The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the St. Johns Cultural Council (SJCC) are providing funds for the St. Johns County Arts for All (AFA) Grant Program. AFA grants provide between $5,000 and $10,000 to arts, culture, and heritage organizations with annual revenues of less than $200,000, and up to $5,000 for individual artists. Grant projects can be of any art discipline and must take place in St. Johns County, FL during the grant period.
The goal of the AFA Grant Program is to improve funding for arts programming that is primarily for the benefit of County residents as part of the Cultural Council’s mission to ensure that the lives of both residents and visitors are enriched through art, culture, history, and heritage. Priority will be given to projects from rural, poor, minority, and/or underserved communities in the County but artists and organizations throughout the County are encouraged to apply.
The first round of applications closed on November 15, 2023. A second application cycle will open in early Summer 2024, date TBD.
If you are considering applying for the 2nd application cycle, please review the AFA Grant Guidelines prior to applying.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to view the Arts for All Applicant Webinar video prior to submitting an application. Please register here to receive a link to the webinar.
Applicants must meet basic eligibility requirements included in the AFA Guidelines at the time of application. All awardees must comply with the policies and legal requirements of the National Endowment for the Arts General Terms and Conditions, including the requirement that organizations having a SAM.gov account and a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI). For more information on the SAM UEI, visit https://sam.gov/content/home.
All proposed projects must occur in St. Johns County within the grant period.
Please email [email protected] with any questions.