Operating Support Grant

Operating Support Funding

Operating Support Grant Now OPEN!

The Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs offers Operating Support Grants for eligible organizations. The FY18 granting cycle is now open. We are committed to supporting our local arts organizations and to this end, we have reviewed and updated our application materials and processes. We have scheduled 3 workshops in March to apprise applicants of the improvements to the grants. A representative of the Department of Finance will be on hand to counsel applicants about required financial documents.

Attendance to one of the following workshops is required.

March 10 noon to 1:30 pm @ Carnegie-Stout Library
March 20 5:00 to 6:30 pm @Carnegie-Stout Library
March 27 noon - 1:30 pm @ Multicultural Family Center

Before submitting your application be sure to:
  • Carefully review grant materials
  • Attend at least one of the workshops
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  • Review your application ensuring at all required files are attached

Arts and Culture Funding Program for Operating Support


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. 
 Operating Support applications.

 You can also see Operating Support guidelines and rubric.
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Previous 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 to see how the Operating Support Grant has assisted some previous recipients in offering local arts and culture programs:

Bell Tower Theater

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Colts Youth Organization Drum & Bugle Corps

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Grand Opera House

Northeast Iowa School of Music

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The Music Men of Dubuque

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Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

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