NEA Local Arts Agency Subgranting Information

City of Dubuque Receives National Endowment for the Arts Grant

On November 18, 2021, the City of Dubuque’s Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs announced receipt of a $500,000 award from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Local Arts Agency (LAA) Subgranting Program supported by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to help the arts and culture sector recover from the pandemic. Read full press release.

$435,000 of the award is directed to the new Arts Operating Recovery subgrant program that supports the arts operations of eligible local nonprofit organizations in saving jobs, funding operations and facilities, health and safety supplies, and marketing and promotional efforts to encourage attendance and participation. Additionally, the award provides $15,000 for the creation of a soon to be developed pilot program to support individual creatives in arts-based projects that further their careers and deepen their community engagement. 

“The NEA’s significant investment in local arts agencies, including the City of Dubuque’s Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, is a key element in helping the arts and culture sector recover and reopen, while ensuring that that American Rescue Plan funding is distributed equitably,” said Ann Eilers, NEA’s acting chair. “These grants recognize the vital role of local arts agencies and will allow them to help rebuild local economies and contribute to the well-being of our communities.”

Click here for funding guidelines associated with the Arts Operating Recovery Subgrant program.

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