Operating Support Grant

Arts and Culture Funding Program for Operating Support


The Arts & Cultural Advisory Commission has extended the deadline for the Operating Support Grant to 11:59 PM on Friday, March 8, 2019. 

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. 

You can also see the Operating Support Grant guidelines and rubric.
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Operating Support Funding

2018 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 by using the arrows and see how the Operating Support Grant has assisted recipients in offering local arts and culture programs. 
If you'd like more information on each organization, simply click on their photo to get directed to their website.

2018 Operational Support Grant Recipients 1 - 4

Dubuque Museum of Art

DMA Outside

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra


Dubuque County Histrocial Society

Historical Society w. National Miss. River Museum

The Grand Opera House

Cabaret 2015

2018 Operational Support Grant Recipients 5 - 8

Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

Japanese Garden

Bell Tower Theater Productions

Bell Tower Theater

Dubuque County Fine Arts Society

Art Fair Sale

Colts Leigon-Aires Drum & Bugle Corps

Colts recap

2018 Operational Support Grant Recipients 9 - 12

Northeast Iowa School of Music

Lollipops and Music for Our Preschoolers (L&MOP) with David Landau

Downtown Dubuque Cultural Corridor

Dubuque Main street

Dubuque Chorale

Chorale at MJ Installation Mass

Fly-By-Night Productions

A View From A Bridge by Arthur Miller

2018 Operating Support Grant Recipients 13 - 16

Matter Creative Center | Creative Adventure Lab


Dubuque Arts Council

365 Impact DBQ Arts Council

Rising Star Theater Company

Cinderella Charming

Dubuque Music Men Chorus | Barbershop Harmony Society

Music Men Holiday