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November 4, 2021

The St. Johns Cultural Council presents opportunities for local artists to exhibit at the St. Johns County Administration Building:  February 1, 2022 – January 31, 2023

 

October 22, 2021

The St. Johns Cultural Council is pleased to announce the recipients of the Fall 2021 State of the Arts (“SOTA”) Grants. These grants, presented annually, are available through funds raised by the sale of “State of the Arts” specialty license plates and have provided more than $130,000 of support to arts organizations and individual artists in St. Johns County.

The most recent grantees are:

October 8, 2021

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.

June 11, 2021

This year's inaugural St Johns Cultural Council Haiku Contest was a smashing success with over one hundred individual entries and over four hundred poems. Competition was close and it was very difficult to select just a few from among them. Everyone was a winner who took the time and effort to create and submit their haiku. 

Category One: Adult (ages 18 and older)

First Place                  

Barrie Levine

“SCHOOL VACATION”

Beach day

the sky writer's message 

May 28, 2021

The St. Johns County Cultural Council congratulates the winners of our St. Johns County 200th Anniversary Photography Contest!  More than 800 beautiful photographs were submitted, making it very difficult to select just five finalists for each of the County’s five commission districts. Photographs by the following artists will be displayed during the 200th Anniversary Exhibition, which opens July 19, 2021 at the County Administration Building:

District One:  Julie Abella, Terry Bottom, Walter Coker, Mark Krancer, and John Merriam

May 21, 2021

The St. Johns Cultural Council is pleased to announce the winners of its first Haiku Contest, conducted during a month-long celebration of National Poetry Month.  More than 100 individuals submitted over 400 haiku which were thoughtfully evaluated by two talented local authors, Michael Henry Lee and Antoinette Libro, who advised that “Competition was close and it was very difficult to select just a few from among them. Everyone was a winner who took the time and effort to create and submit their haiku.” 

May 13, 2021

The St. Johns Cultural Council has been approved for a $10,000 Grants for Arts Projects award to support an expansion of the Council’s existing Art in Public Places Program. This grant will provide seed money for new public art projects throughout St. Johns County, and will help to fund an online directory of existing art in public spaces to increase access to visual arts by residents of, and visitors to, the County. A portion of the grant will support the St.

May 12, 2021

 

 

Important Tourist Development Council Grant Updates

 

 

The 2021-2022 St. Johns County Tourist Development Council Arts, Culture and Heritage Grant Program – which funds programming occurring between October 1, 2021 and September 30, 2022 - includes significant changes.  

May 5, 2021

During May, for National Historic Preservation Month, the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation is partnering with the Gullah Geechee Heritage Corridor Council, the Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center, and the St. Johns Cultural Council to produce a month of engaging activities that will bring people to St. Augustine in person and virtually. An online auction will be the premier donation-raising event.