How the St. Johns Cultural Council can help your creative business grow

The St. Johns Cultural Council has a proud history of promoting St. Johns County as a premier arts destination where the lives of both residents and visitors are enriched through arts and culture. We strive to build excellence within the arts and culture community for the benefit of residents and visitors alike. Through the generous support of the community, The St. Johns Cultural Council is proud to offer these opportunities to help your creative business grow:

Grant Programs

•    Tourist Development Grant Programs
Eligibility: non-profit or for-profit organizations, businesses and artists that produce or present events that attract visitors, with a priority on overnight stays in St. Johns County
Request amounts: Up to $10,000 for free programs and events; Up to $60,000 for larger events; up to $20,000 for museums and facilities for presentation improvements
•    State of the Arts Grant Program
 Awards up to $500 are available to artists, schools, and organizations
•    Fiscal Sponsorship Program
Allows donors to make contributions earmarked for organizations or programs that do not have non-profit status

Additional Support Programs

•    Professional development workshops are free and focus on building administrative and artistic growth that help increase earned revenue and grant writing 

•    Marketing and advertising workshops are free and assist organizations in selling events and programs using the most up-to-date techniques and strategies
•    Individual consultancies for Tourist Development grantees are available with the Cultural Council’s highly experienced professional staff and offer coaching, information, and specific assistance

•    Specific advertising sponsorships are available from the Cultural Council to organizations interested in reaching out-of-county cultural travelers, based on organization’s needs.  Contact the Cultural Council to determine if the program or project meets the criteria. Funds may be limited based on budget availability.
•    Artists, organizations/businesses, venues, restaurants, and bars may create their profiles in our website directory. Register today!
•    Two weekly newsletters: The St Johns Cultural Council's Arts Notes, serving the arts community and the Historic Coast Culture's Culture Around Every Corner  promoting arts, culture, and heritage throughout the county
•    Maintaining two websites: which includes Information on artist opportunities, grants, other funding availability, employment openings and more., a comprehensive arts, culture and heritage events calendar promoted in and out of St. Johns County