The Community First Cares Foundation, the 501(c)(3) charitable arm of Community First Credit Union, in collaboration with the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville will present the 2nd annual Entrepreneur Symposium for Creatives: Every Artist is a Small Business on Saturday, August 18 at the Ritz Theater and Museum in Jacksonville's historic LaVilla neighborhood. In connection with this program, Community First has pledged $10,000 to fund 10 direct artist grants, a doubling of last year’s support.
From May 1 through July 1, Northeast Florida artists are eligible to apply for the first round of grants through the Cultural Council’s website. Five artists will be awarded grants at the August intensive. A second round of grants will be open for applications from August 18 through October 18, with five recipients being announced during November’s Every Single Artist Lounge scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 13 at the Museum of Science and History.