Frequently Asked Questions - FAQ
What is the Cultural Council of Jacksonville?
We are the official local arts agency for the Greater Jacksonville area. To be designated a local “arts agency,” an entity must be officially recognized by at least one county commission. Our recognition comes from the City of Jacksonville. Our role is to increase the appreciation of local arts and culture, and make access to the arts easier for organizations and citizens, including artists, families, individuals, students and teachers.
If you’d like to know more about our role in the community, read about our mission and goals.
How can I support the Cultural Council?
Tax deductible contributions can be made by individuals, organizations and corporations. If you value the arts and the power they have to improve the quality of life in our community, please support the Cultural Council today.
How can I find contact information for a specific organization?
Please see our list of arts-related organizations.
How do I apply for a grant for my organization or for myself as an artist?
We offer two grants for organizations annually through the Cultural Services Grant Program and the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida Arts and Cultural Education Program. At present, the Cultural Council does not offer grants to individual artists, but you can learn more about other grant resources for Organizations, Artists and Educators.
How can I become involved in the arts community?
To find volunteer opportunities, you may want to contact the organizations of your choice listed in the For Everyone section, or check www.ExperienceJax.com. Several organizations seeking volunteers on a long-term, ongoing basis are the Florida Theater (ushers), the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra (ushers), the MOCA Jacksonville (docents/tour guides) and the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens (docents/tour guides).
What can I do to improve art education at my child’s school?
Your voice counts — tell school board members and school principals how important you believe the arts are for a complete education, and acknowledge them when they advocate for the arts by joining the local Arts for a Complete Education Coalition. You also can sign up for national arts education email alerts through Americans for the Arts. More on arts education can be found at the Florida Alliance for Art Education.