Operating Support Grant

Operating Support Funding
The Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs offers Operating Support Grants for eligible organizations. The FY17 granting cycle is now closed. We are  committed to supporting our local arts organizations and to this end, we are reviewing and updating our application materials and process. To keep informed continue to visit this page, follow us on Facebook or sign up to receive messages through Notify Me to be  informed of FY18 application dates and workshops.

Arts and Culture Funding Program for Operating Support

This program provides operating support funding to established 501 (C)(3) arts and culture organizations located in the City of Dubuque that primarily serve Dubuque residents with year-round arts and culture events, programs, and services and can demonstrate a record of programmatic and administrative stability. 
 Operating Support applications and guidelines are currently under review.

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Previous Recipients

The Arts and Culture Operating Support Grant has helped make arts and culture events and services available throughout the community. Browse our photo galleries below to see how the Operating Support Grant has assisted some previous recipients in offering local arts and culture programs:

Bell Tower Theater

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Colts Youth Organization Drum & Bugle Corps

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Grand Opera House

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Northeast Iowa School of Music

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The Music Men of Dubuque

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Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

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