Des Moines Metro Opera Awarded $50,000 Legacy Grant from Prairie MeadowsMonday, August 23, 2021
Legacy Grant will help fund the opera’s world premiere production of Kuster/Campbell’s A Thousand Acres
Indianola, IA - Prairie Meadows recently awarded Des Moines Metro Opera a Legacy Grant totaling $50,000. The grant will help fund the opera’s newly announced world premiere production of Kristin Kuster and Mark Campbell’s opera, A Thousand Acres, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Jane Smiley.
Prairie Meadows is a nonprofit business dedicated to lessening the burden of government by promoting economic development, jobs, agriculture, and tourism in the state of Iowa. “As a nonprofit organization, Prairie Meadows fulfills its mission by giving back to organizations that support arts and culture, education, economic development, and human services. We are excited to see the impact this project will have on our Central Iowa community,” said Julie Stewart, Prairie Meadows’ Director of Community Relations.
About Prairie Meadows
Prairie Meadows began operations as a nonprofit organization in 1989, with the goal of promoting economic development, jobs, agriculture, and tourism in the state of Iowa. Through taxes, grants, and charitable donations, Prairie Meadows has given $1.8 billion to the state of Iowa. Prairie Meadows offers more than 1,700 slot machines, table games, live and simulcast racing, hotel accommodations, entertainment, and more.