News & Notes 
from your local arts agency 





Accepting Proposals for State of the Arts Grants 


 Proposals are now being accepted for  

the State of the Arts grant program to support  

local arts education, arts for under-served audiences, and other visual, performing and literary arts projects.  


Organizations and individuals may apply before

April 15, 2015

for grants of up to $500.  


Click Here for information about past recipients.

Grant forms, guidelines, and general information
are available online.


   Funding is made possible through the sale of State of the Arts automobile license plates in St Johns County.

Volunteer Day
Project Swing Park

The Rotary Club of Coastal St. Johns is having a Rotary volunteer day at Project Swing Park. The park was built by the community 17 years ago and is currently maintained by the City of St. Augustine. However, the park needs a spruce up. One aspect of the project is to repaint the large pieces of art work on the play ground.  Please consider joining in on the project. They would love to have local artists spend a morning or afternoon and repaint these pieces of art. They will cover all the materials and paint for the painters. One exciting piece of news is that the Ketterlinus Elementary School after school program is very interested in having their students paint the numerous placards that are along the fence. So not only are they sprucing up the playground they are promoting and fostering the art with our local youth.

Contact Justin Breidenstein for details at



Deadline: May 1, 2015

Romanza's 2015 Scholarships will be awarded to two graduating seniors enrolled at St. Augustine High School or the St. Johns County Center of the Arts who plan to major in performing arts at the college level.  Two $500 scholarships will be awarded this year, and students should contact their Counselor if they are interested in obtaining an Application.

CLICK HERE for Scholarship applications and procedures



Auditions for Hello Dolly on April 6

SAVE THE DATE - Auditions will begin at 6 p.m. Monday, April 6 for Hello, Dolly, which will be staged June 5 through July 5, 2015 (no performance on July 4). Roles will be announced soon. The musical will be directed by Blake Osner.  


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Call for Entries for Hardee Center for the Arts 2015 - 2016 Exhibition Season, Madison, FL (Deadline not provided)

 The Hardee Center for the Arts in Madison, Florida is calling for entries for the 2015/16 exhibition season. They are welcoming submissions of all 2D and small 3D works. There is no entry fee and artists are responsible for shipping. For more info and submission guidelines, visit here . Further questions may be directed to Lisa Thompson at (850) 973-1642 or


Call to Performers for Art in Odd Places 2015 (Deadline: May 15)

Art in Odd Places (AiOP) Orlando invites proposals for the Orlando AiOP, a visual and performance public art festival to take place on September 17-20 in downtown Orlando, Florida. AiOP welcomes proposals and artworks that engage and collaborate with the public and public spaces from artists of all disciplines, experiences and mediums. For more info and to apply, visit here . 



Call To Artists!

Anyone (any age, any background) can participate. We'll supply the canvas. Paint it, collage it, whatever... come out of your shell! Entry forms and canvases can be picked up at Butterfield Garage Art Gallery or at The Red Sable Art Supply, 1333 Old Dixie Hwy, Suite 5, St. Augustine. Each canvas measures 8" x 8". Works created with materials other than the canvas supplied must conform to the same 8" x 8" dimensions. The cost is $10 per entry and includes the canvas. All entries must be received at Butterfield Garage Art Gallery not later than March 27, 2015 and will be carefully hung in our incubation room for our April First Friday Art Walk Eggstravaganza!

It will be your choice to sell or not to sell. Butterfield Garage will handle all sales and will keep a 10% fee for hatching and cackling about the idea, and for preparing the nest. Entry forms available online CLICK HERE


Call to Artists for Third Annual Knoxville Photo 2015 in Knoxville, TN (Deadline: April 26)

The Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville announces a call for photographic works for its third annual Knoxville Photo 2015. Approximately 40-50 photographic works from both emerging and established artists will comprise the exhibition in the main gallery of the Emporium Center from June 5-17, 2015. Entries must be original works completed within the last two years in the following categories: The Human Experience, Our Earth, Travel, and Digital Imagination. The nonrefundable entry fee is $30 for up to three images. For more info and to apply, visit here.


Calling All Artists! St. Augustine Chalk Walk
Only 60 Spaces Available. FREE Registration. Cash Awards! People's Choice Awards.
Theme: "Happy Birthday St.  Augustine" 450 Years!

Register now to participate in the Annual Paseo Pastel May 1st - 3rd, 2015

Drawings submission deadline April 1st. For info call Cyndi 904-315-3963.



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National Endowment for the Humanities' Preservation and Access Education and Training Grants (Deadline: May 5)

  Preservation and Access Education and Training grants are awarded to organizations that offer national or regional (multistate) education and training programs. Grants aim to help the staff of cultural institutions, large and small, obtain the knowledge and skills needed to serve as effective stewards of humanities collections. For more info and to apply, visit here. Further questions may be directed to NEH's Division of Preservation and Access at (202) 606-8570 or

Aaron Siskind Foundation Invites Applications for 2015 
Individual Photographer's Fellowships (Deadline: May 29)

The Aaron Siskind Foundation is accepting applications for its 2015 Individual Photographer's Fellowships program. The annual program encourages and celebrates artistic achievement in contemporary photography by supporting the creative endeavors of artists working in photography and photo-based art media. A limited number of fellowship grants of up to $10,000 each will be awarded to artists working in photography and photo-based art. Qualified applicants must provide a portfolio of still photography of any subject matter, genre, or process. For more info and to apply, visit here 

The World of Children Award (Deadline: April 1)

The World of Children Award program was created to recognize individuals who make a difference in the lives of children in the United States and across the globe, regardless of political, religious, or geographical boundaries. The Education Award recognizes individuals making substantial contributions to children in the educational arena. This includes individuals who have made and are making education available to severely underserved populations, those who have originated effective methods of learning and teaching, and those whose work creates educational opportunity for children who are challenged or disenfranchised. For more info, visit here.
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A Classic Act Theatre
For Ushers, Stage Manager, concessions, technical as well as many other opportunities - any age (male or female)
If you'd like to be part of any of our productions, please contact us at  We'd love to have you join us.

The Florida Heritage Book Festival and Writers Conference


The Florida Heritage Book Festival and Writers Conference is planning an exciting and ambitious year and needs volunteers to plan and participate in several areas including Marketing, the Writer's Conference, and Special Events.  For more information, please email Dr. Jim Wilson at






Creative Capital webinars. 

 Visit PDP's Online Calendar for a complete list of upcoming webinars and dates. Select webinars are now available on demand! View all offerings. 


It may take 2- 5 days for your event to appear on the calendar
so we suggest submitting at least
2 weeks before your event.

 State of the Arts License Plate Grants

Two opportunities to apply:

due April and October of each year.


Drive the Arts License Plate

Arts Micro-Grants 



 All of the money from the State of the Arts License plates sold in St. Johns County is returned to our county.


The St Johns Cultural Council uses that money  to fund 
for non-profit organizations,
 individual artists, and teachers. 
For more information visit:
 The Cultural Council is funded in part by:




and through the generous support of our stakeholders.