The St. Johns Cultural Council has announced its new “Arts for All” grant program (AFA). With support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Cultural Council will award a total of $80,000 in grant funds to arts, culture, heritage organizations and individual artists in St. Johns County.
The goal of the Arts for All grant program is to improve funding for programming that is primarily for the benefit of county residents.
Arts organizations with annual revenues of less than $200,000 are eligible to apply for between $5,000 and $10,000, and individual artists can apply for up to $5,000. Arts, culture and heritage projects can be of any discipline and must take place in St. Johns County between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2024.
“By limiting eligibility to small organizations and individuals, Arts for All grants are more accessible to local artists and emerging cultural organizations from rural, minority and underserved communities in our county,” said Christina Parrish Stone, the Cultural Council’s executive director. “Because of this, we hope to share more of the county’s varied arts, culture and heritage with our residents.”
According to Parrish Stone, though priority will be given to projects from underserved communities in the county, artists and organizations throughout the county are encouraged to apply.
Online applications will be accepted until Nov. 15. After review by a panel of local arts educators, consultants and organization leaders, grant awards will be announced in December.
Applicants must be St. Johns County residents or organizations based in St. Johns County and meet basic eligibility requirements included in the AFA guidelines. For more information about AFA grants and to review grant eligibility and guidelines, go to stjohnsculture.com/arts-for-all-grants.
The mission of the Cultural Council is to support local artists and arts organizations and to promote St. Johns County as a premiere destination for cultural travelers, ensuring that the lives of both residents and visitors are enriched through art, culture, history and heritage.
For more information about initiatives of the St. Johns Cultural Council, contact Christina Parrish Stone at 904-434-0959 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The website is stjohnsculture.com.