concerned citizens. Our mission is to transform youth in need through art.

Location: Des Moines

How to apply:  No volunteers needed at this time.

Contact: 515-777-3182,


Operation information: All programs are based on our three force model: ArtForce, WorkForce and LifeForce. This model incorporates creative self-expression, work skills development and advocacy in a safe supportive community. All ArtForce Iowa programs are designed to focus on this model: Creative Pathways, DSM Heroes, and StreetCred Ready, our financial literacy program for enrolled youth artists. Our research base consists of Self Determination Theory and Trauma-Informed Care Principles.

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