News & Notes 
from your local arts agency 



The TDC ACH Grant Deadline has been extended through the TDC and the SJCC. All eligible applicants have been notified. 

The new deadline is Monday, June 15, 2015.

Please call the Cultural Council at 904-808-7330 for additional information or if there are questions.        


Call to Artists for Book as Art 3.0 No Jacket Required - Decatur, GA 

(Deadline: May 29) 


Artists who observe and interpret the idea of the book are invited to submit entries to the Decatur Arts Alliance's 2015 juried exhibition visually celebrating the book form. The Book as Art exhibition, July 24-September 18, 2015, in the Gallery at The Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur, will be held in conjunction with the AJC Decatur Book Festival, the largest independent book festival in the country. The cost of entry is $30. Event will be located at One West Court Square, Suite 110, Decatur, GA 30030. For more info, visit here. 


Call to Artists for The Decatur Artway - Decatur, GA 

(Deadline: June 22)


The Decatur Arts Alliance seeks sculptures to be placed in Downtown Decatur, Georgia as part of the Decatur Artway. Sculptors are encouraged to be a part of this two year sculpture exhibition. Selected artists will be awarded an honorarium of $2000. Artists may submit more than one sculpture for consideration but each sculpture submission must have three images specified. There is a $20 entry fee and a $5 media fee for every sample over the minimum. For more info, visit here .  



Audition for High School Musical Limelight Theatre Camp

Summer camp June 15-July 10

Auditions: Monday, June 15

Sing along to "We're All in This Together" and "Get'cha Head in the Game" during High School Musical Summer Camp at Limelight Theatre.

Six through twelfth graders can become students at East High for the summer! Students will audition on the first day of camp, learn choreography, music and blocking, rehearse, and perform in Disney's popular show! To register, call 904-825-1164, ext. 16, email, or pay online here.

2 to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, *No camp on Friday, July 3. $450 per student
(costumes included!)

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Call to Artists for Embracing Our Differences 2016 - Sarasota & Bradenton, FL (Deadline: January 4)

Embracing Our Differences invites all artists to participate in its 13th annual outdoor art exhibit celebrating diversity and inclusion. 39 artists will be selected, and national and international submissions are encouraged. Final selections will be made by a three-judge panel of professional artists, curators, and art professionals and based on artistic excellence and originality in the reflection of the theme "enriching lives through diversity." $3,000 in awards will be presented. There is no submission fee nor limit on the number of entries. The exhibition will be held in April and May at Sarasota's Island Park  and Bradenton's Riverwalk. For more info, visit here 


Call to Artists for Space Coast Art Festival Poster Contest - Port Canaveral, FL (Deadline: August 17)

The Space Coast Art Festival is accepting submissions for its poster contest. All work must be unpublished, original art created since

2013. Artwork can be any reproducible two-dimensional work

(painting, drawing, photograph, mixed media, etc.) The winning design will also be reproduced on a T-shirt and may be used in Space Coast Art Festival advertising materials. For more info, visit here. 


Call to Artists for Melbourne Main Street Mural Contest - Melbourne, FL (Deadline: June 30)

 Melbourne Main Street welcomes all artists to the 2015 "Paint the Town" Mural contest. Their goal is to transform Downtown Melbourne into a vibrant art destination with help from the local art community. They will be accepting submissions from now until June 30th, 2015. All murals are set to be complete by Friday, September 25th, 2015, when there will be an official unveiling and artist reception. Submit as a team, with your class, or on your own. For more info, visit  here. 




CALL FOR ARTISTS:  Submission Deadline June 1


The St. Augustine Art Association Sixth Annual Nature and Wildlife Call for Entries is  available online. Please follow the link to access the online entry system to submit your work.

An awards reception and show opening will be on Saturday, July 25.  The show runs through August 31. 

If you would like to mail in a paper copy of the application and a CD with your images, click to download a PDF of the application. If you have any questions, please email



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 


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The Saint Augustine Film Festival will be returning for the 6th year in January 2016. Volunteers are needed to help plan for this exciting event located around Downtown Saint Augustine. Reliable volunteers will help plan and participate in many areas of the festival, including: special events, marketing, sponsorship, and more! Please contact Caroyln Smith at if interested. Make sure to Like and Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. #staugfilmfest"



The St. Augustine Historical Society Research Library is looking for volunteers with computer experience to help archive their photo collection. Volunteers scan and document the images so they can be added to the online catalog. Other computer related projects are available as well. For more information contact: Debra Willis at or call (904)825-2333.

The Research Library is located in the Segui Kirby-Smith House (the old public library) on Aviles Street.  Parking for library volunteers is at the Oldest House on Charlotte and St. Francis Street.


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.