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St. Johns Cultural Council receives grant from the National Endowment for the Arts
The St. Johns Cultural Council has been approved for a $60,000 Grants for Arts Projects award from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support a new local program, Arts for All.
By: St. Johns Cultural Council
According to Christina Parrish Stone, St. Johns Cultural Council's Executive Director, the Cultural Council has administered a number of grant programs to support individual artists and cultural organizations since its founding in 1999 including St. Johns County's Tourist Development Council Arts, Culture, and Heritage grants. "Sources of financial support for projects not strongly related to tourism have been limited. Three years ago, working with the Council's Associate Director and Grants Administrator Brenda Swann, we began to diligently seek new sources of funding for truly local projects," said Parrish Stone. "We are delighted to be selected for the NEA Grants for Arts Projects award and will invest 100 percent of the funding into our cultural community," she said. "We plan to expand the grant program with support from other sources including revenue from Cultural Council events and individual donations."
Arts for All will provide grants of up to $10,000 for organizations with revenues of less than $200,000 per year and up to $5,000 for individual artists to fund art projects of any discipline. The goal of the program is to improve funding for arts programming that will primarily benefit St. Johns County residents. Additional information about the Arts for All grants will be available through the Cultural Council website and its weekly Local Arts newsletter. Visit www.stjohnsculture.com to subscribe. For more information about the NEA grant announcement, visit arts.gov/news.
About St. Johns Cultural Council - The St. Johns Cultural Council provides support for local artists and cultural organizations, and presents and promotes arts, culture, and heritage activities and events in St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra, and the Beaches. The Cultural Council manages two historic venues for cultural programming including The Waterworks and the Cultural Arts Center at the St. Augustine Beach Hotel, both listed on the National Register of Historic Places. For more information about funding opportunities and cultural programming in St. Johns County, visit www.stjohnsculture.com .
Christina Parrish Stone