Gigs for Musicians

St Johns Cultural Council (SJCC) is putting up a workshop/presentation for musicians. Its goal is to get musicians to have some better understanding on gigs, pay, tours and so much more. It’s a must for musicians starting up and the people who promote them. It will be held Thursday, June 20th at Sarbez, at 530-630pm. All are invited and its FREE. Please share this video segment with fellow musicians.

Freelance Jobs for Artists -SJCC Workshop

This workshop’s goal is to learn how to find jobs, earn extra money, use your skills. Figure out what types of jobs you qualify for. Also check out sites where to find the jobs and how to get noticed. This Saturday, Sept. 29th/10:30am at The Gallery Group on 303C Anastasia Blvd, St Augustine. Speaker Hala Laquidara, Director of Business Development with St Johns Cultural Council.

Business & Accounting Basics For Artists

Back by popular demand, this workshop is geared toward artists and art organizations looking to launch or organize their art business. Louise Anderson, a certified public accountant, will present this lecture and will address how to choose the right business structure for your art company, creative partnership, or cooperative. She will speak about tax returns, tax on sales, and tax deductions. Louise will also provide information on handy, online accounting tools and tips for your art business.

Louise is a CPA with Carr, Riggs & Ingram LLC, an accounting and business advising firm with offices in St. Augustine and Gainesville, and she provides consulting and tax services to small business and individual clients in the Northeast Florida area. She writes articles for various publications and is a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA). Louise is also active in her service and leadership in the community. Not only was she the past President of the Rotary Club of St. Augustine, but she is also a board member of the Betty Griffin House, Flagler Hospital Health Service Board, and First Coast Technical College Education Foundation.

Louise has the heart of a teacher, and her clients benefit from her educational approach to accounting and consulting. She will be an extremely valuable source for all your practical business information. Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your knowledge about business, taxes, and accounting to improve your art business. We highly encourage all artists and art organizations to attend this exceptionally effective workshop on July 21st, Saturday, 1030am at The Gallery Group, 303C Anastasia Blvd, St Augustine, FL.

SJCC Workshop on “How to Get Your Art in a Gallery”

Learn the best practices of how to get your work into an Art Gallery. There will be three local gallery owners to share this information. Ms. Jan Miller – Butterfield Garage Gallery Ms. Sylvia Gortz – The Gallery Group and Ms. Karen Sheridan – Plum Gallery What is the best way to contact/approach a Gallery? Who is the Key contact person? Do your research to see if the gallery is a good match for your work and level of experience. Does the artist need to develop a relationship with the gallery. What are the galleries submission policies? How do you find it? Bring your questions or come to network. As always, there is no charge for this workshop brought to you by the St. Johns Cultural Council.

SJCC Basic Grant Writing Workshop

St Johns Cultural Council is offering a free grant writing workshop on Saturday, April 21st at 10:30am. The workshop will be presented by Andy Witt Executive Director of the St Johns Cultural Council. Workshop will be held at the Ponte Vedra Cultural Center, 50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.

SJCC State of the Arts (SOTA) Grant Workshop


This free workshop will be provided on Saturday April 7th, 2018, from 1030am to 1230pm at the St Johns Cultural Council on 15 Old Mission Ave, St Augustine, FL. Do not miss it. The St Johns Cultural Council (SJCC) provides mini grants of up to $500 for arts and cultural activities within St. Johns County, FL. Funding is made possible through revenue from the sale of State of the Arts (SOTA) license plates in St. Johns County.  Priority will be given to proposals for activities that reach underserved audiences, arts education, and art in public places. Organizations, artists and schools may apply for new or expanded programs in the following disciplines: arts in education, music, dance, folk arts, humanities, literature, film/video/media, theatre and musical theatre, visual arts, or the collection or exhibition of cultural or artistic works. Proposals are evaluated on uniqueness, quality and impact. This workshop will help you understand the process, how to qualify, and how to apply by filling the grant.

SJCC Social Media Workshop for Artists

The St Johns Cultural Council is providing a free Social Media Workshop on February 24th 2018, on Saturday at 10:30am. The workshop will take place at The Cultural Center of Ponte Vedra Beach, 50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.

Please call (904) 669-5670 for more information. Come and learn how to use these free social media platforms to your advantage.

SJCC Free Biz & Accounting Workshop for Artists

St Johns Cultural Council is offering a free Business and Accounting Workshop for Artists and Arts Organizations of all Genres.

Saturday, January 6th 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

St. Johns County Public Library Main Branch

1960 N. Ponce De Leon Blvd., St. Augustine 32084

Topics that will be covered:

Do I need to form an entity (corporation, LLC, partnership).

What kinds of expenses can I deduct on my tax return for my business?

How would I keep up with all of this financial stuff during the year?

Are there any free apps or other tools that I can use?

What kind of taxes/returns am I responsible for? …..and much more.

St Augustine Distillery Educates and Appreciates

The St Augustine Distillery was educating the public by having bartender Anthony Auger show them the basic arts of the bar. This event was held on Dec. 12th & 19th, just before the holidays. First Coast.TV had a chance to have a word with Phil McDaniel about the event, and also the media appreciation event that took place earlier this month.

A Workshop to Empower

Ron Palumbo is facilitating a workshop to empower the individual. Things like shape energy, direct energy and misdirect energy are some of the topics covered. It will all happen this Sunday, July 17th at the Center of Spiritual Living. Watch the video and get the whole story on what is coming up.