City of Dubuque Celebrates October as National Arts and Humanities Month
OCTOBER 1, 2022
DUBUQUE, Iowa – The City of Dubuque will join with thousands of organizations and communities across the nation to celebrate National Arts and Humanities Month throughout October.
The Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, in collaboration with the City’s Arts & Cultural Affairs Commission and local arts, culture, and humanities institutions, is sharing this message throughout the month with outreach to honor the impact of efforts by artists, historians, teachers, and cultural groups working to make the arts and humanities a part of everyone’s life to enrich and engage the community.
During the October 3, 2022 regular meeting of the Dubuque City Council, a formal proclamation will be made recognizing and celebrating October as Arts and Humanities Month in Dubuque. Read the full proclamation online.
Everyone in the community is encouraged to participate in what has become the country’s largest annual collective celebration of the arts and humanities throughout the month of October by:
- Engaging with the Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs on Facebook and Instagram where daily themes and local activities will be highlighted;
- Following ‘Arts and Humanities Month’ features in local media;
- Patronizing and volunteering with local arts and humanities events and programs;
- Contacting local, state, and federal officials to communicate support for investment in arts and humanities initiatives;
- Sharing their individual creative talents and arts and humanities interests with family, friends, and the community at-large.
“Whether you watch or listen or do it yourself, the arts allow us to explore ideas, express emotions, and better appreciate other cultures. National Arts and Humanities Month is an opportunity to enjoy a little more art for yourself and to recognize and celebrate its positive impact. I hope that everyone will take part to celebrate and recognize the creative and cultural value of the arts and humanities in our communities,” said Nolen V. Bivens, president and CEO of Americans for the Arts.
National Arts and Humanities Month is coordinated by Americans for the Arts, the national organization working to empower communities with the resources and support necessary to provide access to the arts for everyone. This month-long celebration grew out of National Arts Week, which was started in 1985 by the National Endowment for the Arts and Americans for the Arts. National Arts and Humanities Month is coordinated by Americans for the Arts, the national organization working to empower communities with the resources and support necessary to provide access to all of the arts for all of the people. This month-long celebration grew out of National Arts Week, which was started in 1985 by the National Endowment for the Arts and Americans for the Arts.
More information about National Arts and Humanities Month is available at www.AmericansForTheArts.org/nahm.
For more information on City arts and culture related programs, funding, and the Arts and Culture Master Plan, visit www.cityofdubuque.org/artsandculture or contact City of Dubuque Arts & Cultural Affairs Coordinator Jenni Petersen-Brant at email@example.com or 563-513-5636.
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