Arts & Culture Nassau holds Community Forum

Press Release
Arts and Culture Nassau & Community Forum
October 9, 2017 1:00 p.m.

The A&CN Community Forum that took place on September 23rd at the Atlantic Recreation Center was very well attended. We had upwards of 40 people participate in our Community Forum. Our purpose was twofold: 1) Educate the Arts Associations on Arts & Culture’s history and how the organization serves the Arts Community in Nassau County and 2) Promote the New Grant Program, funded by “State of the Arts” License Plate monies. When license plate is purchased, a portion of the fee is given to Nassau County to support Arts & Culture in Nassau benefiting ongoing youth programs…applications from 501(c)3 Arts organizations are available now and completed applications will be accepted between December 1 through January 15, 2018.

The morning was very successful — we brought 14 Art organizations and the public together. Each organization was able to display its literature to educate the public about each program and hand out event flyers showcasing what was happening on our Island involving the Arts Community. “Lots of questions were answered and a better understanding was gained by all attending,” said Fran Shea, Vice Chair of A&CN. To learn more about our new Grant Program or to pick up a Grant application, please go to our website,

List of Organizations in attendance: Amelia Community Theatre, Amelia Island Book Festival, Amelia Island Chamber Music, Amelia Island Jazz
Festival, Amelia Island Museum of History, Amelia Island Quilt Guild, Amelia Island Rocks, Amelia Life Long Learning, A.R.I.A.S., Barnabas, Friends of the Library, Island Art Association, Island Plantation Art Association, West Nassau Historical Society