The Iowa City Public Art Advisory Committee is now accepting proposals for performance programs to be held in Iowa City. Up to $2,000 in funding is available and provided by the Iowa City Art Program.

Proposals can submitted until 5 p.m. July 19, 2019 and will be reviewed Aug. 1, 2019. Applicants will be notified by Aug. 9, 2019. 

Examples of performance art include, but are not limited to: dance, music, opera, theater, drama, mime, magic, puppetry, oratory, and circus arts. Performance art may also include digital, projection, and light art pieces.

They can be performed on public or private property, with permission from property owner, but must remain publicly accessible and free of charge. Event must occur by or before Oct. 21, 2019. 

Organizations, schools, individuals, nonprofit art organizations, privately owned businesses, and government units located in Iowa City are all eligible to apply. 

The full online application can be found at The City of Iowa City's website

For more information about eligible and ineligible expenses covered by the grant, and selection criteria, visit

Please contact Public Art coordinator Marcia Bollinger at or 319-356-5237 with questions or need for additional information. Paper applications can be provided upon request.

Date of publication

Friday, June 21, 2019