The St. Johns Cultural Council is pleased to announce that 23 organizations will receive $450,000 in St. Johns County Tourist Development Council Arts, Culture and Heritage Grants during the 2022 fiscal year, which runs from October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2022. This year’s grant program was expanded to provide more significant support for cultural organizations based in and presenting year-round programming in St. Johns County, in addition to annual special events designed to attract visitors to the County. The grants help to fund and promote programming and events throughout the County, from Ponte Vedra to Crescent Beach and at the World Golf Village, Nocatee, St. Augustine and St. Augustine Beach.
The 2022 grant recipients are:
ACCORD Freedom Trail and Civil Rights Museum
AS IF! the 90’s Fest
Backyard Concert Series at Nocatee
EMMA Concert Series
First Coast Opera
Music and Art by the Sea
National Scenic Byway Conference
Ponte Vedra Auto Show
Regatta of Lights
Saint Augustine Film Festival
Saint Augustine Music Festival
St. Augustine Songwriters Festival
St. Augustine Art Association
St. Augustine Ballet
St. Augustine Fashion Week
St. Augustine Food + Wine Festival
St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum
Unidos en la Musica: A Latin American Festival
An independent panel reviews and scores grant applications using criteria established by the St. Johns County Tourist Development Council and approved by the Board of County Commissioners. Grant recommendations are made based on each application’s average score.
Applications are submitted during the Spring of each year, with review and recommendations made during the Summer. The Grant Guidelines for FY2023 will be available in March, 2022 and may be found at StJohnsCulture.com.
The St. Johns County Tourist Development Council Arts, Culture and Heritage Grant program is administered by the St. Johns Cultural Council pursuant to a contract with the St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners, and are funded entirely by tourist development taxes on overnight lodging.