Bell Tower Productions: $1,000, production support for Disney's Beauty and the Beast, – the 8th Annual Summer Kids for Kids Musical (July 2013).
Clarke University: $1,000, support for the drama department's production of a children's play, Cootie Shots, to be performed in 14 area elementary and middle schools (March 2013).
Dubuque Arts Center: $1,000, support for family art series workshops in visual arts, digital arts, and folk art.
Dubuque Arts Council: $1,500, support for the Artist-in-Residence Frieda Lee, a Chicago music educator and performing artists. Lee will bring "Let's Talk Jazz" to local schools during a celebration of Black History Month (February 2013).
Dubuque Chorale: $2,000, support for "Legacy of the British Isles," a concert and multimedia presentation. This will combine chorale music with an oral and media presentation delivered by historical experts and descendents of Dubuque's early settlers.
Dubuque City Youth Ballet: $2,500, support for the performance of Bellissimo!, an original ballet to be performed by DCYB at the Grand Opera House (April 2013).
Dubuque County Fine Arts Society: $1,000, support for the 36th Annual Dubuque Fest Fine Arts Festival.
Dubuque Fire Pipes & Drums: $500; support for purchase of uniform accessories.
Dubuque Museum of Art: $1,000, support for creation of a dedicated gallery space to showcase artwork of students attending Dubuque Community Schools (all ages).
Dubuque Symphony Orchestra: $2,000, support to provide a free community concert at the Arboretum.
Eisenhower PTO: $1,000, support for the production of Willy Wonka as an extra-curricular arts enrichment project for 4th and 5th grade students at Eisenhower Elementary School.
Grand Opera House: $2,000, support for Opera Iowa's 5-day residency in Dubuque schools, with children's opera performance of The Three Little Pigs.
Healing Moments: $2,000, support for premier of original theater performance, The Forgiving and The Forgetting. (November 2013)
Hills & Dales Child Development Center: $500, support for Art & Therapy program.
Julien International Film Festival Dubuque: $2,000, support for a four-day film festival in downtown Dubuque with film screenings, art-related programming and cultural celebrations.
Multicultural Family Center: $1,000, support for educational and interactive performance by members of the Ho-Chunk Nation in Benton, WI to celebrate Native American Heritage Month.
Quilts of Valor Foundation: $2,000, support for program in which local volunteers honor those touched by war by creating quilts that are presented to specific local veterans.
Rising Star Theater Company: $2,000, support for a summer theatre show, Snoopy, to be produced by high school students.
Society for Preservation & Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet, Dubuque Chapter: $1,500, support to bring a nationally known college quartet to Dubuque to perform with the Music Men A Cappella Barbershop Chorus.
Tri-State Wind Symphony: $1,921, to support purchase of new percussion equipment and hiring of a videographer.