A Time of Transition

 Joy Young has announced her resignation as the Cultural Council's executive director. Joy successfully lead the staff for 18 months and started several new initiatives. The staff and board wish her the very best in the future and thank her for her leadership. She will be missed!

 The board unanimously appointed Diana Donovan as interim executive director while a nationwide search for the next executive director is underway. She is no stranger to the Cultural Council, having served as a  board member and on several Council committees.

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Diana is a member of the Jacksonville Business Journal's 2020 class of 40 under 40.

National Arts in Education Week

SEPTEMBER 13 - 19, 2020

Were you impacted by an art teacher or art instruction in your life?

 During this week, the field of arts education joins together in communities across the country to tell the story of the impact of the transformative power of the arts in education.

In celebration of this year's 10th anniversary of National Arts in Education Week, Americans for the Arts is inviting you to share your story in the social media campaign, #BecauseOfArtsEd, to bring national visibility to the issue of arts education


In addition to Duval County's outstanding public schools, such as Douglas Anderson and Lavilla School of the Arts, there are several nonprofit organizations that provide after-school instruction based on the arts.

We invite you to explore all they have to offer and consider supporting them for their incredible work in the community.

Cathedral Arts Project  Don't Miss a Beat JAMS The Performers Academy

Our Art Teachers Need Our Help!

Due to restrictions and additional safety precautions art teachers can no longer share supplies, making it difficult to have all they need to properly instruct the children. The Art Center Cooperative is raising money to provide supplies to Duval County elementary school teachers. 

Click below to learn more and help our schools!


WJCT Expands At-Home Learning Broadcast and Digital Resources


As First Coast families adapt to a new school year unlike any other, WJCT is expanding its support for educators, parents and caregivers with a suite of mostly free, high-quality, accessible educational media resources.  All information about programming and resources is available at wjct.org/education.

A new video showcasing Jacksonville's finest in arts & culture 

The Cultural Council, along with the following organizations came together to create a video highlighting Jacksonville's commitment to continue bringing more art and more culture to the community, before, during and after COVID.

MOCA Jacksonville, Jacksonville Children's Chorus, The Cummer Museum, MOSH, San Marco Chamber Music Society, TEDX, Jacksonville Dance Theatre, LOL Jax Film Festival, Theatre Jacksonville, Ritz Chamber Players, The Florida Theatre, All Beaches Experimental Theatre, Beaches Museum, Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, Players by the Sea, Cathedral Arts Project, The Art Center Cooperative, The Florida Ballet, Beaches Fine Arts Series. 

What's Open Now 

The following are just a few of the venues that are now open with limited capacity. There are several more. For up-to-date information visit the websites of each location.

The Cummer Museum 

The museum and gardens are open. Advanced ticket reservations are required. Learn more

Museum of Science & History - MOSH

The Museum of Science & History is open Thursday - Sunday with advanced reservations. Learn more

MOCA Jacksonville

The Museum of Contemporary Art is offering both in-person gallery tours and dynamic live virtual tours. Advanced reservations required. Learn more

The Symphony

The Jacksonville Symphony will perform its first live concert since March on September 16th and opening night on September 26th. Capacity is limited. Learn more

The Florida Theatre

The Florida Theater remains closed but has a dynamic line-up of virtual shows to enjoy from your living room starting September 12th. Learn more​

Join our generous sponsors to help bring more art and more culture to the Greater Jacksonville area.

support the Cultural council

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. 


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