The Iowa City Public Art Advisory Committee will once again fund its Matching Grant Program, matching up to $2,000 for public art projects in 2017 and 2018.

The first deadline for proposals is Friday, Oct. 20, 2017.

The Committee will consider visual, audio or performance-based art. Examples include sculptures, murals, performances, readings, interactive exhibits, video productions, soundscapes, spoken word and other mediums.

Eligible project proposals must be publicly accessible and viewable within the city limits of Iowa City. Art can be displayed or performed on private property with property owner’s permission.

The application and call to artists, which includes additional information on selection criteria, submission requirements, eligible expenses and other conditions for the program, are available online at

Proposals for the first round of funding are due by 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, and the second round deadline is 5 p.m., Friday, March 23, 2018. 

Applications should be emailed to Public Art Coordinator Marcia Bollinger at

Final selections will be determined by the Public Art Advisory Committee.

For more information, contact Marcia Bollinger at 319-356-5237 or

This grant is made possible by the Iowa City Public Art Program.  

A flyer for the Public Art Matching Grant

Date of publication

Wednesday, September 13, 2017