News & Notes 
from your local arts agency 



Cultural Council Artist Development Workshop 
Copyright or Wrong

May 11 in Jacksonville

Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts
5:30-7:00 p.m.
RSVP Deadline: May 8

Speakers: Deborah Reid, Attorney/Artist and Barbara Holmes-Fryefield, Artist


Sponsor: Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville


Open to: This professional development workshop is free and open to artists of all levels and disciplines.


The "Copyright or Wrong?" Workshop presented by artist-attorney Deborah Reid and artist Barbara Fryefield  explains copyright law in a fun and accessible way.   Hands-on exercises demonstrating  copyright concepts are woven into an interactive lecture illustrated with work by contemporary artists and recent popular culture cases.   Urban myths about copyright are debunked. Participants will take away an informed understanding of copyright law's application to their creative endeavors.

RSVP to attend this free workshop for artists by emailing Mason Martin at


Register Now for Statewide Advocacy and Information-to-Use Conference Call (Date: May 11)

Dr. Jim Zingale and Frank Meiners will share the latest updates and strategies regarding Florida's 2015-2016 state budget and appropriations for DCA grants. There is much to be shared about state and federal arts, arts education, and culture issues. This is information you as an arts and culture advocate need to know and take action on, so please join this call to stay updated on these issues. For more info, visit here. 

The Arts Effect: 

The Florida Alliance for Arts Education 2015 Leadership SUMMIT

Thursday afternoon, June 11 -   Saturday lunch, June 13

Pre-Registration is now open! $125 for FAAE members and $150 for non-members


This year's Summit focuses on pivotal interests of all Florida arts educators, school and arts organization administrators, teaching artists, and arts education advocates.  We'll hear amazing stories of how the arts are impacting, not only education in some Florida schools, but also our creative economy, and community renewal -- and what you can do in your own setting! The inaugural recipients of the prestigious Florida Arts Model Schools award will be showcased in mini-concerts throughout the Summit.  Meet some of Florida's amazing teaching artists during the Teaching Artists Showcase.  We'll also tour the newest gem in Orlando's skyline:  the beautiful Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.

Bring a team from your school or community arts organization to focus on arts education!  Share the attached flyers with your colleagues.  Get started planning by checking our website:


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Call to Visual Artists for 2015 Miami Photo Salon Second Edition, Miami, FL (Deadline: August 8)

Miami Photo Salon is an International Photography Festival that takes place during Art Basel week every year. The goal of this project is to create a salon-style event for photographers to showcase and exhibit work to huge international audiences. This event will take place at Spectrum Art Fair in Downtown Miami, where foot traffic between visiting art fairs will bring in thousands of visitors. Dates for the event: December 1-6, 2015. Entry fee is $45 and is non-refundable and non-transferable. Multiple entries or different bodies of work are allowed, as well as collaborations. For more info, visit here. 

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. 


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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. 
For more information visit:
 The Cultural Council is funded in part by:




and through the generous support of our stakeholders.