News & Announcements
October 13, 2017

Updated image of the women in their 70s, again standing side-by-side with fists raised, adds message of equal rights that resonates with power for a new generation


September 19, 2017

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) invites institutions impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma to apply for fast-track emergency grants to preserve and protect humanities collections at libraries, museums, colleges, universities, historical societies, and other cultural organizations.

September 15, 2017

In celebration of National Arts and Humanities Month, Americans for the Arts is launching a social media campaign intended to highlight personal stories under the hashtag - #ShowYourArt2017.


Building on past campaigns using this hashtag, #ShowYourArt, is a strong platform through which Local Arts Agencies and individuals can work together to raise the visibility of the value of the arts in their lives and in their communities.


August 7, 2017

The Florida Heritage Book Festival, Inc. is presenting a poetry competition for students in St. Johns County schools or, home-schooled in grades six through 12.

The theme is Florida’s Natural Resources and each participant must submit an original poem in English on that theme. Poems should not exceed 24 lines of text. Students will compete in one of two divisions: Middle school (grades 6-8) and high school (grades 9-12). The entry deadline is Sept. 8.

July 25, 2017

Renowned international artist and St. Johns County resident Dr. Susanne Schuenke will debut a large assortment of her artwork at an opening reception on Tuesday, Aug. 1, from 8:15-9 a.m., in the Rotunda area of the St. Johns County Administration Building prior to the regularly scheduled St. Johns County Commission meeting. The seven-week showing is sponsored by the St. Johns Cultural Council.

February 24, 2017

The St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival is partnering with the Celtic Woman tour, The Chieftains tour, and the Jacksonville Symphony to make March 10-19 a VERY CELTIC WEEK!

THIRTY-EIGHT PAIRS of Tickets will be given away FREE by March 1.

EIGHT of those winners will each receive PAIRs of FREE TICKETS to the March 10 Celtic Woman performance at The Times Union Center in Jacksonville!

February 16, 2017

Americans for the Arts is pleased to offer a number of full-ride and general scholarships to members interested in attending the 2017 Annual Convention in San Francisco June 15-18, 2017.

Thanks to the generous support of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the California Arts Council, and the San Francisco Arts Commission, scholarships are also available to California-based artists and cultural workers, including those from the Bay Area.

February 16, 2017

There's just over two weeks left for visual artists to submit their work for consideration in the Southern Prize and State Fellowships! South Arts is offering up to $30,000 in cash awards to visual artists in our region (AL, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, and TN); this includes nine State Fellowships worth $5,000 each as well as one Southern Prize winner receiving an additional $25,000 and one finalist receiving an additional $10,000. In addition, the Southern Prize winner receives a two-week residency at The Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences.

February 9, 2017

Americans for the Arts is pleased to launch our new Arts Mobilization Center which is your hub for the information you need to advocate for the arts today.

February 9, 2017

Helping Betty/Hubbard

“Teens Take a Stand”