Operating Support Grant

Operating Support Funding

Applications for Operating Support Grants! (Now closed)

The Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs is now accepting applications for Operating Support Grants. We are still committed to supporting our local arts organizations and this year we have made streamlined the application process. Applications will now be accepted exclusively online. Click


to create a profile and begin your application. Good luck!

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. 
 Click  here for Operating Support Application and Guidelines.

 You can also see Operating Support grant writing tips.

 View the rating system used by the commissioners
 Click here for FAQs and troubleshooting

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

Click here to visit their website

Colts Youth Organization Drum & Bugle Corps

Click here to visit their website

Grand Opera House

Click here to visit their website

Northeast Iowa School of Music

Click here to visit their website

The Music Men of Dubuque

Click here to visit their website

Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

Click here to visit their website