Become a Virtual Grant Reviewer

Become a Virtual Grant Reviewer for the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs

The Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs invites you to join our team of community grant reviewers, an integral part of the City’s Arts & Culture grant programs. Reviewers are the backbone of maintaining objective and equitable practices in allocating funding to ensure diverse and accessible arts and culture experiences and opportunities are available to all in our community.

Are you curious to learn more about the incredible work of arts and culture nonprofits in Dubuque and interested in helping determine funding for amazing organizations and projects? If so, see below for more information and apply today!

Since 2005, the City and its many partners have invested time and significant resources in helping shape a socially and culturally vibrant community by increasing access to actively participate in arts and cultural experiences. In addition to municipal and organizational leadership, Dubuque provides many opportunities for local residents to engage in shaping and growing the strong arts and cultural community that exists here today.   

The Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs offers recurring competitive grant programs, including the Operating Support for Arts and Culture Nonprofits and Support for Special Projects in Arts and Culture. Additionally, when available, unique one-time regranting opportunities such as the GARE Regranting to Empower BIPOC Creativity and Culture and National Endowment for the Arts Local Arts Agency Subgranting are offered.

Available opportunities and service periods for grant reviewers are anticipated as follows:

  • Arts Operating Recovery Subgrant Program (January 2023)
  • Artist Recovery Subgrant Program (April 2023 for Round 1 & August 2023 for Round 2)
  • Operating Support for Arts and Culture Nonprofits (May 2023)
  • Support for Special Projects in Arts and Culture (May – June 2023)

Sign up to be a Virtual Grant Reviewer!

Interested in serving your community and empowering Dubuque’s arts and culture sector? Complete this short form and we’ll be in touch. Submitting the form identifies reviewers and does not guarantee selection to serve as a reviewer.


Please contact Laura Merrick at with any questions.

Contact Us

  1. Bonnie Spurling
    Arts & Cultural Affairs Manager
    Phone: 563.690.6059

    Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.