SAINT AUGUSTINE – In response to hardships created by event cancellations and venue closures related to the Coronavirus, the St. Johns Cultural Council has established an Arts Emergency Fund to support members of the St. Johns County arts community.
Small arts organizations and artists of all disciplines may apply. Individual artists may request up to $500 and arts organizations may request up to $1000 in assistance through this program.
Individual artists may access funds for basic living expenses, such as housing, utilities, or groceries. Arts organizations may request funding to support rent payments, utilities, and other operating costs related to arts, culture and heritage activities.
The Cultural Council has designated a total of $10,000 of its unrestricted funds for this program, and hopes to increase funds available through donor contributions. 100% of contributions to the Fund will be disbursed to local artists and arts organizations. In many cases, these contributions will be tax deductible.
Applications may be submitted now and will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until funds are depleted. For more information about applications or donations to the Arts Emergency Fund, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contributions to the fund may also be completed online at www.stjohnsculture.com/donate.