The arts and cultural community plays an important role in Dubuque's economy and social infrastructure. Through significant partnerships between the City of Dubuque and the Arts and Cultural Affairs Advisory Commission, the support of individual citizens and numerous arts and cultural organizations, Dubuque is one of the most vital, creative and attractive places to live and work in the area. Since the establishment of the Arts and Cultural Advisory Commission in 2004, the City of Dubuque has provided over $2.4 million dollars in funding for the arts. The office of Arts and Cultural Affairs helps to support arts in the community by offering grants and by coordinating Art on the River a rotating art exhibit that is currently celebrating its 11th year. The city of Dubuque is dedicated to supporting new and upcoming artists and arts events while preserving our cultural heritage.
Something winter this way comes! Art on the River is extending it original programming to include a Winter edition. This winter extension will be home to the official Iowa chapter snow sculpting championship. For more details click here!
The Arts Mean Business in Dubuque
The arts industry in Dubuque generates $47.2 million in annual economic activity. Learn more
State of the Arts Report
Click here to view a PDF of the State of the Arts. To request a printed copy, email the Arts and Cultural Affairs Coordinator.
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