Special Projects Grant Application Deadline Extended
Applications now due April 30, 2020
The application deadline for the City of Dubuque's Arts and Culture Special Project Grants has been extended from April 15 to April 30, 2020.
Through this program, the City of Dubuque provides funding for creative arts and culture projects that place community engagement at their core and that go a step beyond the conventional. Special projects are those that involve an active, two-way process in which both parties may experience change and growth.
Eligible applicants are 1) a Dubuque-based organization who have operated as a nonprofit, tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of IRS Organizations, 2) a Dubuque-based group with their own specific mission, governing structure and budget operating under the incorporated status of a Dubuque-based umbrella nonprofit organization as their fiscal agent, or 3) an established Dubuque-based groups acting as a nonprofit.
For more information on the Special Projects Arts and Culture Grant Program and access to the online application form, visit the City's website.
Please note that the Iowa Arts Council, as well as many other arts and culture funding agencies, have also extended Spring grant application deadlines amidst the Covid-19 outbreak. For more updates on Iowa Arts Council's arts and culture funding programs, visit their website
Resources for the Creative Sector during Covid-19
New resource page available on City of Dubuque websiteThe
Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs receives regular updates from Americans for the Arts, the Iowa Arts Council, and the City of Dubuque's Economic Development Department's partners as to support for the creative sector in response to the Covid-19 outbreak.
We recently published a webpage to connect area arts organizations, creative businesses, and independent makers, performers, and the like with funding resources and best practices information that are most applicable to our local creative sector. The page will be updated regularly as new resources are brought to our attention.
Please visit the new Resources for the Creative Sector during Covid-19
webpage for current postings.We also encourage you to join the We Create DBQ Facebook group recently published by Working Groups of the City's Arts and Culture Master Plan. This virtual group is one small way to maintain social cohesion as we adhere to social distancing guidelines by sharing resources, providing inspiration, and staying connected.
Americans for the Arts Impact Survey
Collecting the voices and stories from the creative economyAmericans for the Arts
continues its effort to capture a broad spectrum of data and stories that will collect how arts and culture workers triumphed and survived the Covid-19 crisis as well as the effect of the outbreak on operations through cancelled events, lost wages, and additional expenses.
This survey is for anyone that considers themselves part of the creative economy - organizations, creative businesses, and individuals working in the arts on a part-time or full-time basis. Consider taking 5 minutes to complete the online survey
and ask your creative networks to do the same. The information provided will be important to guiding state and federal relief and recovery efforts, now and into the future.
Visit American's for the Arts complete Coronavirus Resource and Response Center
for other resources and information.