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Applications Available for Arts and Cultural Special Projects Grants

The City of Dubuque and the Arts and Cultural Affairs Advisory Commission are now accepting competitive applications from all interested parties for special projects grants for the fiscal year (FY) 2017 grant cycle, which runs July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017. Since 2005, the City of Dubuque has awarded over $2.7 million to area arts and culture organizations and other non-profits for programs that reach thousands of Dubuque adults and children each year. In addition, these funds have leveraged other community support for arts and culture events and programs, both in cash and in kind.

The special projects fund is designed to fund creative and artistic projects that a have a strong community engagement focus. These grants are intended to fund arts and cultural projects that are unique and innovative that offers new communities an opportunity to be inspired and participate in the quality programing that Dubuque has to offer. Information about how to apply, guidelines, tips, and applications are available at www.cityofdubuque.org/grants. Applications must be submitted through an online form at www.cityofdubuque.org/grants. The deadline for submissions is midnight on Sunday, May 15, 2016.

All grants are reviewed by the arts and cultural affairs advisory commission and approved by the City Council. For additional information, please contact Debra Alleyne at dalleyne@cityofdubuque.org or (563) 690-6059.

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