SCAC 2021-2022 Grant Applications Now Available!
Grant Period October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2022
In 1995, the Seminole County Board of Commissioners designated SCAC as the official recipient of the Florida ARTS license plate funds. Through the Division of Cultural Affairs, State of Florida and Florida’s Department of Motor Vehicles, $20 from each special “State of the Arts” license tag purchased by Seminole County residents goes toward a grant fund that supports the arts in Seminole County. SCAC is the designated not-for-profit organization that distributes the license plate funds for Seminole County through this granting process. Since SCAC was formed, more than $370,000 in grants has been awarded.
Our Mission is to advocate in Central Florida for Seminole County’s art-rich community and our Vision is to inspire the cultural livability of the community through the arts.”
Please be sure to read through the entire application and note important dates and requirements including attending the Grant Workshop on June 10, 2021. Application Deadline: August 5, 2021.
To obtain an editable Word version of the application, send email request to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The SCAC grants review panel met Friday, August 21st at the Historic Sanford Welcome Center for review of the 7 applications received for FY 2020-21. Applications were judged on a points criteria in 4 grant categories: Cultural/Historical Organization, Education/Educational Outreach, Community Outreach, or Individual.
The following awards will be mailed to recipients at the start of our new fiscal year on October 1, 2020:
Central Florida Community Arts for "In-School Arts Programs for Seminole County Schools"
Florida Sculpture Guild for the "re-Vision" Program
Jonathan May Foundation for "Seminole County Student Scholarship Program"
Love Your Shorts Film Festival for the 2021 Love Your Shorts Film Festival
Saint Johns River Festival of the Arts for the "Art for Kids" Program
Seniors for a Better Community for the "Virtually Young At Art" Program
Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center for the "Jr. Repertory Company"
Congrats to all grant recipients and thank you to all of our supporters who make this process possible and the volunteers who review these grants each year.
Seminole Cultural Arts Council (SCAC) 2020 Membership and Community Meeting
You are invited to join the Seminole Cultural Arts Council (SCAC) for our annual community meeting on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 5:00 pm at the Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center & Historic Ritz Theater, 201 S. Magnolia in Sanford. A social distance separation for seating will be maintained, and all attendees are required to wear a mask or other face covering. No RSVP is necessary and it is free and open to the public.
There will be a brief installation of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee: Commissioner Anthony Aramendia (President); Mary Blake; Commissioner Bob Dallari; Josie Foranoce (Secretary); Charles Holcomb; Melanie Mucario, Esq.; Saulius Jankauskas, MD (Vice President); Steve Nelson (Treasurer); Abby Sanchez, School Board; Bonnie Sprung; Stephen Summers Ph.D.; and Kathryn Townsend.
We will also be introducing honored guests including elected officials, Artist of the Year Award recipients, winners of the heART for the ARTS Award, art & culture partners, and the recipients of our FY 2020-21 grants.
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The City of Lake Mary sponsors a rotating juried art exhibit at the Senior Center, 911 Wallace Court (off Rinehart Road) as part of an Art in Public Places program. It features 3 cycles per year, each for approximately 3 months. SCAC facilitates the Call to Artists.
The current exhibit opened November 6th and is themed THE PLACES WE LIVE LIFE. It is free and open to the public, and artworks are for sale. You may visit the exhibit Monday through Friday (except holidays) from 8:30am - 4:00pm
An agreement was completed for several juried exhibitions co-sponsored by Orlando Health, Inc. Lake Mary and the Seminole Cultural Arts Council (SCAC) as part of the Art In Public Places program in Seminole County.
The new facilities for Orlando Health, Inc. (commonly called ORMC) on Rinehart Road will include a free-standing Emergency Department and associated Medical Complex. The grand opening was held on September 13th and 14th and included artworks by local artists. The new buildings have been specifically designed with unique lobby spaces and wall features to highlight the community art component. The inaugural exhibit, “Mind Body Soul Wellness”, is expected to hang for 4-6 months.
Seminole Cultural Arts Council
SCAC is a catalyst for the preservation of local cultural and historic heritage, including performing, literary, visual arts and sciences; serving to sustain, develop and advance the cultural life of Seminole County.