Arts & Culture in Dubuque

The City of Dubuque is currently collecting audience surveys to measure the impact of local arts and cultural events on our economy. Click here to take the survey online.

To learn more about the American's for the Arts Arts & Economic Prosperity Study 6, visit

FY 2023 Funding Opportunities Open

The City of Dubuque and the Arts & Cultural Affairs Advisory Commission is currently accepting applications for funding through multiple arts and culture-focused grant programs the FY 2023 funding period (July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023).

Click to learn more about program guidelines, deadlines, and scoring rubrics. For direct access to the online application process, click to visit our new Slideroom application portal.

Arts + Culture = Catalyst for Change

The City of Dubuque's Arts & Culture Master Plan and subsequent Community Engagement Strategy empowers the community to take the lead on nurturing a more equitable, more engaged, and more connected community by collectively cultivating diverse and accessible arts and culture experiences and opportunities.

By leveraging the power of the arts, culture, and creativity, we can drive a broader agenda for change, growth, and transformation in a way that also builds character and quality of place. Click to learn more about Dubuque's Arts & Culture Master Plan or how to get involved.

Statement of Solidarity and Equity Commitment Through the Arts

In response to ongoing racial injustices inflicted upon Black bodies and minds around our country, the City of Dubuque's Arts & Cultural Affairs Commission released a statement of solidarity to acknowledge the impact of this pivotal moment and to express the Commission's commitment to support and model racial justice and equity. Read the full statement.

Looking for information on the Solidarity Mural?

Learn more, access a downloadable information guide, and watch a video featuring interviews with project designers and participants.

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Contact Us

  1. Jenni Petersen-Brant  |  email
    Arts and Cultural Affairs Coordinator
    Phone: 563.690.6059

    Economic Development Office
    City Hall Annex
    1300 Main Street, Dubuque, IA 52001

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

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