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Cultural Center Chief
The Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville has a new executive director, and it’s a move up from a temporary position to the permanent leader for Diana Donovan.
Donovan was appointed interim director of the organization in September. She had served on the board of directors for the Cultural Council before that. But Donovan’s leadership in the interim position was working out so well; the organization decided to make the post permanent for her.
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Jacksonville Buzz interview with Diana Donovan, interim executive director, and host, Adrienne Houghton about the Cultural Council and the ARTSee & Shop Gallery
Each week on “Jacksonville Buzz,” our hosts sit down with some of the brightest and most entertaining guests you can find on the First Coast to discuss what’s buzzing in the Bold City. Our hosts Adrienne Houghton and Susan St.Denis are a delight to watch, treating viewers to fascinating guests, laugh-till-you-cry moments and insider tips on enhancing every aspect of your life on the First Coast. Today, Adrienne and Susan talk with Danielle & Ian Cleary from Heartspace Art, and Diana Donovan from the Cultural Council.
News 4 Jax Morning Show
Interview with Ellen Cottrill, communication and community engagement coordinator for the Cultural Council, and Basma Alawee, founder of WeaveTales.
The old Lee & Cates Glass building on Forsyth Street has become the temporary home for a series of portraits saluting iconic Jacksonville musicians.
The building, which has been vacant since a 2003 fire, sits on the edge of the LaVilla neighborhood, which was a center for Black culture during the segregation era, earning it the nickname "Harlem of the South." The portrait project shines a spotlight on Black musicians with strong ties to the city.
On behalf of the staff of the Cultural Council we wish Joy Young the best in the future and thank her for her excellent leadership. We welcome Diana Donovan to our team as the interim Executive Director.
Cultural Council Executive Director Departs, Interim Replacement Named The Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville Board of Directors today announced that Executive Director Joy Young is leaving the organization to pursue other opportunities. “We thank Joy for her service to the Cultural Council and wish her the best as she embarks on a new chapter,” said Jannet Walker-Ford, board chair for the Cultural Council. “The Cultural Council is in good shape financially and operationally.”
What is the role of the Cultural Council to engage and bring awareness?
As Jacksonville’s local arts agency, the Cultural Council is committed to investing in the arts and culture in the region. One way that we invest in our community is by using a variety of communication vehicles—social media, newsletters, television media, and our website—to spread the word about the incredible creativity that exists here. Creativity is happening around us every day and the Cultural Council is doing our part to ensure that the community knows that artists are producing new work, they are interpreting and documenting these turbulent times through thought-provoking work, and they are entertaining us. Our social media posts often give first-hand accounts about what is happening in our community. Our calendar of events links audiences to our community’s many long-standing arts organizations; in other words, we bring awareness by amplifying the public engagement efforts of the arts and cultural industries of our community.
Executive Director, Joy Young speaks to Tenikka Hughes about the state of the arts industry, now, and what to expect going forward in Jax.
By Alex Wilson – Reporter, Jacksonville Business Journal
June 11, 2020
On Monday, the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville reached out to the mayor's office. Around the country, monuments to the Confederacy were coming down, and the council wanted to start a conversation about doing so here.
As the custodian of the city's public art, it suggested creating a civic panel that could look at removing or recontextualizing the statues.
"The civic panel would unify the community through collectively identifying possibilities for actions toward public artworks such as removal, relocation, renaming, reinvestment, or reinterpretations through signage, or altogether new public artworks,” the letter read.
By Tuesday, the suggestion was a moot point.
Jax Daily Record
by: Karen Brune Mathis - Editor
The programmable artwork featuring LED lighting is expected to be installed by the end of August.
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DIANA DONOVAN NAMED CULTURAL COUNCIL OF GREATER JACKSONVILLE
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ARTSee & Shop Continues
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Annual Arts Awards
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