The St. Johns Cultural Council is pleased to announce its new “Arts for All” grant program (AFA). With support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Cultural Council will award a total of $80,000 in grant funds to arts, culture, heritage organizations, and individual artists in St. Johns County. The goal of the Arts for All grant program is to improve funding for programming that is primarily for the benefit of County residents.

Arts organizations with annual revenues of less than $200,000 are eligible to apply for between $5,000 and $10,000, and individual artists can apply for up to $5,000. Arts, culture, and heritage projects can be of any discipline and must take place in St. Johns County between January 1, 2024 and December 31, 2024.

“By limiting eligibility to small organizations and individuals, Arts for All grants are more accessible to local artists and emerging cultural organizations from rural, minority, and underserved communities in our County. Because of this, we hope to share more of the County’s varied arts, culture, and heritage with our residents,” said Christina Parrish Stone, the Cultural Council’s Executive Director. “Though priority will be given to projects from underserved communities in the County, artists, and organizations throughout the County are encouraged to apply.”

Online applications are open beginning Friday, September 15 and will close on Wednesday, November 15. After review by a panel of local arts educators, consultants, and organization leaders, grant awards will be announced in December 2023.

Applicants must be St. Johns County residents or organizations based in St. Johns County and meet basic eligibility requirements included in the AFA Guidelines. Visit the Arts For All grant page for more information and review eligibility and guidelines.