SJCC offers NEA free Webinar Invitation

NEA free Webinar
January 4, 2016

National Endowment for the Arts Offers New Funding Opportunity, Creativity Connects 

You're invited to the National Endowment for the Arts' free webinar series, hosted by the St. Johns Cultural Council. 

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is the nation's only arts funder to award grants in all 50 states and U.S. jurisdictions. As part of the NEA's 50th anniversary, the agency is launching the leadership initiative, Creativity Connects*. This initiative will show how the arts contribute to the nation's creative ecosystem, investigate the ways in which the support systems for the artists are changing, and explore how the arts can connect with other sectors that want and utilize creativity. 

An important component of this initiative is a pilot grant opportunity that will support partnerships between nonprofit arts organizations and organizations from non-arts sectors which include, but are not limited to, business, education, environment, faith, finance, food, health, law, science, and technology. These Art Works: Creativity Connects grants will seek to benefit the arts and non-arts sectors by demonstrating the value of working with the arts; supporting the infrastructure for the arts to work in new ways with new sectors; building bridges that create new relationships and constituencies; and creating innovative partnership projects to advance common goals.

*Creativity Connects™ is used with permission from Crayola, LLC.


In order to offer applicants the highest level of technical assistance, the NEA has scheduled webinars covering the basics of the Art Works and Challenge America funding categories, how to apply to the NEA, how to select work samples, and how to prepare a strong application. 

After each presentation, there will be time for Q and A with NEA staff, as well as a discussion among those who attend the webinar presentation in our office.

Art Works guidelines workshop
Date: January 20, 2016 3:00 pm

Art Works: Creativity Connects guidelines workshop
Date: January 27, 2016 3:00 pm

Challenge America guidelines workshop
Date: March 9, 2016 3:00 pm

Event Details:
Location: St. Johns Cultural Council Office
15 Old Mission Ave.
St. Augustine, FL 32084

Please RSVP, indicate which webinar you will attend or indicate'all' 
by email,
Seating is limited to the first 15 sign ups.