The mission of Arts and Culture Nassau is to support, promote and enhance the Arts in Nassau County, and to provide a framework to network and address common concerns among art and cultural organizations throughout Nassau County, FL.
We support and facilitate cooperation and communication among those organizations, as well as offering grants to those 501 (c) 3 organizations that serve senior citizens program and programs for youths. I addition, we recommend and facilitate Public Art installations throughout the County.
To visit the State of Florida Arts and Culture site CLICK HERE
2024 Board Members:
For us to support the grant programs and to help local Nassau County 501 (c) (3) art and culture organizations, we rely on the proceeds generated by residents purchasing and displaying the Florida "State of the Arts" license plate on their vehicles. (Pictured at right). These plates are available at the local county vehicle registration offices. The County then funds our organization from the sale and renewal of these license plates. You can get your own plate at the vehicle registration office near you.
Nassau County vehicle registration locations: Information- 904-491-7400
There are 2 Grant programs, one for
senior programs and one for youth programs.
SENIOR PROGRAMS: Arts & Culture Nassau (ACN) grant program is intended to foster appreciation of and participation in arts and culture for the senior citizens of Nassau County. It is our belief that fostering arts and culture appreciation among Nassau County citizens will benefit the quality of life for all Nassau County residents. Grants are designed to encourage new projects that serve the senior citizen population of Nassau County or to expand an existing program.
Click here to get the Senior Application in Downloads section below
YOUTH PROGRAMS -GRANTS OPEN NOV.15 TO DEC. 15
The Youth grant program is intended to encourage participation and appreciation in arts and culture for the youth of Nassau County creating a lifelong enjoyment of the arts and the culture they grew up in.
In both cases these grants are designed for Nassau County residents and for projects and programs within Nassau County.
PREVIOUS GRANT RECIPIENTS
Blue Fire Theatre; Arts Alive; AI Jazz Festival; AI Book Festival; AI Chamber Music Festival; AI Dance Festival; West Nassau Historical Society; Island Art Association
Notes from Arts Organization Leaders Forum- 9/25/2023 click HERE
These are the organizations that we support. Click on each site to see their current events.
Amelia Community Theatre- ameliacommunitytheatre.org
Amelia Island Book Festival-
Amelia Island Jazz Festival-ameliaislandjazzfestival.com
Amelia Island Museum of History-ameliamuseum.org
Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival-ameliachambermusic.org
Amelia Musical Playhouse- ameliamusicalplayhouse.com
Friends of the Nassau County Library-fernandinafol.org
Island Art Association-islandart.org
West Nassau Historical Society-wnhsfl.org
Amelia Island Singers- ameliaislandsingers.com
Amelia Island Quilt Guild-ameliaquilters.org
Amelia Island Writers Assoc.-ameliaislandwriters.org
Amelia Island Dance Festival-ameliaislanddancefestival.org
Arts Alive Nassau-artsalivenassau.org
Amelia Island Opera-ameliaislandopera.org
Blue Fire Theatre-bluefiretheatre.org
Country Star Quilters-countrystarquilters.org
Story and Song Center for Arts and Culture- StoryandSongArts.org
Friends of Fort Clinch- fortclinch.org
Friends of American Beach- friendsofamericanbeach.org
Yulee Historic Council- https://www.facebook.com/groups
* To be supported by Arts and Culture Nassau the organization must be in Nassau County and offer services open to the public. They must also be a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) organization
There's much to see here in Nassau County. So, take your time, look around, and learn all there is to know about our culture.
To read a brief history of Nassau County-
To see a list and learn the locations of historical markers click below-
Have you always wanted to work backstage at a concert? Act in a play? Lead a history tour? Meet a Famous author? Teach children a musical instrument? Assist with a dance, choir, opera, or chamber music group? All of our listed organizations are run by community volunteers who use their acquired skills and talents to become leaders of organizations. You may have some of these skills and talents and they would love to have you join them.
All our supported organizations listed above need you! Volunteers help continue the work that makes Nassau County such a wonderful place to live and spend your time working in the arts or culture organizations that you have always appreciated. Volunteering is a wonderful way to meet interesting and like-minded people, try new things, and give back to the community. It can be hard work, but it is so rewarding and yes, fun!
Why not get started today? Just click on the link to anyone of our organizations listed above, covering all the arts, history, music, library, galleries and so much more. Once on their webpage sign up. You won't regret it.
EVENTS CALENDAR- click here
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Get in Touch:
There are so many ways to get involved in our arts community. Drop us a line to find out about events, volunteer opportunities and fundraisers! Use contact form on the left.
Deputy Director-Scott Mikelson- email@example.com
Monthly Board Meetings at Noon, First Monday of Each Month.
City Hall, 204 Ash St. Fernandina Beach, FL 32034.
Hours- 9 am - 5 pm, Monday thru Friday
Location: City Hall 204 Ash St. Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 USA
Web manager- firstname.lastname@example.org