Funding Programs

Since 2005, the City of Dubuque has awarded over $4.1 million to Dubuque-based arts and culture organizations and creative projects that reach thousands of Dubuque adults and children each year while enhancing the vibrancy and vitality of our community.

The City of Dubuque and the Arts and Cultural Affairs Advisory Commission are now accepting applications from eligible creatives through the Creative Empowerment subgrant program, a one-time limited funding opportunity made possible through the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) via American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) resources. 

The City of Dubuque is serving as a Local Arts Agency (LAA) to subgrant $15,000 in federally awarded funds. The Creative Empowerment subgrant program is a one-time, restricted funding opportunity supporting individual creatives residing within Dubuque city limits in tangible public-facing arts-based projects that further their careers and deepen their community engagement in response to economic and community impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • ROUND 1This opportunity has closed.
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Contact Us

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

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