Join Us on May 15th

Inside the World Around Us

A CultureALL Photo Exhibition by Des Moines High School

Students at East, North, and Lincoln


Photo Ethnography is a CultureALL program that has been offered since 2008 in collaboration with Des Moines Public Schools. This spring semester, students in Sociology at East, North, and Lincoln high schools explored the concepts of material and non-material culture, layers of culture, and how culture changes over time and across boundaries.  The participants practiced shifting perspectives and observing the world from another person’s “lens.”  They met a photojournalist and CultureALL Ambassadors from China and India, and they got to know their own families' cultures more fully. Through their own photos and written words, in their own voices and from their personal spaces, these students show us what is INSIDE THE WORLD AROUND US.


Photo Exhibit and Artists' Reception

May 15, 2016

3:00 - 5:00 pm 

Presentations by students begin at 3:30 pm


Grand View University, Student Center

Parking at East 14th St. and Morton Ave.

Light Refreshments will be Served

This project and exhibition - free and open to the public - is supported in part by the Iowa Arts Council.

See the Fall 2015 Photo Ethnography Facebook album

Also see the video from the Artists' Reception in Fall 2015


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CultureALL™ is a Des Moines based-non-profit organization that involves Iowans in learning about other world cultures. These discovery-filled experiences strengthen understanding and appreciation of one another in our daily lives. CultureALL in the Classroom provides what text books and research projects cannot: real-life interactions with people from other cultures. CultureALL in the Community presents unique events that make Central Iowa a vibrant and attractive place for Global Citizens to live, study and work.

CULTUREALL™ is a great way to show my students there is a different world outside of Urbandale.

- Molly Keirnan, Urbandale Middle School

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Birdies for Charity

From now through June 30, you can also support CultureALL through the Principal Charity Classic and Sammons Financial Group's  Birdies for Charity program.  Donate now, or make a pledge to donate based on the number of "birdies" scored by PGA players at this year's tournament.

Click Here to find out more about how you can support CultureALL through Birdies for Charity

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Bollywood Ball Follow-up

Thanks to everyone who helped make our 10th Anniversary Bollywood Ball such a smashing success!  

More than 500 people from around the globe came to Bollywood Ball, commemorating the 10th Anniversary of CultureALL. Friends from India, Israel, France, Germany, Laos, Mexico, Nepal, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Ukraine, Vietnam . . . all came together for a joyous celebration of our multicultural, inclusive community. We had a really fantastic turnout and the CultureALL Team would like to thank everyone who helped support our mission to bring cultural awareness and understanding into Central Iowa schools.

Did you attend the Ball?  Click here to take our survey and tell us about your experience?

Click here to view our Facebook Album with photos from the event!

Find out what you missed by visiting our Bollywood Ball page.



Education Grant Offers Teachers Funds for Special Projects

Teachers have the opportunity to receive $1,000 and a free CULTUREALL workshop 

CULTUREALL is proud to be a part of the One Classroom at a Time Education Grant. The grant is sponsored by ABC5 and Bankers Trust to help pre-school through grade 12 educators fund special projects for Central Iowa classrooms. Educators have a chance to win the grant by filling out an application describing the project, objectives and how the funds will directly affect the student’s educational experience. Applications must be submitted by the first Monday of the month to be considered for that month. CULTUREALL will work with the winners to determine which workshop will best fit with the proposed curriculum.

More information about the grant

Application form

Volunteers needed

Volunteers for CultureALL are always needed and greatly appreciated. Work the passion! 

Workshop Listing

Find out more about our workshops here.

Calling All Parents

CultureALL is making plans for next year's Culture Camps for kids, and we want your feedback!

Click here to take our online survey!  

Calling All Educators




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