Cultural Council Grants
NEW – Spark Grant Program
Where there’s spark, there’s art! The Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville is introducing its Spark Initiative, a creative venture to activate and program the Spark District, a core redevelopment area in Downtown Jacksonville spanning from the riverfront north to Duval Street, and bordered east to west from Liberty to Hogan.
To this end, the Cultural Council is launching its new Spark Grant Program. Grants ranging between $5,000-25,000 will be awarded to individual artists/cultural providers and 501c3 organizations of Duval, Nassau, St. Johns, Clay and Baker counties for arts/cultural projects of all disciplines that will ignite the Spark District through artistic energy, cultural vibrancy and exciting streetscapes.
Deadline for applications, which must be submitted online, is May 30, 2013.
To apply for a Spark Grant, CLICK HERE
Cultural Service Grant Program (CSGP)
CSGP provides general operating support for Duval County arts and cultural organizations, which contribute to our quality of life. City of Jacksonville funds are administered by the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville through a competitive and rigorous grant process governed by City ordinance (Chapter 118, Part 6, Ordinance Code of City of Jacksonville).
The deadline to submit Letters of Intent for the 2013-2014 Cultural Service Grant Program was Thursday, February 28, 2013. Submission of a Letter of Intent is a mandatory prerequisite to completing a full CSGP application.
Currently-funded organizations, CLICK HERE to access your online reports.
2012-2013 CSGP Awards[Word]
For more information, contact Amy Palmer at (904) 358-3600, x14 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Arts Education Enrichment Grant Program
Grants support Duval County public schools for arts education experiences for students. Any Duval County public school teacher, of any discipline or level, may apply. Grant awards are $500 per teacher and one grant per school. For more information, call (904) 358-3600. info[at]culturalcouncil.org Deadline for applications was Wednesday, November 7, 2012.
Florida Blue Arts and Cultural Education Grant Program
The Florida Blue Arts and Cultural Education Grant Program is open to arts and cultural organizations in Duval, Nassau, St. Johns, Clay and Baker counties with annual revenues of less than $1 million. Grants of $5,000 each fund children’s programs that foster art education, appreciation and awareness, as well as promote multicultural awareness and diversity. The grant program is administered by the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville on behalf of Florida Blue. Deadline for applications was August 15, 2012.
Cultural Service Capital Program
SPECIAL NOTICE: CAPITAL GRANT FUNDING HAS BEEN SUSPENDED. THESE PROJECTS WILL NOT BE FUNDED FOR 2013.
The Cultural Service Capital Program supports renovations, construction and acquisitions for Duval County cultural facilities.
Cultural Service Capital Program Intro and Contents [Word]
Cultural Service Capital Program Guidelines and Application [Word]
Additional Requirements for Non-CSGP Funded Applicants [Word]
Capital Grant Awards Press Release
For more information, contact Amy Palmer at (904) 358-3600 or
Join the panel
The Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville’s grant programs also offer an ongoing opportunity for members of the community to get involved via the Cultural Service Grant Review Panel.
Meetings of the CSGP Review Panel are open to the public.
Meetings of the Panel scheduled for 2013 include:
Thursday, May 23
9-10:30 a.m. @ Cultural Council,
300 W. Water St., Suite 201, Jax 32202
Tuesday, July 23
9-11 a.m. @ Cultural Council
Wednesday, Sept. 25
9-11 a.m. @ Cultural Council
CSGP Grant Hearings
Tuesday, Oct. 1 & Wednesday, Oct. 2
9 a.m.-5 p.m. @ Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts
CSGP Evaluation Meeting
Wednesday, Oct. 30
9-10:30 a.m. @ Jax Historical Society,
317 A. Philip Randolph Blvd., Jax