News & Notes 
from your local arts agency 



ACH Grant Update:

The projected date for the ACH TDC Grant online application is May 15th. The new deadline is June 4th at 4pm. If your organization has attended the workshops and is intending to apply and have any questions, give us a call or email

Moon Over Matanzas Soiree 
Thank you for helping us Sell Out!

For those of you who have purchased your tickets, thank you! We look forward to meeting you and telling you all about the great works we do here at the St. Johns Cultural Council!
SJCC Board Meeting
May 20,2015 

The SJCC board meetings are every 4th Wednesday of the month at 5pm, however, we will have our meeting in May on May 20th and it will include our fundraiser follow up.

Giving Earth Day some Attention
Shred and Recycle Saturday


   Wednesday was the official Earth Day, but not a great time of week to gather up your hard-to-get-rid-of stuff - to get rid of.

   The city is offering document shredding and e-waste collection Saturday, April 25th at R. B. Hunt Elementary School from 9 am to 1 pm.

   Shredding is offered for residents for up to five file boxes of documents for on-site, secure destruction and recycling. The e-waste collection service is growing in popularity for obsolete electronic devices.



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

The Aaron Siskind Foundation is accepting applications for the 2015 Individual Photographer's Fellowships. 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, visit here 


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 . 



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Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Accepting Applications for Observers Program (Deadline: May 15)

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation is accepting applications from emerging directors and choreographers to observe the work of master directors and choreographers as they create productions on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and at leading regional theaters across the country. Each observer receives a weekly stipend of at least $225 as well as a project travel stipend. For more info, visit here. 


Harpo Foundation Seeks Applications for New Work Grants (Deadline: April 29)

The Harpo Foundation is inviting Letters of Inquiry for its 2015 New Work Project Grants program. Through the annual program, grants of up to $10,000 are awarded to nonprofit organizations in support of new work by under-recognized artists age 21 or older. The foundation considers proposals that directly support the production of new work by visual artists and/or collaborative teams. For more info, visit here.  



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.

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Artisan Job at the Museum of Florida History (Deadline: April 24) The Museum of Florida History is looking for a conscientious, detail-oriented person to join their exhibit fabrication team. Applicants should have at least three years professional experience in woodworking, cabinetry, carpentry, sculpture or similar field, with a wide range of skills. Museum experience preferred but not required. For more info, visit here


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Nicholas Simmons Three Day Workshop in Watercolor and Acrylics (May 1)

Sponsored by the Tallahassee Watercolor Society in conjunction with the 27th Annual Tri-State Juried Water Media Exhibition, renowned artist Nicholas Simmons will be hosting a three day workshop in watercolor and acrylics on May 1. The cost is $350 for TWS members and $380 for non-members. The workshop will be held at Workforce Bldg., Campus of Tallahassee Community College. For more info, contact Deb Morningstar at or (850) 264-6540. 

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Friends of the St. Augustine Amphitheatre (FOSAA) is looking for volunteers for our second annual Children's Arts Festival, Sunday, May 17th from 10 AM - 3PM. We promise a fun day greeting the public and working with members of the arts community as they engage children in music, art, theatre and dance. For further information about signing up, please contact Sue Green at


The Rotary Club of Coastal St. Johns is having a Rotary volunteer day at Project Swing Park. 
Contact Justin Breidenstein for details at


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. 
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 The Cultural Council is funded in part by:




and through the generous support of our stakeholders.