The St. Johns County Cultural Council has issued a Request for Proposals and Qualifications (RFP) from teams interested in coordinating the research, content creation, and site-specific interpretive exhibition elements based on the Black heritage of St. Johns County, Florida.


The mission of the St. Johns County Cultural Council (SJCC) is to provide support to local artists and arts organizations; to promote St. Johns County as a premier destination for cultural travelers; and to ensure that the lives of residents and visitors alike are enriched by opportunities to experience arts and culture.

As part of this mission, the SJCC creates and promotes culture and heritage experiences unique to St. Johns County through projects such as developing the St. Johns County Black Heritage Trail. With funding from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, St. Johns County Tourist Development Council, and pending funding from the Florida Department of State, this project aims to widely share this story and highlight important Black history sites and cultural programs in St Johns County.

Project Specifications

The project has four primary components:

  • Content Creation
  • Publication Design
  • Outdoor exhibition design, fabrication and installation
  • Logo/Symbol Development

For more details, view and download the full RFP here (link).

Schedule & Deadline for Proposal Submittal

  • Request for Clarification/Questions due by April 15, 2024
  • Questions/Addenda answered by April 19, 2024

Questions/Addenda and Answers, April 16, 2024

To be considered for selection RFPs must include:

  • At least 3 work samples of previous similar work as described in the Project Purpose and Specifications section of the RFP.
  • Resume/List of Qualifications of the Project Coordinator(s) and/or Firm.
  • Estimated costs and timeline based on the specifications above.

RFP must be submitted via e-mail by May 1, 2024 at 11:59 PM to:

Brenda Swann, Director of Grants and Operations, St. Johns Cultural Council [email protected], subject line: SJC Black Heritage Trail RFP

Work samples may be mailed, per the instructions in the full RFP.