$600,000 in grants available for artists in Duval County

Applications for “The Artist Grant Program: Operational Grants for Individual Artists” open July 29.

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The Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville
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The Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville and the city is launching a grant program that will award $600,000 to working artists in Duval County.

“The Artist Grant Program: Operational Grants for Individual Artists” was developed by Mayor Donna Deegan’s Arts, Culture and Entertainment Committee and the city.

“As we leveraged national best practices, we anticipate this program will ignite Duval County’s creative economy, while trailblazing Jacksonville as a city that acquires and retains creative talent through professional development and intentional capacity building,” Cultural Council Executive Director Diana Donovan said in a July 9 news release.

“Arts and culture has been a priority to my administration since the get-go. It’s no secret that Jacksonville is brimming with talent and creativity,” Deegan said in the release. “Through this new program, Jacksonville-based creatives will have an even greater support system to help them to develop and showcase their talents, build a larger audience, and succeed financially.”

Sixty $10,000 grants will be awarded, totaling $600,000 in direct grants for artists across multiple disciplines.

The program is designed to assist practicing, professional artists in any medium or discipline residing in Duval County. The program also is open to creative entrepreneurs and cultural workers who work directly, primarily and to the benefit of individual artists such as curators, producers and presenters.

In addition to the artist grants, the program will offer workshops to educate artists about the grant writing process. Grantees will receive coaching and professional development training through September 30, 2025.

A review panel comprising two professional artists, two community members, two Cultural Council board members and a chair will evaluate all applications. The Cultural Council will announce the award recipients by the end of 2024.

Applications open July 29 and close Aug. 30, 2024. Visit culturalcouncil.org/artistgrant to apply.

The Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville manages the Cultural Service Grant Program.



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