St. Johns Cultural Council receives grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support new funding program for individual artists and cultural organizations

2023-05-26T14:39:02-04:00May 24, 2023|News|

The St. Johns Cultural Council has been approved for a $60,000 Grants for Arts Projects award from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support a new local program, Arts for All. The program will provide funding for individual artists and cultural organizations in St. Johns County to create [...]

Free Chamber Music Festival Returns to St. Augustine June 19 – July 2

2023-05-18T15:09:52-04:00May 18, 2023|News|

St. Augustine Music Festival (SAMF), the nation’s largest free chamber music festival, has announced the 17th annual event will present seven world-class performances between June 19 and July 2. Concerts will be performed inside the historic Cathedral Basilica, the oldest Catholic Church in St. Augustine, which is home to North [...]

Juneteenth emancipation events to be held in St. Augustine from June 15 until June 19

2023-05-08T16:49:45-04:00May 8, 2023|News|

Juneteenth, a federal holiday on Monday, June 19 commemorates the end of slavery. A variety of celebratory events will be held in the City of St. Augustine’s historic Lincolnville neighborhood and local venues with a series of culturally enriching and educational events hosted by the Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center, the [...]

2023 Haiku Contest Results & Comments

2023-04-11T14:37:18-04:00April 11, 2023|News|

The Cultural Council’s third annual Haiku Contest was a great success with 41 individual entries and over 120 poems. Antoinette Libro and Michael Henry Lee chose one winner from each of the three categories as well as two honorable mentions to fit this year’s theme of Natural Florida.Learn more about [...]

27th Annual Gamble Rogers Folk Festival to feature free family-friendly children’s activities

2023-04-03T13:04:56-04:00April 3, 2023|News|

The 27th Annual Gamble Rogers Folk Festival and St. Johns Cultural Council have announced a family weekend of free outdoor activities for children 16 years and under accompanied by adult ticketholders on Saturday, April 15 and Sunday, April 16 from 10 AM until 5 PM at the Children’s Area, St. [...]

St. Johns Cultural Council Announces its Third Annual Haiku Contest

2023-01-27T14:34:34-05:00January 27, 2023|News, News Announcements|

The St. Johns Cultural Council is pleased to announce its Third Annual Haiku Contest. Local poets of all ages are invited to submit up to three haiku with the theme Natural Florida through the online application portal. Applications must be submitted on or before February 28th, and the following guidelines [...]

St. Augustine, Florida featured in Samantha Brown’s “Places to Love” – Season Six

2023-01-19T15:55:08-05:00January 19, 2023|News|

Beautiful and historic St. Augustine, Florida is the focus of the next episode of the Emmy award-winning PBS travel show Samantha Brown’s Places to Love. In early 2022 Christina Parrish Stone, Executive Director of the St. Johns Cultural Council,  began work with producer Sylvia Caminer to scout locations for a [...]

Iris DeMent to Headline Gamble Rogers Folk Festival, April 14-16

2023-01-19T12:37:20-05:00January 19, 2023|News, News Announcements|

Headliners include Bill and the Belles, Robin and Linda Williams, and Richard Smith The Gamble Rogers Folk Festival and the St. Johns Cultural Council have announced the headliners and ticket sales for the 27th Annual Festival celebrating the legacy of legendary troubadour Gamble Rogers, whose balladry and storytelling helped shape [...]

Request for Proposal and Qualifications (RFP): SEA Community Help Resource & Cultural Center

2023-01-03T09:34:11-05:00December 14, 2022|News|

Request for proposal and qualifications (RFP) for architectural/engineering and historic preservation work for the SEA Community Help Resource and Cultural Center renovation in Armstrong, Florida.BACKGROUND AND OVERVIEWThe Spuds, Elkton, and Armstrong (SEA) Community Help Resource Center endeavors to:provide a safe, healthy and educational environment for our children and families.preserve and [...]

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