Up to 15 grants in the amount of $1,000 or $2,000 (for collaborations) will be awarded for community-based projects
Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville and the PNC Foundation have joined forces to support the JAX Arts Project, a new program for individual artists living in Northeast Florida working on community-based projects resulting in pieces of art that reflect the unprecedented current social environment.
“The JAX Arts Project will take into account the challenges of creating and presenting art works in the time of COVID-19,” said Jannet Walker-Ford, chair of the Cultural Council’s board of directors. “The Cultural Council is thrilled to work with PNC on this new grant-making program for our local artists.”
Grant submissions must take place in Greater Jacksonville between Dec. 15, 2020, and June 30, 2021, and must incorporate social distancing measures to view or experience the artwork due to COVID-19. Deadline to submit online applications is Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020.
“By funding quality arts programming, we help to showcase the artistic talent and creativity of the next generation, while contributing to the $4 billion arts and culture industry in Florida,” said Brian Bucher, PNC regional president for Port Cities. “We also know how critical economic support is to local artists during these exceptional times.”
For more information, including detailed grant guidelines, visit the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville.
PNC Foundation: The PNC Foundation, which receives its principal funding from The PNC Financial Services Group (www.pnc.com), actively supports organizations that provide services for the benefit of communities in which it has a significant presence. The foundation focuses its philanthropic mission on early childhood education and community and economic development, which includes the arts and culture. Through Grow Up Great, its signature cause that began in 2004, PNC has created a bilingual $500 million, multi-year initiative to help prepare children from birth to age 5 for success in school and life.
The Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Inc.: The Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Inc. serves as the local arts agency for Duval County. Founded in 1973, its mission is to enrich life in Northeast Florida by investing in arts and culture. The Cultural Council stewards the City of Jacksonville’s annual appropriation to the arts, manages its Art in Public Places program, contributes to economic vitality through arts and cultural initiatives, and leads advocacy efforts to demonstrate the impact and significance of arts and culture in the community.