City of Dubuque Announces Arts & Culture Creative Resiliency Grant OpportunityCONTACT:
Jenni Petersen-Brant, Arts & Cultural Affairs Coordinator
563.690.6059, firstname.lastname@example.orgJune 10, 2021 -- For Immediate Release
DUBUQUE, Iowa -- The City of Dubuque and the Arts and Cultural Affairs Advisory Commission is now accepting applications from eligible parties through a new, non-recurring Creative Resiliency grant program for the fiscal year (FY) 2022 grant cycle, which runs July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022.
The Creative Resiliency grant program aims to offer limited, flexible support to arts, humanities and cultural nonprofit organizations operating within Dubuque city limits to undertake activities that expand organizational capacity, increase financial stability, promote equity and inclusion, or enhance programmatic offerings in response to COVID-19 and / or inequity concerns exacerbated in 2020.
Funds will be awarded on a competitive basis with awards ranging from $750 to $1,500 based on prior year organizational operating budgets. The program utilizes balances remaining in the FY21 adopted budget for arts and culture activities of the Economic Development Department.
Applications for the Creative Resiliency program are due by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, July 9, 2021. All information related to application guidelines, scoring rubric, and access to the online application forms are available at https://www.cityofdubuque.org/2984/Creative-Resiliency-Grant.
"We’ve seen similar programs adopted by communities across the country including Resilience Grants offered this Spring through the Iowa Arts Council," said Dubuque Mayor Roy D. Buol. "The City Council views this new program as an effective way to capitalize on our City’s careful management of last year’s budget and support our arts and culture sector to in turn support and inspire our community as it recovers and heals from the impacts of 2020.”
Since these funding programs began in 2005, the City of Dubuque has invested over $3.8 million in organizations and activities that increase the community's access to a wide range of diverse arts and culture experiences, utilizing the power of the arts, creative expression, and cultural offerings to foster economic activity, promote citizen engagement, and cultivate an equitable community of choice.
To learn more about the Creative Resiliency grant program, a free informational webinar will be offered on Friday, June 11, from 2-3 p.m. Webinar attendees should register in advance at https://www.cityofdubuque.org/2984/Creative-Resiliency-Grant; webinar recording will be posted to the City’s website for those unable to attend live.
For additional information, visit www.cityofdubuque.org/artsandculture or contact City of Dubuque Arts & Cultural Affairs Coordinator Jenni Petersen-Brant at email@example.com or 563.690.6059.
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