Special Projects Grant

Holiday Concert with Diane Penning and William Intriligator
Sherlock Holmes
This grant program is designed to encourage arts and cultural programs that are inclusive and remarkable for their social and cultural vibrancy. The Special Projects program seeks to fund artistic, creative projects that utilize community engagement at their core. Eligible applicants are Dubuque not-for-profits with 501(c)3 and incorporated status, organizations who are affiliated with an umbrella organization, or other organized groups acting as a non-profit. Typical minimum grants awarded through the program are $1,500 and the maximum will be $8,000.

Special Projects Grant

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Congratulations to the FY18 recipients of the Special Projects Grant!

The organizations listed below scored the highest in this competitive grant and were awarded funding for their respective projects. 
The Grand Opera HouseDreaming Allegiance Hip Hop Revolution
Dubuque Museum of Art 'Herstory' Community Public Art Project
Dubuque County Historical SocietyRivers to the Seas Mural Project
Downtown Dubuque Cultural CorridorG.O.A.T. Downtown Music Crawl
Dubuque Arts Council, IncVienna Boys Choir
Dubuque ChoraleChoral Country Music concert

Previous Recipients

The Arts and Culture Special Projects Grant has supported several art and cultural community projects. Browse the photo gallery below to view some of the projects made possible through special project funding assistance. Click here to view a full list of previous recipients.
DSO Portrait 2014-15
Concertmaster Eleanor Bartsch and Associate Concertmaster Ann Duchow
Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes
Elephant and Piggie Kennedy school