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State of the Arts Grant

Grants to St. Johns County, Florida Artists, Organizations,
and Schools for Arts and Cultural Programs and Activities

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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St. Johns Cultural Council (SJCC)

Deadline Date:

10/01/19 4:00 PM Delivered or Postmarked


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Grants of up to $500 to St. Johns County, Florida artists, organizations, and schools for a wide range of arts and cultural programs and activities. Funding may be used for production costs, expendable materials, marketing, salary support related to the proposed activity, and artistic, administrative, technical, and consultant fees. Priority will be given to proposals for activities that reach underserved audiences, arts education, and art in public places.

Funding will be provided for new or expanded programs in the following disciplines: arts in education, music, dance, folk arts, humanities, literature, film/video/media, theater and musical theater, visual arts, or the collection or exhibition of cultural or artistic works. Proposals are evaluated on uniqueness, quality and impact.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179500

Estimated Size of Grant:

Each grant is $500 or less.

Term of Contract:

Activities must take place, and funds must be expended, during the grant period. The grant period is defined as no longer than one year from original date of grant notification.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations, artists, and schools may apply.

For School Teachers/Schools Only
- Applications must be for new programs or for substantial enhancements to existing programs in St. Johns County public schools.
- Preference will be given to projects that integrate the arts with other content areas.
- Funds are granted only for programs or projects that are artistic in nature but teachers of any discipline may apply.
- If an awarded teacher moves to another school, equipment or permanent materials purchased with grant funds become property of the applying school unless the school agrees to allow them to go with the teacher to another St. Johns County School.
- Teachers submitting grants for artists or arts organizations to provide programs at a school must submit a letter of support from the Principal and the partnering artists/organization, if any.

Non-Allowable Grant Expenditures:
- Capital expenditures or debt reduction
- Fundraising events or other contributions/donations
- Hospitality costs (private entertainment, food or beverages)
- Expenses incurred or obligated prior to or after the grant period

Pre-Application Information:

There are two cycles per year. Applications must be delivered or postmarked by 4:00 pm, April 15 or October 1, depending on the grant cycle. Grant applications must be received through email and as one signed hard copy to be considered.

Notification of grant awards will be made within one month of the submission date. This should be considered when planning activity start date.

To request a Technical Review of the components of the Application, call the office at least ten days in advance of the application due date.

Please give two-week prior notification to the St. Johns Cultural Council via email or by phone of public events related to the grant.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Download, complete, and email the application, along with the requested attachments, to:

Then, print one copy, sign with an original signature, date it, and mail it to:

15 Old Mission Avenue
St. Augustine, FL 32084

To request a technical review, call 904-808-7330.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Florida: St. Johns County