The Cultural Service Grant Program was designed to provide public support to arts and cultural organizations that contribute to the quality of life of Duval County's residents. Every year, non-profit organizations in the arts and cultural sector apply to receive City-funded grants to help support their missions and create broader access to the arts in Jacksonville. City of Jacksonville funds are administered by the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville through the Cultural Service Grant Program (CSGP), a competitive grant process governed by City ordinance (Chapter 118, Part 6). Information about applying for the CSGP is outlined below. Click hereto learn more about the program.
HOW TO APPLY FOR A CULTURAL SERVICE GRANT (LOI Deadline 3/1/2023)
The Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville is now accepting Letters of Intent (LOI) for the 2023-2024 Cultural Service Grant Program (CSGP). The deadline for receipt of Letters of Intent is Wednesday, March 1, 2023. Letters of Intent must be submitted online through the Cultural Council’s website: https://www.culturalcouncil.org/foundant-online-grant-system.html
Submission of a Letter of Intent is a required first step in the grant process. CSGP, which is funded through the City of Jacksonville and administered by the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, provides support to Duval County arts and cultural organizations which contribute to the quality of life of Duval County residents.
For organizations not currently funded through CSGP, completing the Standard Letter of Intent (LOI) is a mandatory prerequisite to completing the full application for the 2023-2024 Cultural Service Grant Program.
Currently-funded organizations must complete an abbreviated version of the LOI to ensure that they have maintained eligibility for CSGP for 2023-2024. A restricted access code is sent via email to current grantees so they may access this abbreviated LOI form.
The purpose of the LOI is to:
Signal the organization's intention to apply for a Cultural Service Grant
Determine eligibility for the applicant organization
Gather essential information and documentation
Inform the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville's request for funding to the City of Jacksonville in regards to the Cultural Service Grant Program.
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Organizations that submit a LOI for 2023-2024 will be notified of their eligibility to apply for a Cultural Service Grant. Eligible organizations will be provided with information on the next steps in the grant process.
The deadline to submit a LOI for the 2023-2024 CSGP is Wednesday, March 1, 2023. LOIs must be submitted online through FOUNDANT, an online grant system.
Recommendations for Cultural Service Grant awards to applicant organizations are made by the Cultural Service Grant Program Committee to the Cultural Council Board of Directors, which makes the final determination of funding. The Cultural Service Grant Program Committee consists of:
Three members from the Cultural Council Board of Directors
Seven community representatives
Two liaisons, one from the Mayor's Office and one from City Council
COMMITTEE NOMINATION FORM
The Cultural Council accepts nominations throughout the year for community representatives to serve on the Cultural Service Grant Committee.
JAX ARTS PROJECT - ROUND 2 GRANT APPLICATION OPENS
The Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville has once again partnered with PNC Foundation on a grant program for individual artists living in Northeast Florida. Thanks to the PNC Foundation for support of this program!
The JAX Arts Project - Round 2 will award seven grants of $2,500 each. The funds will enable the artist (of any discipline) to focus on the completion of a work product. This could be an entirely new work, or a work that the artist previously started, but plans to complete during the six-month grant period (May 15-Nov. 15, 2023). Following the grant period, all grantees will then have the opportunity to share and discuss their work in a community forum hosted by the Cultural Council and PNC.
Deadline to submit online applications for the JAX Arts Project – Round 2 is Tuesday, April 18, 2023 (11:59 p.m.).
The Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville is sponsored in part by the City of Jacksonville and by the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the State of Florida.