September 13, 2022

The St. Johns Cultural Council is seeking requests for proposals and qualifications (RFP) for architectural/engineering and historic preservation work for the St. Augustine Beach Hotel in St. Augustine Beach, Florida.


September 1, 2022


The St. Johns Cultural Council and the Gamble Rogers Folk Festival have partnered to present a new concert series, Live from The Waterworks, celebrating the legendary recording artist Gamble Rogers, whose balladry and storytelling shaped American folk music. Events will be held on the third Saturday of each month from October through June.

August 26, 2022


The St. Johns Cultural Council will open its applications for the  2022 State of the Arts Grants on Thursday, September 1. The annual State of the Arts (SOTA) grant program will award up to five $1,000 grants and one $5,000 grant award.

April 18, 2022

The St. Johns Cultural Council is pleased to announce the youth and adult winners of the 2nd Annual Haiku Contest conducted during the month-long celebration of National Poetry Month in April. Contest categories included students ages 12 and younger; students ages 13 to 17 years of age, and adults ages 18 and older. The theme of this year’s contest was Spring and awards were presented at St. Augustine Poet Fest at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Fla. on April 9.


April 7, 2022


March 31, 2022

The St. Johns Cultural Council has announced opportunities for funding local organizations that present arts, culture, and heritage programming.

The Cultural Council administers St. Johns County’s Tourist Development Council Arts, Culture and Heritage Grants with more than $400,000 available to local organizations this year, according to a release.

February 25, 2022

What is a Haiku?

A haiku is a type of short form poetry originated in Japan.  These poems traditionally contain 17 total syllables in three lines. Line one is 5 syllables, line two is 7 syllables, and line three is 5 syllables.  However, this contest does not require that authors strictly follow the traditional form. We do recommend that any poem submitted contain less than 20 syllables with a short / long / short arrangement.

February 2, 2022

Each year the St. Johns Cultural Council recognizes women who have profoundly influenced the artistic environment of St. Johns County with the Dr. Gail Pflaster ROWITA (“Recognizing Outstanding Women in the Arts”) Awards. Nominations were received from the community about numerous women who have made significant contributions to the arts in St. Johns County through their work, leadership, and philanthropic support.