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Written by Paula Neuhaus   
Tuesday, 31 May 2011 13:03

Art Gumbo Announces New Guidelines for Quarterly Submissions

[DUBUQUE, IA.] Art Gumbo, a quarterly soup dinner that supports local art projects with community-supported micro-funding, is now accepting applications from individual artists for the summer funding cycle. Applications for Art Gumbo mini grants for the summer funding cycle are available now through Tuesday, June 23. Application questions are available at

New submission guidelines include the separation of individual artists and organizations or groups during funding cycles. Arts organizations and groups are not eligible to apply during the summer funding cycle. The first eight eligible applications received by 11:59 p.m. on June 23 will qualify for funding.

According to the new guidelines individual artists will be eligible to apply during summer and winter cycles, and arts organizations or groups will be eligible during fall and spring cycles. Applications and current guidelines are available

Art Gumbo is an independent community-based initiative that funds local arts projects using money collected at quarterly soup dinners. During each Art Gumbo funding cycle, artists or arts organizations are invited to submit a brief project proposal that demonstrates an impact on the Dubuque community. The public is invited to attend and vote for their favorite proposal. A $10 donation at the door entitles the attendee to a locally prepared soup dinner and the opportunity to review all submitted proposals and to vote for their favorite. The Art Gumbo fund’s nightly proceeds will be awarded to the proposal that gets the most votes. Art Gumbo sessions will be hosted at new locations each quarter featuring soup by a regional food source. The next Art Gumbo Soup Dinner is scheduled for Thursday, June 30, 6-8 p.m. Location to be announced.

For more information visit or contact Paula Neuhaus or Megan Starr at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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